President of Annuities and Individual Life Distribution
Focus: Annuities, Life Insurance, Retirement Income
Chad Tope serves as president of Annuities and Individual Life Distribution at Voya Financial. In this capacity, he is responsible for registered and non-registered annuity and IRA asset sales through multiple forms of distribution including independent marketing organizations, banks, broker-dealers and independent agents. Tope had previously been senior vice president and national sales manager for the company’s Fixed Annuity Distribution.
Tope joined the company in 1995 and has served in a number of sales and management roles of increasing responsibility. In addition to leading fixed-annuity sales, he has led a number of initiatives such as partnering on a revamp of a distribution model, designing and building a successful annuity sales team and developing new distribution channels, outlets and markets. Tope began his career in personal sales in 1991 with AEGON USA and later transitioned into their broker-dealer as a variable annuity and mutual fund wholesaler.
He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Iowa.