Tom has been in the life insurance industry for more than 40 years. He was told by many that if he could survive in the business long enough, he would be witnessing the largest transfer of wealth in the country’s history. His task was to come up with a concept people would want to hear as they approached retirement age.
He is a two-time presenter at the Million Dollar Round Table. He leads a group of advisors from around the country teaching them a strategy of how to build wealth off the radar screen of the IRS using the current tax code.
Preserve, promote, and propel the life insurance advisor business is Jim Ruta’s mission. A retired insurance advisor and executive manager of a 250-advisor agency in Toronto, Canada, Jim started as a 22-year-old agent and is today a global insurance industry thought leader.
He has spoken 4 times at the Million Dollar Round Table Annual Meeting, including the Main Platform, and at major events around the world. He is a best-selling author – “How to Win Sales and Increase Profits” and “Don’t Worry, Retire Happy” (with Tom Hegna and Mike Morrow), industry media personality and Co-founder and Host of the Canada Sales Congress – and now CSC Television. Jim is Canadian Ambassador for LifeHappens.org.
Van has spoken to groups around the world, including being main-platform speaker at MDRT in 1998 Chicago and the Main Platform speaker at the 2001 Top of The Table Meeting Maui, HI. Van was a Main Platform Speaker at the 2003, 2005, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 NAIFA Conventions. He was a speaker at MDRT and at the NAIFA Convention for 2006, and again in 2007, 2010, 2011, 2018, 2019 and 2020. He was a main platform speaker for the MDRT Experience in Tokyo, Japan in April of 2008. He has also written many articles for various publications, including the “Close for Retirement Advisor magazine. Van has a web-based monthly newsletter subscription that many agents find an invaluable resource for their practice.