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Mark E. Caner, MBA, AEP, ChFC, CLU, CFP®

President, W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc.

Mark Caner PresidentMark 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 four sales channels: broker-dealers, financial institutions, independent marketing organizations/independent agents, and institutional. 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. 

Education & Registrations

  • 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.

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