2019 Keynote Speakers
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Scott Bushkie, CBI, M&AMI
Scott founded Cornerstone Business Services, Inc. in the economic tumult of 2001. He didn’t survive some of the industry’s most trying years by chance. He did it by adhering to one simple philosophy: Honest conversations, superior results. Today, Cornerstone is one of the largest lower middle market firms in Wisconsin. Operating from offices in Wisconsin and Iowa, its associates have completed several hundred million in sales. The company fields worldwide interest in client opportunities and has led transactions with buyers and sellers based in Europe, Asia and Russia.

A thought-leader in the industry, Scott developed the Cornerstone process to offer investment banking M&A level services to the lower middle market. The result is a closing rate that’s more than double the national average. Scott has authored numerous articles on M&A best practices, and his work is syndicated in regional publications. He is a sought-after expert on the Midwest M&A market and has been quoted in some of the nation’s most respected newspapers.

Troy Cook
Troy brings a wealth of experience and variety of perspectives gained from over 25 years of leadership, health care, benefits and sales experience. His extensive knowledge has been leveraged by a wide range of organizations, from small businesses to numerous Fortune 100 firms across the U.S. that have utilized his consulting and presentation skills. Troy’s career success has been directly attributed to the successful process and system he has built around sales development which creates meaningful impact for clients and colleagues.

Throughout his professional life, Troy has driven success in every organization he has been a part of. He became a supervisor of an independent insurance firm at the age of 24 after having started his own independent business unit while in his final semester of college. Troy helped formed a start-up office for Roger’s Benefit Group in Iowa taking the office from scratch to over $1.8 million in revenue in the first year.

Marvin Feldman, CLU, ChFC, RFC
In 1967, Marvin Feldman started his career as an Agent with New York Life in Columbus. After more than two years in the field, he transitioned into New York Life’s Management Program. In 1974, Marv returned to personal production in East Liverpool as a partner in the Feldman Agency and President of Fremar Financial Group. He is currently the President of the Feldman Financial Group and President and CEO of Life Happens.

Marv is a 42 year MDRT Member, and was the 2002 President of the Million Dollar Round Table. Active in the financial services industry, Marv has made speeches in 36 countries. He served as the Secretary of the New York Life Agent’s Advisory Council, is a current member of MDRT, NAIFA, the Society of Financial Service Professionals, the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants, the Forum 400 and the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting.

Jill Judd, LUTCF, FSS
Jill, a State Farm agent, recognized the importance of surrounding herself with successful professionals and joined NAIFA in 2001. She was immediately recruited to the board as the IFAPAC Committee Chair of NAIFA-Santa Cruz (now NAIFA-Monterey Bay). As NAIFA-Santa Cruz President in 2005-2006, the association earned the Jack E. Bobo Award and the highest score to date in California for the Association Achievement Award.

On the state level, Jill served two terms as Membership Chair, moderated LILI, chaired the NAIFA-California Long Range Planning Task Force, the Annual Career Advancement Conference, Personnel, Government Relations and Finance Committees. In addition, Jill was President of NAIFA-California in 2012-2013.

Jill became a NAIFA Trustee in 2013, and was elected as President of NAIFA in September 2018.

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