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.