Enrique Vasquez is a most interesting person. I’ve gotten to know him over the years and have found him to be someone with a firm eye toward the future. Many times he will say, “It’s where I want to be.”   Two and a half years ago, Vasquez succeeded the highly personable and knowledgeable David Reedy, one of the founders of Terra Securities which evolved into Genworth Financial Securities and Genworth Financial Advisors, both based in Schaumburg, Ill., the companies that Vasquez now heads. Actually, he moved into the top position as president and CEO at the ripe age of 39. I like to tease him with the fact that I have sneaks of such vintage and that two of my children are older than he is.   Still, his background is fascinating. He has a B.S. in accounting from Kean College and an MBA in international finance from Fordham. He began his career with Societe Generale as a financial supervisor and then went over to GE, rising rapidly to become a vice president of GE Financial.   Genworth Financial Securities has focused on helping tax and accounting professionals become successful wealth managers for over a quarter of a century and today has more than 2,400 independent representatives licensed in all 50 states. “My goal is to help clients fulfill their dreams by providing wealth management solutions,” says Vasquez. “Our vision at Genworth is to be the partner of choice for the independent financial professional with a focus on accountants and tax preparers.”   Under his guidance, Genworth has developed a consultative culture working one-on-one with representatives. “We know that representatives need a strong partner to provide advanced training and support,” notes Vasquez, “so our practice management tools are delivered by seasoned specialists in a way that is customized to the needs of each representative.”   In fact, it is noted that Genworth provides representatives with more than 300 training opportunities each year with meetings offered in more than 30 locations across the U.S.   Vasquez winks when he is referred to as being so successful. But he points out that figures back him up. “On average, our representatives have been able to grow their business by 20 percent per year. The average tenure for our representatives is seven years.”   He expects that to continue to grow. “The future. It’s certainly where I want to be.”

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