PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Network (LFN), the retail wealth management affiliate of Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC), announced today that Matthew Echaniz, CFP®, was named divisional vice president for Lincoln Financial Advisors (LFA) for the Southeast market. In his new role, Echaniz will focus on delivering a best-in-class experience for advisors through enhanced practice management and business development support, along with increased resources and strategic alliances, to help advisors grow their practices and meet their clients’ needs. Echaniz succeeds Michael McFeeley who has retired after more than 20 years at Lincoln. He will continue to report to John DiMonda, senior vice president and head of LFA, and will be based in Virginia Beach, VA.
“Matt has been an invaluable asset to LFA as we continue our commitment to our advisor-focused infrastructure – offering leadership, support and resources to help deliver an exceptional experience and superior service for our advisors,” said DiMonda. “With strong institutional knowledge across our organization and in-depth experience with our advisor network, Matt will continue to build on the momentum we have made in recruitment and help our advisors achieve success as they focus on serving their clients.”
Echaniz joined LFA in 2011, most recently serving as vice president of Organizational Strategy with a focus on driving overall corporate strategy and revenue growth for the firm. Prior to joining Lincoln, he spent a combined 12 years at Ameriprise Financial and then 1st Global, where he was a recognized leader in recruiting, building strategic alliances, and overall business development in multiple markets throughout the country. Matt is a CFP® professional and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Economics from St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH. He holds FINRA Series 7, 9, 10, 24, 53, and 63 registrations along with his Life and Health Insurance license.
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