Michael Gorlick, CEO, President and co-founder of Zenith Marketing Group Inc., with offices in Freehold, NJ, Charlotte, NC, York, PA, and Wayne, PA announces the promotion of Michael Scott Pinkans to Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer. Pinkans, who joined Zenith Marketing Group in July 2009, was previously Senior Vice President – Marketing. In this new role, Mike will lead the marketing effort for all product lines in addition to being responsible for the overall sales and sales management functions. He will work closely with Mr. Gorlick who will focus on the strategic development of new business initiatives as well as expanding distribution and carrier relationships.
Mike Pinkans has over 25 years of industry experience which included serving as Director of Products and Markets for BRAMCO Financial Resources and as an insurance company home office executive in charge of sales, product development, and marketing.
Mike earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from Union College in Schenectady, New York, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and both the Master of Management (MSM) and Master of Financial Services (MSFS) degrees from the American College, Bryn Mawr, PA. He is a native of Albany, New York.
A member of Air Force ROTC while in college, he earned the rank of captain while serving a four-year tour of active duty at Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Nebraska.
Mike has published over 50 articles in Medical Group Update, Probe, Financial and Estate Planners Quarterly and the National Underwriter, with Life Insurance Selling, the National Underwriter and California Broker quoting his research.
His designations include Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC).
He also holds FINRA series 7, 24, 63 and 65 licenses along with his life/health insurance licenses in Vermont, New York, and North Carolina.
Zenith Marketing Group Inc. is one of the largest and most respected full-service independent brokerage companies operating in the United States catering to insurance professionals, regional broker/dealers and regional financial institutions. More information about Zenith Marketing Group Inc. can be obtained at www.zenithmarketing.com or (800) 733-0054.
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