Schaumburg, Ill. (Jan. 6, 2016) – In recognition of the momentum and growth of Assurance Financial Services (AFS) – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Assurance – Rich Cordova is being promoted to senior vice president, practice leader. Rich has been the cornerstone of the company’s financial services practice over the last eight years, building a market-leading service platform for corporate retirement plan sponsors. 

In his new role, Rich will oversee all AFS team members and continue his direct involvement with many clients and new prospective opportunities.

“Rich has been an incredible asset in helping client’s manage their fiduciary responsibility and achieve the best retirement outcome for plan participants,” said Liz Smith, president at Assurance. “He’s been a contributing factor to the substantial growth of AFS, and we couldn’t be more proud to add him as practice leader.”

Rich earned his Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist (CRPS) designation from the College of Financial Planning and Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies. He’s also a FINRA Series 7, 63 and 65 licensed professional, as well as maintains his Illinois Life and Health insurance license.                  

“It’s been exciting to not only watch AFS’s growth over the years, but also our clients,” he said. “I can’t wait to see what impact I can make for this division in my new role.”

Prior to becoming practice leader, Rich was senior vice president. He has nearly 18 years of experience in the financial services sector.

About Assurance

Assurance is among the largest and most awarded independent insurance brokerages in the U.S. A “Top 50” broker and repeated national “Best Place to Work” winner, Assurance creates value by minimizing risk and maximizing health for 6,000 businesses and individuals across the country. The company is headquartered in Schaumburg, IL with centralized office locations in Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO. Visit Assurance at www.assuranceagency.com

Disclaimer: Securities offered through Kestra Investment Services, LLC (Kestra IS), member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Kestra Advisory Services, LLC (Kestra AS), an affiliate of Kestra IS. Assurance Financial Services, Ltd and Assurance Agency, Ltd are not affiliated with Kestra IS or Kestra AS. Assurance Financial Services, Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Assurance Agency, Ltd.