Harry N. Stout is a published author and an acknowledged senior leader in the global financial services business. He has spent over 20 years in the life insurance business as a CEO, President, Chief Marketing Officer, Investor or Board member for life insurance companies and distribution organizations. He has particular expertise in life insurance, personal finance, annuities, product innovation, and business management.
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 has been a governance fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors. He is a past director of the Life Insurance Marketing and Research Association (LIMRA), the National Association for Fixed Annuities (NAFA), the Financial Services Council of Australia, and the Insurance Marketplace Standards Association. His over 25 years of U.S. business experience includes serving as for over a decade with Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Company 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 was also President of Voya's U.S. Retail Annuity Business Group, where he directed the fixed, indexed, and variable annuity businesses. He has also been a corporate officer or Board member of several financial advice and insurance marketing organizations. Harry, a Certified Public Accountant by training, began his career in public accounting with KPMG where he spent 10 years working primarily with multi-national enterprises. Harry's experience also includes serving as Managing Director of Investments and Insurance with Australia 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's Australian insurance, advice, investment, and retirement services businesses.
Harry is a nationally known speaker, frequent podcast guest and author on personal financial management, life insurance protection, and later in life saving and income planning using annuity products.