, previously with Allianz Global Investors
, is now leading third-party broker-dealer distribution at Delaware Investments
. Klepacki, a three-time Olympic rower, will be responsible for distributing funds via wirehouses and independent firms. Klepacki reports to J. Scott Coleman
, executive vice president and head of distribution and marketing.
| Jeff Klepacki |
Third-Party Broker-Dealer Distribution
Klepacki had worked at Allianz since 1997 and held a number of positions, including overseeing the RIA channel.
could not immediately reach an Allianz spokesperson for comment.
Starting in his new role on December 28, Kelpacki is the first Delaware employee to permanently hold the position. Delaware Investments was part of Lincoln Financial
before being sold to Macquarie Group
in August. Previously, Lincoln handled all the wholesaling duties for Delaware.
Company Press Release
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Delaware Investments, a member of Macquarie Group, today announced that it has hired Jeff Klepacki to run its third-party broker/dealer distribution activities. Mr. Klepacki will be responsible for distribution to wirehouses, regional and independent firms – as well as key account management with major distribution partners. He brings 17 years of financial services experience to Delaware.
“Jeff’s combination of competitive focus, wholesaling experience, and disciplined sales methodology make him an excellent fit for our sales team and a strong addition to the Delaware’s distribution management group,” said J. Scott Coleman, executive vice president and head of distribution and marketing at Delaware Investments. “When we combine our product strength with Jeff’s experience and Macquarie’s global asset management capabilities, we are well-positioned to grow our business and take advantage of the terrific momentum we have coming into this new year.”
Mr. Klepacki joins Delaware from Allianz Global Investors, where he held numerous senior client-facing roles since 1997. Following Allianz’s acquisition of Nicholas Applegate Capital Management, Mr. Klepacki oversaw daily management of the firm’s Registered Investment Advisor channel and maintained key client relationships. Mr. Klepacki also served as director of retirement solutions, working with a team to combine multiple Allianz business entities to create unique retirement solutions.
Prior to joining Allianz, he worked on the analytics service desk for Bloomberg Financial Markets for four years. Mr. Klepacki, who has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Rutgers University, is a three-time Olympian as a member of the U.S. Rowing Team, competing in the Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney Olympic Games, and is a three-time World Champion rower.
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