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Robert P. Friedman, CLU®, ChFC®

Vice President, Benefits Consulting

Since he joined GCG in 1984, Rob has helped his clients with estate planning, executive benefits, employee benefits, retirement strategies, and investment services. He has been published in many industry journals on topics dealing with retirement strategies and has been a speaker for many national industry events. Rob enjoys conducting educational seminars for business and professional groups. Rob's distinguished career in the financial service industry has earned him a Life and Qualifying Membership in the Million Dollar Round Table (an organization that comprises the top 5% of life insurance producers worldwide) and a seat on the Million Dollar Round Table's "Top of the Table." Rob is a 25-year member of GCG's "Black Tie Club." He has been an 11-time recipient of the Maurice Bender Award (leading producer at GCG Financial), 2001 Betsy Woolfolk Courage Award, Premier Resource Group's "Outstanding Service" Award, and a member of Minnesota Life's "Chairman's Club" for eleven years.

Active in many charities and organizations, Rob takes great pride in his work with his synagogue. Rob lives in Long Grove, Illinois, with his wife and two children. Rob loves to golf, watch sporting events and travel.

Organizations: National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, The Chicago Association of Life Underwriters, The Society of Financial Service Professionals and The Premier Resource Group (past President).

Education: B.A., Economics, Ohio State University.

Credentials: Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC).

Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) is an independent membership organization of life insurance and financial service professionals. Membership levels are based on commissions, premiums, or fees generated within a year from investment and insurance products. Members must apply annually and pay a fee. Members must be members in good standing of a Professional Association which has met the following criteria: in existence at least 2 years, have 100 or more members, must be a nonprofit organization, must have a code of ethics and an effective means of dealing with breaches of its code. Members must also adhere to the MDRT Code of Ethics. Working with this advisor is not a guarantee of future financial results. Investors should conduct their own evaluation. Registered Representative with Triad Advisors, LLC.