For over 25 years, Darren has served in various leadership roles in firms ranging from closely held organizations to large public corporations. While serving in these roles, Darren successfully sold complex solutions to several Fortune 500 companies. In addition to his early success, Darren acquired an extensive knowledge of the life insurance industry, which enabled him to become a subject matter expert on the advanced uses of life insurance. Darren subsequently used this experience and knowledge to provide businesses and individuals with sophisticated solutions in the areas of Estate Planning, Executive Benefits, Non-Qualified Plans and Business Continuation Strategies.
Prior to the formation of The Vita Group, Darren served as a Managing Director of Northwestern Mutual’s Virginia Group. During his tenure, The Virginia Group thrived as one of Northwestern’s top agencies in the country. In addition to the management of a large base of financial advisors, Darren successfully grew his practice and consistently ranked among the top advisors.
In 2009, Darren stepped out of the Managing Director position to begin the development of a specialized practice that eventually lead to the formation of The Vita Group. The impetus for this “transition,” was based on Darren’s desire to develop a practice that specialized in the Advanced Planning needs for a limited number of clients. The Vita Group was hence created to deliver a sophisticated approach to serve the advanced planning needs of successful individuals and business owners. This approach was further enhanced by the ability to utilize the financial products from any company that passed the highest levels of financial scrutiny. In addition to a strict adherence to this objective methodology, The Vita Group works in close collaboration with its client’s legal and financial advisors. This “team” approach, ensures that clients receive a strategy that combines the strengths of each advisor in an effort to achieve their personal, financial and charitable goals.
Darren’s clients include executives, medical and legal practitioners, entrepreneurs and business owners. These successful individuals have been provided with comprehensive strategies that protect assets, reduce taxes, successfully transfer business interests and provide a legacy for future generations.
Darren attended Villanova University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in International Business. Following his graduation from Villanova, Darren earned his Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designations from The American College in Bryn Mawr, PA. In addition to his continuing educational pursuits, Darren is involved in various civic, business and charitable organizations.