EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP WITH MORE THAN A CENTURY OF EXPERIENCE IN THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY
The initial dream of WFG’s Ed Mylett was to play major league baseball, but when an injury squelched an athletic future he put all his energy into building a financial services business. Shortly after joining WFG, Ed Mylett became a CEO MD, one of the youngest in the company’s history. Soon after, he achieved the top level of Senior Executive Vice Chairman, and in 2006, he became the newest Chairman’s Council member. In addition, Ed has been named the new WFG Agency Chairman. In this role, Ed works closely with the WFG Marketing team, as well as with associates in the field, to encourage the flow of information and ideas between the two groups.
WFG’s Xuan Nguyen began his career in social services. He never thought he would one day own his own business and still continue to do what he loved most – help people. Turning to the financial services industry, Nguyen was able to do both. After learning about WFG, Nguyen has spent the past two decades building a successful WFG business and team of associates who bring financial services and products to people from all walks of life. In early 2009, he achieved WFG’s highest field leadership promotion – Executive Chairman.
More than 20 years ago World Financial Group’s Rich Thawley took a chance with his future, leaving his job as an assistant university athletic director to join the financial services industry. Throughout his career, Thawley has been most admired for his enthusiasm and passion for bringing critical financial concepts to everyday people who are looking to build a strong financial future. Today, he continues to inspire and motivate associates throughout WFG to help families achieve financial independence.
Monte Holm left the construction field to launch a financial services business. His business flourished over two decades as he grew a team of associates located throughout the United States and Canada. With the success of his business and his team soundly in place, Holm was asked in 2005 to expand his leadership in World Financial Group as President of WFG. In 2008, he transitioned from day-to-day management of the company to a field leadership role, supporting the company’s domestic and international growth initiatives.
Jack Linder has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry. He has been part of WFG’s executive leadership team since the company’s inception in 2001, initially serving as Executive Vice President and then as WFG’s President from 2008 to 2010. Currently, Linder serves on WFG’s Chairman’s Circle. Prior to joining WFG’s headquarters team, Linder led his own insurance and financial services business and field agent team for more than 20 years. Before entering the financial services industry, Linder was an executive with the Ralston-Purina Company. He earned his master’s degree from Colorado State University and holds his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University.
After college, Jeff Levitan worked as a manager for a painting company and then as a representative at an insurance company. His career hit an upward trajectory soon after coming to WFG. At WFG, Levitan steadily built a strong financial services business with a solid team of associates. Because of his hard work, leadership and dedication to helping families become financially secure, Levitan quickly achieved several promotions within the company, culminating in his current position of Executive Vice Chair on WFG’s Chairman’s Circle. As a result of his tremendous success, Levitan has been able to give back to the world as the President and Founder of All for OneTM, a charitable foundation dedicated to deterring poverty changing the lives of children around the world by improving social conditions.
Originally from St. Paul, Alberta, Réal Michaud is an entrepreneur at heart. He owned a jewelry business for 17 years before establishing his financial services business in 1999. Michaud quickly found success at WFG and rose to the rank of Executive Vice Chairman in less than 10 years. Through WFG, Réal has found “the ability to touch many people’s lives in so many different ways.” Réal currently resides in the Edmonton area with his wife, Claudette. Three of their five children also have successful WFG businesses.
Andy Nguyen came to WFG from a software engineering and management career, starting his business out of his home. Working with his wife and business partner, Linh, Nguyen built a successful organization that has helped many clients and associates achieve their dreams. Based out of Rockville, Md., Andy is a member of the WFG Millionaire’s Hall of Fame and currently serves as an Executive Vice Chairman on WFG’s Chairman’s Circle.
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