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Talent & Experience Serving Our Stakeholders

Building a culture of innovative solutions and business growth starts with our tenured leadership

Leading The Future for Growth

From the start, effective leadership has been essential to the continued success of W&S Financial Group Distributors. Building on the collective strengths of our organization, our leadership team strives to deliver new levels of value in our relationships with our distributors, our customers, our communities and each other.

Mark Caner, President

Mark E. Caner, MBA, AEP, ChFC, CLU, CFP®, is president of W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc. an operating unit of IFS Financial Services, and wholesale division of Western & Southern Financial Group based in Cincinnati.
Meet Mark Caner

Leadership & Experience 

Our leadership team works to guide our stakeholder relationships and distribution of products and services with their team of experienced professionals. 

Dan Downing

Daniel J. Downing

Senior Vice President
Independent Agent Distribution

Dan Downing's Bio
Andy Reiss

Andrew N. Reiss

Senior Vice President
Financial Institutions

Andrew Reiss' Bio
Angie Holthaus

Angie Holthaus, CRPC®

Vice President
Relationship Management

Angie Holthaus' Bio
Paul Kruth

Paul Kruth

Vice President, National Sales Manager
Independent Agents/Independent Marketing Organization
Paul Kruth's Bio
Pearse McCormack

Pearse McCormack

Sales Manager
Life Insurance
Pearse McCormack's Bio
Katie Bezold

Katie Bezold, CRPC®

Vice President
Product Management

Katie Bezold's Bio
Anthony Gigliotti

Anthony J. Gigliotti

Assistant Vice President and Director
Sales Support
Anthony Gigliotti's Bio
Debbie Minor

Debbie Miner, J.D., CLU, ChFC

Assistant Vice President
Advanced Markets
Debbie Miner's Bio