World Financial Group (WFG)

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Joe DiPaola
World Financial Group, Inc. President & CEO

The latest addition to World Financial Group's executive leadership team, Joe DiPaola joined the company as president in 2010. Prior to his new role, DiPaola served as Chief Agency Officer for Transamerica Insurance & Investment Group (TIIG), a marketing unit of Transamerica Life. DiPaola brings a wide range of field and executive experience to World Financial Group - as an agent and as a builder of an entrepreneurial sales organization. He earned a business degree from Adams State College and started his insurance and financial services career as a field agent, branch manager and general agent. After running his own agency successfully for 10 years, DiPaola joined Transamerica Life as Senior Vice President of TIIG's Western Regional Marketing Center in 2006.


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Paul Mineck
World Financial Group, Inc. Chief Marketing Officer

Paul Mineck, previously WFG's Vice President of Administration, is responsible for development and implementation of strategic product development, marketing and branding initiatives to support and promote the future growth of WFG.

Mineck received his Bachelor of Science degree from Culver-Stockton College and has worked for AEGON for the last seven years. In addition to his contributions at WFG, Paul worked as a Senior Analyst for AEGON's Group Business Development department in The Hague, Netherlands, where he participated in various AEGON acquisitions in Central and Eastern Europe and the Pacific Rim. Paul currently serves on the WFG Agency Committee and is a popular speaker at field and company events in the United States and Canada, including the annual WFG Convention.

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Leesa Easley
Senior Vice President and General Counsel for World Financial Group

Leesa Easley is responsible for overseeing the legal advice for WFG's affiliated companies, including it insurance agency, World Financial Group Insurance Agency and insurance and broker dealer in Canada; In her previous role as General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer, Ms. Easley was instrumental in the development and registration of Investment Advisers International, Inc.

Prior to joining WFG, Ms. Easley was vice president and counsel at Key Bank where she provided legal counsel to the affiliated broker-dealers, investment advisors and mutual fund companies. Ms. Easley has over 20 years experience in the financial services arena, including research, compliance and legal. Ms. Easley attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio for undergraduate and CSU-Cleveland Marshall College of Law for her J.D.

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Susan Davies
World Financial Group, Inc. Chief Strategic Officer

Susan Davies works to improve field support within the WFG Executive Headquarters and guides mission-critical initiatives and campaigns. Also in this role, Susan works closely with Jack D. Linder, Joe DiPaola, Paul Mineck, John Joseph, as well as the WFG Board of Directors and various field leadership councils in making key decisions to shape the strategic future of World Financial Group.

Davies attended Brigham Young University in Utah and since leaving the university has spent 18 years in the marketing, publishing and communications arms of the financial services and securities industry. Before coming to WFG, Susan worked in Convention Services at the Marriott in San Antonio, followed by working for the Marriott Courtyard Regional Office in Atlanta.

Susan presently serves on the WFG Agency Committee, Executive Committee and the WFG Chairman's Council. She has been awarded the Chairman's Rolex watch for her outstanding service.

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John Joseph
Chief Administrative Officer of World Financial Group, Inc.

John is responsible for oversight of all WFG administrative departments in the United States. This includes Operations, Commissions, Licensing, Agent Services, Agency Relations, Business Support and Agency Compliance.

The holder of a Bachelors Degree in Corporate Finance and Investment Management from the University of Alabama and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Kennesaw State University, John has more than 18 years experience in the financial services industry and worked extensively in the U.S. banking sector prior to joining WFG in 1997. John has comprehensive experience within both WFG, ISI and, most recently, led a strategic Transamerica Life & Protection initiative to identify and implement critical IT and operational efficiencies across a variety of business units in the United States and Canada.

In addition to his WFG duties, John serves as a commissioned Logistics Officer with more than 18 years in the US Army and recently served in Operation Iraqi Freedom as the 4th Infantry Division Iraqi Security Forces Logistics Officer in Charge. John resides in Canton, Ga.,with his wife and three children.