Director and President
Wade Watson is a co-founder and the President
of PRIDE. Mr. Watson serves as the Company’s business
strategist in charge of establishing the business practices
needed to succeed. Prior to forming PRIDE, he spent seven
years as CEO of Client Preservation & Marketing, Inc.
(“CPMi”). A financial services marketing company,
CPMi sold and conserved over $1 billion of fixed and variable
annuities, and functioned as a full service brokerage operation
through its broker/dealer affiliation with Raymond James Financial
CPMi was the number one branch of RJFS nationally
in new accounts and premiums and employed over fifteen registered
representatives. CPMi created, implemented, and executed innovative
marketing programs for companies such as AIG, American Airlines,
CNA, Nationwide Financial, ING, AEGON, Presidential Life,
and many others.
Prior to CPMi, Mr. Watson spent five years
as president of the Client Conservation Group (“CCG”).
CCG focused on executing and implementing marketing programs
for insurance companies. Mr. Watson graduated from Pepperdine
University with a degree in public relations. Upon graduation
he spent six months earning a gemologist certificate from
the Gemological Institute of America (“GIA”).
Before entering the financial services sector, Mr. Watson
spent five years marketing and selling fine quality diamond
jewelry. In 1991, he created a ‘corporate discount card’
and marketed jewelry for a retail jeweler in southern California
that generated over $10 million in annual sales.
Co Founder and CEO
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