MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) announced today that it has named Mike Brandriet as president of its wholly owned subsidiary, Allianz Life Financial Services LLC effective January 1, 2017. He will report to Allianz Life Chief Distribution Officer and Allianz Life Financial Services LLC CEO Tom Burns.
Brandriet will be responsible for the leadership and growth for channels within Allianz Life Financial Services LLC. Brandriet, with more than 30 years of financial services industry experience, has been with Allianz Life Financial Services LLC since 2007. After joining the firm as a district director, he assumed the role of leading the Strategic Accounts team in 2008. In 2009, he was chosen to lead the Allianz Life Financial Services LLC broker dealer business development and relationship management teams. Brandriet has also held executive leadership roles with AXA, Jackson National Life, BankSouth Investments, and PrimeVest Financial Services.
“Mike is an industry leader with a track record of success,” said Burns. “I am confident he will help grow the Allianz Life Financial Services business through the creation of new and innovative product solutions and programs to meet the needs of financial professionals and their clients.”
Brandriet is an active member of the community and currently serves on the board of trustees of Washburn Center for Children, a children’s mental health center in Minneapolis.
About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2016, has been keeping its promises since 1896. Today, it carries on that tradition, helping Americans achieve their retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuities and life insurance products. In 2015, Allianz Life provided a total of $2.4 billion in benefit payments that supported policyholders’ financial objectives. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, Allianz Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry with 142,000 employees in more than 70 countries worldwide. More than 85 million private and corporate customers rely on Allianz knowledge, global reach, and capital strength to help them make the most of financial opportunities.