SOURCE: Sapient Financial Group

Sapient Financial Group

June 15, 2010 17:57 ET

Sapient Financial Group's Joe Skarda Recognized for Professional Excellence

SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwire - June 15, 2010) -  South Texas financial professional Harold "Joe" Skarda Jr. CLU, LUTCF has once again brought home to San Antonio's Sapient Financial Group a membership in NAIFA's Texas Leaders Round Table. His fifth year earning the distinction, Skarda in 2010 was one of only 105 other insurance and financial services professionals in Texas to receive the honor, of over 3000 eligible professionals.

The honor goes to NAIFA members who distinguish themselves in life and health insurance and other financial services fields. They face strict professional and ethical requirements and must have successful sales production records and continuous service to clients and their beneficiaries -- all attributes that come easily for Skarda.

His 35-year record has been built almost entirely on referrals -- including clients who have been with him since the start of his career. His focus on creating a long-term financial strategy instills trust in clients, who have long known he is interested in their financial well-being, not their pocketbook.

Many of Skarda's clients at Sapient Financial Group, where he is the retirement plan specialist, are business owners. The South Texas native knows his clients' needs, such as competitive retirement plans that will draw and keep the best employees.

"Joe instinctively knows his clients' next step. With his background in service to the business owner, he can anticipate which products can best serve the situation," says Frank Woodruff, Sapient Financial Group's CEO.

"Life and work experience are undervalued in today's world. Joe's expertise and his client base are examples of how Sapient embraces the best this industry has to offer," says Woodruff.

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About Sapient Financial Group

Sapient Financial Group ( is a general agency of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MassMutual), the company has been headquartered in San Antonio, TX since 1952 and has had a presence in Austin, TX since 1984.

The group has more than 50 financial professionals and specialists and services over $700 million in total insurance, investments and retirement assets as of December 31, 2009. The company ranked #2 in the San Antonio Business Journal 2009 List of Largest Financial Planning & Advisory Firms and #3 in the 2009 list of Largest San Antonio money Management Firms.

Joe Skarda is a registered representative of and offers securities through MML Investors Services, Inc., Member SIPC 10101 Reunion Place, Suite 300, San Antonio, TX 78216‐4157, (210) 342‐4141.


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