Carl Wackerle joins Forethought’s Life Division as Vice President of Agency Accounts


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HOUSTON – Forethought Financial Group, Inc. (Forethought), a leader in the preneed insurance market, announced that Carl Wackerle has joined Forethought Life Insurance Company as Vice President of Agency Accounts for the Life Division. He will be responsible for cultivating new business opportunities, managing key agency accounts, and fostering growth through existing product lines.

Wackerle brings extensive sales experience to Forethought, with significant knowledge of the insurance industry. Prior to joining Forethought, he spent 14 years with National Guardian Life Insurance Company where he held various sales and marketing positions of increasing responsibility during his tenure, including Marketing Manager, Director of Sales Development and Assistant Vice President of Sales. Most recently he served as the Regional  Vice President of Sales, focusing on the distribution and growth of their final expense products through key distributors.

“We are very pleased to have Carl joining our sales management team,” said John Walls, Senior Vice President of Sales for the Life Division. “He has proven sales success serving the preneed and final expense markets. Carl’s integrity, drive and commitment to providing quality financial solutions for distribution partners and the families they serve align perfectly with our values at Forethought. He will be a significant asset to our team, and we look forward to the possibilities that lie ahead in 2014 with Carl at Forethought.”

“I have a passion for this business and I truly believe that what we are doing is the right thing for many individuals who are looking to relieve loved ones of future financial obligations,” said Wackerle. “Making the move to Forethought is an exciting opportunity for me. Their responsive culture and focus on providing enduring and sound financial solutions for seniors will allow me to continue providing distributors with innovative  solutions for their customers.”

Wackerle will cover agency accounts and Forethought TrustGuard distribution. He can be reached at  carl.wackerle@forethought.com.


About Forethought Financial Group, Inc.

Founded in 1985, Forethought Financial Group, Inc. is a privately-held, diversified financial services organization based in Houston, Texas, with insurance operations throughout the United States. Forethought provides life insurance and annuities that help America’s senior middle market plan for their pre-retirement, retirement and end-of-life needs through key distribution relationships.

Forethought’s experienced leadership and financial discipline underlie strong growth and success in the marketplace. With a targeted strategy and multifaceted product lines, Forethought delivers enduring value to customers, distribution partners and shareholders.

Forethought is Forethought Financial Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries, including Forethought Life Insurance Company.



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