Great-West Hires Sales Director for Bank Business

January 8, 2013 ( - Great-West Financial has appointed Joe Westendorf regional sales director for its bank markets business in Florida.

Westendorf will assist bank advisers in the sale of Great-West Financial retirement income and life insurance products to bank clients. He reports to Kris Davis, national sales director.    

Before joining Great-West, Westendorf served as a financial adviser for AXA Advisors. From 2005 to 2011 he was employed at Franklin Templeton Investments in a number of increasingly responsible sales roles. His most recent position at Franklin Templeton was as vice president, external wholesaler. From 1998 to 2005 he held financial adviser and branch leadership positions at Morgan Stanley.   

Westendorf received his masters of business administration from the University of Miami. He has a bachelor’s degree from Catawba College. Westendorf holds NASD Series 7, 9, 10, 24, 31, 63 licenses. He also holds a Florida life and variable annuity license.