Aamir Chalisa
Managing Director

Aamir’s job is to make the advisors in the Chicago office successful, which he defines as “advisors providing financial security to their clients, which in turns allows the advisors to succeed and care for their families.” Aamir makes sure advisors are well informed and well trained, helps cases go smoothly by removing administrative burdens and is a go-to resource for marketing ideas to help advisors grow their practice.

Aamir has over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry with a successful track record of growing diversity in the workplace. Prior to joining Futurity First, Aamir served as Vice President of Market Development and Diversity for Nationwide Financial Network, the affiliated retail distribution business of Nationwide Financial Services, Inc. There he played a critical role in growing the field sales force through various recruiting programs, working closely with management and with the company’s multicultural marketing team to increase Nationwide’s presence in diverse markets.

Prior to joining Nationwide, Aamir was in sales and management positions with Met Life, Prudential and Mony/AXA. With each company, he was responsible for developing and managing an experienced and diverse field force while increasing the business presence in the local Chicago Land communities. 

Aamir is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on marketing and diversity. In 2016 he was a featured speaker at GAMA’s LAMP Asia in Bangkok, Thailand and at the NAIFA Annual Convention in Las Vegas He has previously spoken in Mexico and attended GAMA day in Manila, Philippines. Aamir also speaks locally at various NAIFA events and local community events throughout the Chicagoland area.

Aamir is the Immediate Past President of the FBI Chicago Citizens Academy Alumni Association; On the Founders Council of the FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association and is active in many other community-based organizations. He represents his community on the Chicago Roundtable, which is a group of individuals that help many Governmental Organizations learn about challenges in their communities. This is organized under the Department of Homeland Security and is represented by many Agencies such as FBI, TSA, USCIS, CBP, ICE, FEMA, US Attorney General’s office etc.

Aamir has won many sales and management awards throughout his career and qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) three times. Aamir is also on the Membership Committee of GAMA International and has attended GAMA’s LAMP conferences for the last 20 years. In 2015 he was appointed to the Board of Directors at GAMA to head up the India Task Force and was named GAMA volunteer of the year.  He has received GAMA’s first in class award twice in his career. He won GAMA awards in 2013, 2014 & 2015. He has also attended MDRT and LIMRA Conferences many times. Aamir also served on the NAIFA National 20/20 task force in 2016.

Aamir earned his undergraduate degree in Finance/Marketing and an MBA in Finance from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Aamir lives in Naperville, IL with his wife Nuzhat, an Endocrinologist, and their 2 children Farah and Amaan. His hobby is traveling the world.