April 16, 2013 09:00 ET

Financial Sales Specialist Mitchell Nutting Joins Everest as National VP of Sales for Canada

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - April 16, 2013) - Everest™, the first nationwide funeral planning and concierge service, is pleased to announce that Mitchell Nutting is joining the company as National Vice President of Sales for Canada. With more than 20 years of sales experience within the financial sector, Nutting will be responsible for generating sales and growing Everest's client base within Canada.

"Mitch was definitely our first choice for this position and comes strongly recommended by our partners and senior professionals in the industry," said Mark Duffey, President and CEO at Everest. "He has the enthusiasm and charisma we're seeking at Everest, coupled with his extensive knowledge and experience, and we are confident that Mitchell will be instrumental in continuing our growth. We're delighted to have him onboard."

Nutting was most recently Vice President, National Accounts at Franklin Templeton Investments and before that he spent seven years with Transamerica Life Canada as VP National Sales. At both these companies Nutting serviced World Financial Group (WFG), a leading financial services company with more than 6,000 agents from coast-to-coast and the distributer of Everest in Canada.

"We've had the pleasure of working with Mitch for many years," said Richard Williams, President and CEO, World Financial Group Canada. "He understands our business, our culture, and our people. To my mind, Mitch is the perfect choice for this position and we look forward to continuing our professional relationship with him through our partnership with Everest."

The Everest offering is available through World Financial Group. For more information, please visit www.EverestFuneral.ca/WFG or call 1-888-444-4181.

About Everest

Everest is an independent consumer advocate providing funeral planning and concierge services. Its sole purpose is to provide the information families need to make the most informed decisions about all funeral-related issues. As an impartial advocate, Everest is not a funeral home, does not sell funeral goods or services, and does not receive commissions from funeral homes or other service providers in the funeral industry. Everest has been providing service to more than 20 million customers across North America for more than 10 years now, including through some of the largest life insurance carriers in North America.

About World Financial Group

World Financial Group (WFG) is a financial services marketing company whose affiliates offer a broad array of financial products and services. WFG's independent associates, located throughout the United States and Canada, strive to help individuals and families often overlooked by the financial services industry to plan for their financial futures, advocating the power of choice for clients through agreements with several of the financial and insurance industries' leading companies.
WFG is a business unit of the Life and Protection Division of Transamerica Life Insurance Company. The Transamerica companies offer a wide array of innovative financial services and products with a common purpose: to help individuals, families, and businesses build, protect and preserve their hard-earned assets. With more than a century of experience, Transamerica has built a solid reputation on solid management, sound decisions and consumer confidence. For more information, visit www.worldfinancialgroup.com.

Mark Duffey, Mitchell Nutting and Rick Williams are available for interviews.

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