PHILADELPHIA, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Financial Network (LFN), the retail client business of Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC), today announced that Joseph Gaeckle has been appointed Managing Principal of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. (LFA), serving as market leader in the Greater Philadelphia area. In this capacity, Gaeckle will lead efforts to widen LFA's footprint in this region and grow market share.
Gaeckle, who is based in Berwyn, PA, will report to Jack McCaughan, Managing Director of Lincoln Financial Advisors' Atlantic regional planning group, which includes the Philadelphia regional offices.
"We are very excited that Joseph has joined our firm to lead the Philadelphia regional planning offices," said John DiMonda, SVP, head of Lincoln Financial Advisors. "His experience in financial services and understanding of retail and wholesale distribution, coupled with his years of leadership and training experience bring a well-rounded perspective of the industry to our organization and will provide great value to our advisors."
Gaeckle joins Lincoln Financial Advisors from Waddell & Reed, Inc., where he served as a Managing Principal focused on growing sales and the advisor force in his division, and District Manager, where he led a team of advisors and supported recruiting efforts. Prior to his roles with Waddell & Reed, Gaeckle served as Regional Marketing Director/Wholesaler and Sales Coordinator with The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (PLANCO Financial Services, LLC).
Gaeckle graduated from La Salle University with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice and sociology, minoring in business administration. He has earned the Chartered Mutual Fund CounselorSM (CMFC®) designation, and holds FINRA registrations including series 6, 7, 24, 63, 65, along with Life and Health Insurance licenses.
About Lincoln Financial Network
Lincoln Financial Network is the marketing name for the retail sales and financial planning affiliates of Lincoln Financial Group and includes Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. and Lincoln Financial Securities Corporation, both members of FINRA and SIPC. Consisting of approximately 8,000 representatives, agents, and full-service financial planners throughout the United States, Lincoln Financial Network professionals can offer financial planning and advisory services, retirement services, life products, annuities, investments, and trust services to affluent individuals, business owners, and families.
About Lincoln Financial Group
Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. With headquarters in the Philadelphia region, the companies of Lincoln Financial Group had assets under management of $178 billion as of December 31, 2012. Through its affiliated companies, Lincoln Financial Group offers: annuities; life, group life, disability income and dental insurance; 401(k) and 403(b) plans; retirement savings plans; and comprehensive financial planning and advisory services.
For more information, including a copy of our most recent SEC reports containing our balance sheets, please visit www.LincolnFinancial.com.
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