25 Secrets to Sustainable Success

Phillip C. Richards, CFP®, CLU®, RHU®

Author: Phillip C. Richards, CFP®, CLU®, RHU®

Executive Chairman and Founder of North Star Resource Group

With nearly 60 years in financial services, Phil is a member of the Finseca Hall of Fame, The American College of Financial Services Hall of Fame, the Insurance Business America Hall of Fame, and the Securian Financial Services Hall of Fame, as well as being the recipient of the 66th annual John Newton Russell Memorial Award by NAIFA. He is the only firm leader in the world to receive the International Management Award from Finseca (formerly GAMA International) every year since its inception.

Phil has been a featured speaker in 17 countries on topics including strategic planning, leadership, and alternate distribution systems. He is an adjunct professor emeritus for the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and former adjunct professor at Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing, China.

Currently, Phil serves as the founder and chair of the board for the Scott Richards North Star Foundation. He is also the chair of the Mayo Clinic of Arizona Leadership Council and a member of the Board of the National High School Coaches Association.

Registered Representative of Cetera Advisor Networks, LLC and Investment Advisor Representative of Cetera Investment Advisers, LLC.

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