Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) announced recently that it has promoted Corey Walther to president of Allianz Life Financial Services, LLC, its wholesale broker-dealer, effective August 1. In his new role, Walther will be responsible for driving sales momentum for all product lines through the Allianz Life Financial Services channel. He will lead the strategic direction of the organization and is also responsible for expanding the company’s wholesale distribution network.
“The entire financial services landscape, including financial professionals, is facing a period of unprecedented change–whether it’s the current market environment, rising consumer expectations or technology disruption,” said Eric Thomes, chief distribution officer, Allianz Life. “Corey’s experience makes him a great fit to lead this team as we help financial professionals enhance client outcomes and improve their productivity to capitalize on this opportunity.”
Walther has more than 25 years of experience in financial services, including the past 21 at Allianz Life in various senior leadership roles in distribution and marketing. Most recently, he was head of business development and relationship management at Allianz Life. Prior to joining the company, Walther was an investment executive at RBC, where he built a financial planning practice focused on small-business owners and high-net worth individuals.
Walther holds an MBA from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, as well as a BS from Moorhead State University. His professional designations include CLU® (Chartered Life Underwriter), ChFC® (Chartered Financial Consultant), RICP® (Retirement Income Certified Professional), and WMCP® (Wealth Management Certified Professional). He is chairperson and a member of the board for the nonprofit Twin Cities in Motion. He also serves as a board member at the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI).