As former president and chief strategist for the Allianz Exchange, a division of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life), DeChellis was responsible for uniting strategic relationships, technology, and intellectual capital to identify uncommon financial solutions and thought leadership. In this role, DeChellis collaborated with the global family of Allianz companies as well as outside partners to address the growing demand for holistic financial advice.
Previously, DeChellis was president and CEO of Allianz Life Financial Services, LLC. Prior to joining Allianz Life in 2006, DeChellis was EVP of Travelers Life & Annuity’s retail annuities division. Before that, he served as EVP and national sales manager for Jackson National Life Distributors Inc., managed sales for a broad range of product lines and distribution channels at Goldman Sachs, and was regional manager for Lord Abbett & Co.
DeChellis earned a BS in finance from the University of Colorado Boulder and holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. He is currently serving as Chairman of the Insured Retirement Institute and also sits on the board of the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation.