Kurt has 28+ years of experience in the Financial Services industry. Kurt started his career with Prudential as a field agent and became a partner in a regional planning firm specializing in Estate and Business planning. He joined the life brokerage division of Prudential winning the national sales trophy as part of the inside sales team. Kurt moved to ReliaStar (ING/VOYA) where he spent over 20 years in various executive leadership roles from product management, sales, distribution and marketing. As the CMO for the Insurance Division, he was part of the executive team for the Individual Life, Annuity and Employee Benefits divisions.
As part of the Executive Leadership Team at DBS, Kurt’s role is to build a strong sales and marketing organization to drive increased market share and increased effectiveness to support our customers. In addition, Kurt plays a role in helping to drive the strategic future direction of the firm.
Kurt has deep industry affiliations including:
- Former Member of LIMRA Strategic Marketing Issues Committee
- Former Member of NAILBA Brokerage Distribution Committee
- Former Board Member of ING National Trust
- Former Board Member of Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest
- Member of AALU, NAILBA and Lifemark Partners
Kurt graduated from the University of St. Thomas and received his insurance designation, LIMRA Leadership Institute Fellow (LLIF) from Wharton/LIMRA, and Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) from the American College. He maintains his 6,63, 26 with FINRA.