At WealthVest, we think differently so people can invest smarter.

WealthVest Marketing is an advanced financial services distribution firm that specializes in high-quality fixed and fixed index annuities. WealthVest’s commitment to delivering innovative marketing tools, an unsurpassed support system, and intellectual capital helps to make great agents even better.

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Everything we do is smart, from our partnerships and product offerings, to our extensive support and training, to our investment strategies.  Our Goal is to provide the resources that help customers make smart investment choices.  Everything we do is well thought-out, of the highest quality, and performed with a passion for only the best.

THE WEALTHVEST TEAM

Wade Dokken

President and Founder

Wade Dokken

Wade Dokken has 25 years of experience as an annuity marketing innovator and senior life company executive manager. Wade was the face of American Skandia, leading its sales and marketing from their launch in 1988. He also played a vital role as a marketing and sales innovator.
Moving from National Sales Manager to Chief Marketing Officer at American Skandia, Wade led the development of one of the industry’s highest performing sales teams, reaching 125 field wholesalers in the wirehouse, bank, and financial planner channels, and selling variable annuity, 401k, mutual fund, and variable life. American Skandia was perennially the VA leader in the financial planner channel, and its wholesaling and marketing teams routinely received the highest scores from Market Metrics in key quality measures. Wade was named CEO in 2000, and led the sale of the company through Goldman Sachs to Prudential Financial for $1.2 billion in 2003.
After the sale of American Skandia, Wade, his wife, and three boys traveled the world for a year, at one point living in Italy as part of an international education experience for the children. Now living in Bozeman, Montana, Wade and his family are avid skiers, hikers, and participants in all the outdoor pursuits of Southwestern Montana. Read articles, blogs, and posts on his blog.

Lincoln Collins

President and Founder

Lincoln Collins

Lincoln Collins is a senior financial services executive with an entrepreneurial spirit. He led the launch of the Hartford Life Limited, Europe as the Chief Executive Officer, and within four years, generated sales over $1.25 billion and was a top-ten provider of both variable annuities and private pensions. The company achieved industry awards for product innovation, marketing, customer service, & technology, and was named a Financial Times Top 50 Workplace in the United Kingdom.
Prior to The Hartford, Lincoln helped launch American Skandia as employee number 14 in 1988. He was the leader of Skandia’s strategy and product development teams before being named Chief Operating Officer. Lincoln played a major role in the development of the annuity platform, mutual funds, 401k, and variable life product lines. Known for innovative product, marketing, and use of technology to support sales, Skandia raised over $43 billion in assets before Prudential Financial purchased the company in 2003 for $1.2 billion.
Lincoln lives in San Francisco with his wife and two children; he enjoys mountain biking, running, skiing, and sailing. He is a board member of First Graduate, a program dedicated to helping young people in the San Francisco Bay Area become the first members of their families to graduate from college. Lincoln also enjoys participating in the Marin Highlanders Rugby Club.

Kevin Connor

Managing Director
WealthVest Financial Partners

Kevin Connor

Kevin Connor comes to WealthVest Marketing from Hartford Life Distributors, where he led the marketing and distribution of The Hartford’s broker-sold retirement and investment products, including annuities, mutual funds, retirement plans, and 529 college savings plans. Kevin was responsible for all distribution functions, including internal and external sales, marketing and sales support, strategic relationship management, and business development. Kevin began his career at PLANCO – one of the nations’ oldest, largest and most respected financial product wholesaling firms – in 1981 as a regional marketing director. He was consistently a top producer in several territories, including New York, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. In March of 1988, he was named Divisional Vice President of the Northeastern Division, and became PLANCO’s Western Divisional Manager in May of 1991. Kevin was promoted to Vice President of Financial Institution sales in May of 1993.

In 1998, PLANCO became a part of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. As a result of his success, Kevin was chosen in 1999 to direct the continued growth of PLANCO. He oversaw the creation of the Hartford Leaders’® management and sales teams, and drove the expansion of the Hartford Leaders product and sales force with proven leadership in areas critical to PLANCO’s success. Kevin accepted the promotion to Managing Director in September 2000. As a managing director, he helped manage the overall business of PLANCO, leading the company’s interaction with The Hartford’s product development area and outside investment managers. When PLANCO became part of Hartford Life Distributors in 2008, Kevin was named Executive Vice President of the organization.

Kevin attended Bloomsburg State University in Pennsylvania. He holds his FINRA Series 6, 26, 51, and 63, and life, health, and disability insurance licenses, as well as his CMFC® designation. Kevin and his wife Gail live in the Philadelphia area with their children, Madison and Jackson.

WealthVest’s executive leadership team has a long and varied history of success in the financial services industry. The team’s experience and in-depth industry knowledge help to drive WealthVest’s success, making us one of the fastest-growing and most innovative financial marketing organizations in the industry.

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