Mark E. Caner, MBA, AEP, ChFC, CLU, CFP®
President, W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc.
Mark E. Caner, MBA, AEP, ChFC, CLU, CFP®, is president of W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc., an operating unit of IFS Financial Services, Inc., and wholesale division of Western & Southern Financial Group (Western & Southern), based in Cincinnati.
Caner joined the company in 2006 and is responsible for leading multiple intermediary sales channels including financial institutions, broker-dealers, independent marketing organizations, independent agents, registered investment advisors, institutions and full-service national broker-dealers. In addition, he has responsibility for relationship management, marketing, product development, and sales support. Before joining Western & Southern, Caner served as vice president and national sales manager with Nationwide Financial Services and directed the sales and marketing efforts for variable and income annuities through banks, broker-dealers, and wirehouses.
- Caner attended The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.
- He also holds a master’s degree in business administration from Capital University and a doctoral degree in strategic leadership from Regent University.
- Caner has also achieved the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (CFP®), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Accredited Estate Planner (AEP) industry designations.