Harry N. Stout is a published author and founder of the FinancialVerse organization. The FinancialVerse books and content are dedicated to improving America's financial literacy. He is an acknowledged senior leader in the global financial services business with over two decades experience in the annuity and life insurance businesses. He has held marketing, sales, product innovation, and distribution roles over his successful career.
He has over 25 years of financial services industry experience in the U.S. and abroad, working in Europe, Northern Asia, Africa, New Zealand and Australia. He is a past director of the National Association for Fixed Annuities, the Financial Services Council of Australia, the Insurance Marketplace Standards Association, and the Life Insurance Marketing and Research Association. He has been a governance fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors. His U.S. business experience includes serving as President of Voya's U.S. Retail Annuity Business Group, where he directed the fixed, indexed and variable annuity businesses. He also spent over a decade with Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Company where he served as Chief Executive Officer and President as well as holding key senior leadership roles for its parent companies USF&G Corporation, Travelers Corporation and Old Mutual U.S. Holdings, Inc. He has also been a corporate officer or Board member of several insurance marketing organizations. He began his career in public accounting with KPMG where he spent 10 years working primarily with multi-national enterprises. Mr. Stout's experience includes serving as Managing Director of Investments and Insurance with Australian and New Zealand Bank (ANZ), where he was based in Sydney and ran the Australian life insurance, investment, retirement services, general insurance and advice businesses for this large regional Australasian bank. During his time in Australia, he was also Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ING Australia.
Harry is a nationally known speaker, podcast guest and author covering annuities, life insurance and personal finance.