In this position, Garvin will manage a newly formed division focused exclusively on AIG VALIC’s expansion into the independent distribution channel. He will report to Bruce R. Abrams, President and CEO of VALIC and the VALIC Retirement Services Company.
Garvin has nearly 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and has held a variety of senior management positions focused principally on the distribution of insurance and retirement-related products through third-party channels, according to a press release. Most recently, he served as President of Security Distributors, a unit of Security Benefit Life Insurance Company, and he previously served as President of the Institutional Marketing Group, an Aegon Financial Services Group unit marketing insurance and annuity products to large banks.
Garvin has also served as Vice President, Providian Capital Management where he was responsible for distribution strategy and product development for wirehouses, regional brokerage firms and independent general agents. Garvin began his financial services industry career as President and Founding Officer of Goldome Agency in 1983 before pursuing career opportunities in product marketing and distribution for banks, brokerage firms, and independent financial advisers.