The Futurity First leadership team includes experts in management, marketing, product, sales, finance, technology and compliance. Together, they collectively work to ensure that the company's objectives are achieved, and the needs of our advisors are met. We're not successful unless our advisors are successful - and this collaborative synergy is evident in everything we do, every day we do it.
John Haver, JD, CLU, ChFC - Chief Distribution Officer
John Haver joined Futurity First in August 2015 as Chief Distribution Officer. Futurity First is an independent, nationwide insurance distribution organization specializing in retirement income and insurance protection solutions. In his role, John is focused on guiding Futurity First’s strategic direction and positioning the company as a true business partner with career agents.
Prior to joining Futurity First, John was Sr. Vice President, Individual Producer Sales at Mutual of Omaha where he directed all sales activities for the company’s brokerage and agency distribution. John spent 18 years in a variety of leadership positions at Mutual of Omaha where he had the opportunity to build a career distribution model and work with agents on a daily basis to help them grow their business.
John received his B.S. degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and his J.D. from Creighton University. He has served on the Board of Trustees for the American College. He’s a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), and a member of the Society of Financial Service Professionals (SFSP), the Nebraska State Bar Association and the General Agent and Managers Association (GAMA). He also holds his series 6, 63 and 26 licenses.
Greg Garner - Vice President National Sales Manager
Greg Garner joined Futurity First in February of 2017 as Vice President National Sales Manager. His focus will be recruiting, training, and sales development. With 28 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry, he has held various positions from Agent to Vice President with a Fortune 500 company. He is licensed in life, health, property and casualty and holds a series 6, 63, and 26 securities license. He earned an LUTCF designation from American College and is an active member of GAMA and NAIFA. Greg graduated from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama with a Bachelors degree in Marketing. Greg and his wife, April, have three children and live in the Atlanta, GA area.
Curtis Carey - Sales Vice President (West)
Curtis has more than 19 years of experience in the insurance industry. Prior to joining Futurity First, Curtis was a regional director at Bankers Life and Casualty Company, where he oversaw a region of branch offices in the Northwest while managing a branch office that averaged 20% annual growth rate during his 10 full years at the helm. He also served as the Field Chairman of the Compliance Committee, and was the field representative on Conseco’s Compliance Committee.
Kevin Hedstrom - Assistant Vice President, Product Management
Kevin has over 14 years of experience in the financial services industry. Kevin has broad experience in relationship management, point of sale, and business development. His passion is assisting the independent agent as well as registered advisor take their practices to the next level. Utilizing a consultative approach, he has been able to assist producers through coaching, training, and mentoring on retirement security solutions, legacy concerns, and tax avoidance strategies for both the pre-retiree and retiree markets. Kevin works closely with producers and producer groups on identifying opportunities, case design, and implementation ultimately enhancing their life and annuity profit centers. In successfully leading startup, growth, and turnaround operations, he has grown territories and business lines with each firm he has been affiliated with. Prior to joining Futurity First, Kevin served as Supervisor of Internal Sales at Aviva Life and Annuity / Annexus Financial, LLC.