About World Financial Group

Our Vision

To give people from all backgrounds the power to become financial services business owners, so that every family can access financial knowledge, products, and resources to prepare for a better future.

Our Mission

To empower financial services entrepreneurs with the tools they need to help families have better futures.

Executive Team

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Joe DiPaola

President & CEO
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"I want WFG to be known as an organization that provides an opportunity to people from every walk of life to build a business that’s good for their family and the families they help."

Thomas Dempsey

President and CEO of World Financial Group, Inc.
“WFG entrepreneurs are unmatched in their enthusiasm and dedication to help families work toward their financial goals, and I’m proud to support them as they grow their businesses and deliver premier financial solutions to the communities they serve."

George Chuang

President of Transamerica Financial Advisors
“TFA works with securities-licensed WFG business owners to give more middle-income families access to the wealth accumulation products and services they need to prepare for a life time of financial security.”

Rick Williams

President of WFG Canada Inc.
"Our main priority is to not only provide our associates with brand-elevating corporate sponsorships and the latest technology to help grow their business, but ultimately to help WFG business owners reach more Canadian families to ensure that no family is left behind. "

Victor Sanchez

Chief Sales Officer
“We want more people to start and grow successful financial services businesses. That means helping people get licensed and giving them access to the training, technology and tools they need to help more families.”

John Joseph

Chief Strategy Officer
“We continually harness turnkey technology to power the business platform as effectively and efficiently as possible, while focusing on helping families meet their financial needs.”

Susan Davies

Chief Compliance Officer
“WFG business owners are the key to our success. Ensuring a strong relationship with them has helped us have great success and will ensure we can help even more families have better financial futures.”

Diana Baldwin Martinez

Head of Channel Marketing
“We strive to build powerful messaging, offer the best array of quality providers and products, & a world-class experience for our independent agents and ultimately for their clients.  What matters to them, matters to us.”

Suzanne Ford

VP, Director, WFG Canada
“I’m proud to be part of WFG. We have a culture of doing what’s right, every time, for WFG business owners and the families they serve. That’s what shapes our processes and strategic relationships.”

Seth Miller

VP, Office of the President
“We ensure that we’re performing the strategic and tactical activities that keep us aligned with the needs of WFG business owners, giving them the support they need to help more families, now and in the future.”

Janice Beauregard

VP, Sales Management
“We take pride in providing access to reputable financial services providers that allow WFG business owners to help thousands of families build better futures.”

WFG By the Numbers

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Life Licensed WFG Agents as of 2019
Entrepreneurs across North America are building businesses that address middle-income families’ growing need for financial services.
Families Helped Since 2001
WFG business owners have helped more than 4.2 million families prepare for a better financial future.
Increase in Business
WFG has seen record growth since 2012, and the company continues to grow. In fact, commissions paid to the field increased from 2017 to 2018 by 7.34%
Entrepreneurs earning at least $1M since 2001
People from all walks of life have the potential to become millionaires at World Financial Group.
Product Providers
By working with many trusted product providers, we give WFG business owners multiple ways to satisfy their clients and meet their needs.
Home Office Employees
Our home office staff takes care of licensing, commissions and other key functions, freeing WFG agents to help their clients.

A History of Empowering Entrepreneurs

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Launching WFG

Aegon purchases core assets that enable it to establish WFG.

Tim Stonehocker, a financial services industry veteran, serves as WFG’s first CEO, and implements a strong foundation of regulatory compliance, integrity, and respect.

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Launching Our Broker Dealer

WFG’s affiliate broker-dealer was established, empowering securities-licensed WFG business owners to provide additional products and services to families.

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Advancing in Canada

Rick Williams moved  from his position as vice president of national sales for Transamerica Life of Canada and became president of WFG’s Canadian operations, which now includes World Financial Group Insurance Agency of Canada Inc. and WFG Securities  Inc.

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Transforming Strategically

WFG becomes part of Transamerica, a well-known financial services company whose history of helping families to secure their future extends back more than 100 years.


Creating a Future-Ready Digital Platform

WFG launches Compass, our proprietary technology infrastructure that manages agent commission payments and billing.


Ready for the Next Era of Success

WFG rebrands the company with a contemporary look and voice. It also embraces a Mobile-First approach to designing systems that enables agents to run their businesses securely while on the go.


Leaving No Family Behind

WFG launched the Financial Momentum Campaign at the annual convention. The campaign's goal was for WFG agents to help 150,000 families in 90 days. An ad in the January 2017 issue of Fortune magazine celebrated the top 500 who helped the most families.


Making the Industry Attractive to Entrepreneurs

WFG paid more than $792 million in commissions to the field, which translates to over 440,000 families helped.

Community Partnerships