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Retirement Spark!
Dan Veto

Dan Veto is on a professional mission to improve the retirement outlook for each and every American and is considered by many to be at the vanguard of the new thinking regarding the changing nature of life at 50+. Perhaps more than anyone in America, Dan has reviewed and discussed the unique retirement hopes and dreams of Americans from all walks of life. This insight, coupled with his 20+ years of professional experience working in the financial services and healthcare industries gives him a unique perspective on what individuals are seeking and what potentially stands in their way of achieving fulfillment in the new era of retirement.

Dan is president of Retirement Spark!, a research and consulting company he founded to help ignite the retirement initiative of large institutions, their distribution partners and individuals. His pioneering efforts have guided leading companies on the creation of new retirement-related product ideas, coached professional advisors on how to effectively engage clients in the retirement planning process and motivated individuals to take appropriate steps to secure a positive future for themselves and their loved ones.

Dan believes that the first step to creating a satisfying and secure approach to retirement is to stay informed on the issues central to the changing retirement landscape. The Retirement Spark! talk show addresses compelling topics with industry thought leaders to give listeners the insights they need to provide informed guidance to their clients and help themselves and their family members.

Dan is a highly sought after keynote speaker on the changing nature of life at 50+ and retirement. This year, he will deliver more than 50 engaging retirement-related presentations to the delight of thousands of retirement professionals and their clients across the country. Dan is also frequently a featured expert in the media on the topics of aging and retirement. His insights have appeared in various consumer and trade publications such as The New York Times, BusinessWeek, SmartMoney, Financial Planning and Research Magazine.

Dan also serves as senior advisor to the Age Wave organization run by Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D. At Age Wave, Dan co-led the “Future of Retirement,” a thought leadership study sponsored by HSBC Bank. The study was conducted in 20 countries, with 20,000 respondents, resulting in the most far-reaching and seminal global insights about retirement ever uncovered.

Prior to joining Age Wave, Dan served on the Board of Directors and was Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning at Bankers Life and Casualty Company, a firm focused on meeting the financial security needs of retirees.

Dan began his career at McKinsey & Company, where for nearly ten years he advised clients in the U.S., Mexico and throughout Europe in the financial services and healthcare industries. He earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and his M.B.A. from INSEAD, the international business school in Fontainebleau, France. He currently resides in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife and two daughters.

To learn more about Dan Veto and how Retirement Spark! can help you, please visit www.retirementspark.com.