Saybrus Partners (“Saybrus”), a market leader in life and annuity distribution and an affiliate of AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), announced today that it has reached an agreement with Prudential Financial, Inc. (“Prudential”) to move the latter’s wholesale life insurance brokerage general agency known as Prudential Life Distributors to Saybrus, cementing the firm as a premier provider of life insurance point of sale consultation in the industry. Per the agreement, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We’re thrilled to welcome our newest colleagues to Saybrus and are excited for the opportunities ahead,” said Edward W. Cassidy, managing principal of Saybrus Partners. “Today’s announcement represents a significant milestone for our company and highlights the strength of our best-in-class life insurance distribution model. We look forward to continuing to grow our business and accelerating the success of our partners’ advisors and their clients.”
“We are thrilled to partner with Saybrus, who shares our deep commitment towards clients and the people who support them,” added Kevin Brayton, head of Individual Life Insurance Distribution and Sales for Prudential Financial. “I am confident that under Ed’s leadership, Saybrus will only continue to drive a much greater impact on key relationships and strengthen the value of those relationships over time.”
Based in Hartford, Conn., Saybrus Partners was formed in 2009 to bring its boutique distribution model to financial institutions, delivering customized support, proactive consultation and transparent, centralized management for advisors and insurance agents. The company was acquired by AmeriLife in 2021 and operates as a standalone company. Since its inception, Saybrus, which has nearly 200 employees nationwide, has insured nearly half a million lives with more than $130 billion death benefit in force.
“As AmeriLife Wealth sets out to redefine the agent and advisor experience, today’s announcement is a testament to the incredible impact that our distribution partners are making,” said Mike Vietri, Chief Distribution Officer of Wealth for AmeriLife. “We’re excited for this injection of talent into an already performative business, and look forward to continued expansion of our services and support for the institutional market.”
About Saybrus Partners
Saybrus Partners, LLC helps institutions and financial professionals address clients' needs with insurance and annuity solutions for basic protection as well as retirement, estate and business planning. Its partner firms include institutional financial advisories, insurance retailers, banks and broker/dealers. Customizing its services to best fit its partners' businesses, the company offers a complete set of distribution capabilities including assisted sales, traditional wholesaling, new business operations and custom product design. For more information, visit www.saybruspartners.com and follow Saybrus on LinkedIn.
AmeriLife’s strength is its mission: to provide insurance and retirement solutions to help people live longer, healthier lives. In doing so, AmeriLife has become recognized as the leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities and retirement planning solutions to enhance the lives of pre-retirees and retirees across the United States. For more than 50 years, AmeriLife has partnered with top insurance carriers to provide value and quality to customers served through a distribution network of over 300,000 insurance agents and advisors and 120 marketing organizations and insurance agency locations nationwide. For more information, visit AmeriLife.com, and follow AmeriLife on Facebook and LinkedIn.