Brian Duncan, CFP®, CLU®
Chief Executive Officer
(800) 517-9901, x3102
Brian is CEO of Duncan Advisor Resources, overseeing all of the firm’s wholesale businesses. He works with team members across the organization to be the leading trusted partner for advisors and their firms, with a special focus in the Life Brokerage General Agency business and underwriting advocacy.
In addition, Brian works with advisors, agent and clients to design strategies that help grow, protect and transfer their wealth.
Brian received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. He received his Masters of Business Administration from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. Brian holds the FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses, along with the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) Credentials. Brian is a member of NAILBA, the Risk Appraisal Forum, and participates in multiple carrier advisory councils.
Larry L. Qvistgaard, II
President, Chief Operations Officer Securities Division
(800) 517-9901, x2230
Larry Qvistgaard is the President and Chief Operations Officer for Duncan Advisor Resources, a group of over 125 representatives, one of the largest within Cambridge Investment Research, the company’s broker/dealer. He is responsible for the overall operations, supervision and field development of the advisors affiliated with our branch office.
Larry is a knowledgeable and experienced provider of sales, service and support to financial advisors, having amassed over two decades of successful experience in the retail, wholesale and manufacturer sectors of the financial services industry.
Larry spent a bulk of his career as senior executive for a mid-size d national independent broker/dealer he co-founded, building it to over 400 financial advisors nationwide. He was responsible for building this multi-million dollar Broker/Dealer that he eventually sold to a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest financial services conglomerates.
For nearly 30 years Larry has helped financial advisors grow their businesses through innovative sales and marketing strategies. He has also designed and distributed fixed and variable insurance products. He provides financial advisors, affiliated with Duncan Advisor Resources, access to his years of experience in Sales, Marketing, Product Development and Distribution. He can be thought of as a "sounding board" for advisors and their new product implementation along with their sales and marketing endeavors.
Larry Qvistgaard is a Registered Principal and Investment Advisor Representative with Cambridge Investment Research and Cambridge Investment Research Advisors respectively. He has the FINRA Series 7, 24, 63 and 65 licenses along with the California state life and health insurance license. He is an active member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) in Orange County, California.
Director, Independent Agencies for Life
(800) 517-9901, X2240
Alan has spent his entire working career in the insurance industry. Over the past 4 decades, he has served as a recruiter, trainer, mentor, and agency builder throughout the country. His expertise comes from 35 years of building such relationships in Property and Casualty firms, and hiring and placing over 100 agents in that timespan.
Throughout his career, he has lead teams of agents to top forum production, and spoke at agent conventions in Hawaii, Spain, and Orlando, even attending the Harvard Business School conclave in Upstate New York.
Regional Director, Southeast Region: Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina
(800) 517-9901, x2234
Bill is a consummate life insurance professional. He has been in the brokerage business for over 31 years, in both new business, underwriting, managerial and sales roles. For the last 25 years, he has been a trusted resource for agent and brokers; helping producers open, develop, and close some of the largest cases of their careers. Bill would say his satisfaction in his career comes from encouraging, teaching and helping people understand why life insurance is an important element in any financial plan.
He attended and graduated from Susquehanna University in Selingsgrove, PA with a double major in management and finance. Since then, he has been very active in the industry, rising to President of the CLU Chapter years back and offering his time to help other in the industry. Bill has two sons. Bill is very active in his church and enjoys anything outdoors, especially running. biking and hiking.
Director of Internal Sales
(800) 517-9901, x2206
Robb joined the company in 2013 to focus on the life insurance aspect of the BGA. He provides concierge-level service, specializing in creative case consultation and policy audit capability, that integrate life insurance into an overall financial plan.
Robb earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. He is a member of the Financial Planning Association, teaches Sunday School at Centenary United Methodist Church. Additionally, he volunteers for the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Recruiting Team and coaches youth sports. Robb married the best referral he ever received, his wife, Kate. He and Kate have two sons and they enjoy participating in outdoor activities as a family.
Ted Beach, CLU®, ChFC®
Regional Director, Ohio Valley Region: Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee
(800) 517-9901, x2236
Ted is dedicated to developing long-term relationships with his clients as he helps them determine their objectives, develop a plan, and deliver solutions. He focuses on educating his clients and providing clear explanations and up-to-date information in a way that is easy to understand. Throughou his time in the industy, he has earned the Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®) and Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) designations. He holds FINRA Series 6 and 63 licenses, in addition to numerous insurance licenses.
Ted graduated from Miami University in Oxford, OH, with a B.S. in finance, and today, Ted and his wife Kim have two grown sons They reside in the Village of Mariemont, outside the city of Cincinnati, OH. He enjoys training for triathlons and traveling to see his sons in San Francisco and Atlanta.
Regional Director, Northeast Region: Pennsylvania
(800) 517-9901, x2122
Frank has been in the industry for over 30 years and has been a member of the Duncan Advisor Resources team since 2016. He works with agencies and their agents across the region to bring them case design strategies, business planning solutions, product knowledge, and estate planning solutions for their client’s needs. He holds FINRA Series 6, 63, 66 and Series 7, and is licensed in several states to conduct business and provide advice and services.
In his leisure time, Mr. Zoracki enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and their dog. They enjoy traveling, and participating and spectating in their daughter’s activities. He is an avid golfer, and supports and participates in numerous charity outings, and occasionally finds some time to relax and take it all in.
Marc Ruskin, ChFC®, CLU®, REBC®, RHU®
Policy Valuation Specialist
(800) 517-9901, x2239
Marc joined Duncan Advisor Resources in the Fall of 2016 as the Managing Director of the Midwest Region for the Life Brokerage Division. He is a resource to the distribution partners and agencies, charged with supporting the growth of their life insurance and financial services business. His expertise, knowledge, and approach is a valuable asset to the company and clientele, allowing Duncan Advisor Resources to provide comprehensive planning and protection strategies to more agencies and clients.
Marc and his wife, Rhonda, live in Vernon Hills, IL and they have a son Matthew. When not spending time with his family, Marc spends his time volunteering, serving on the Board of Directors for local Autism Awareness organizations.
Branch Supervisor Associate
(800) 517-9901, x2242
John Driscoll (“JD”) joined Duncan Advisor Resources in April 2018 and brings with him over 8 years of experience in investment operations, supervision and compliance. As a Branch Supervisor Associate, JD’s main duty is to conducting annual branch examinations for Advisors. Additionally, he reviews outside business activity submissions, as well as e-mail and trade review compliance. He is the son of a Navy helicopter pilot and kindergarten teacher and grew up throughout the United States, including San Diego, Chicago, Pensacola and Cuba. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Finance. He holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 24, 63 and 66 registrations.
(800) 517-9901, x2231
Greg Hicks joined Duncan Advisor Resources in May 2016 and brings with him over 10 years of experience in sales, sales supervision, investment operations, and compliance. As the operations manager, Greg’s main duties are branch operations, onboarding of new registered representatives, and compliance supervision. He grew up in Tennessee, but has lived all across our country. Greg graduated first in his class, with honors, from the University of Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Aerospace with a minor in Mathematics. He holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 63 and 65 registrations.
(800) 517-9901, x2310
Catherine Lavoie grew up in Maine while being active in the JROTC, and graduated from the University of Maine with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Secondary Education. While in college, she worked two jobs – one of which was at a call center. After moving to Pennsylvania to assist her grandparents in their senior years, she sought similar work and found an entry-level job taking life insurance applications.
She became fascinated with the insurance industry, and began to soak up as much education as possible; within a year, she had earned a life/accident/health producer’s license, and had become series 6, and series 63 certified. Discovering a passion for the securities field, she then obtained the series 7 and series 24 certifications to become a compliance specialist. At Duncan Financial Group, her focus is channeled into risk analysis, supervising sales professionals to see that their transactions continue to meet the suitability standards of the industry’s regulatory authorities.
Catherine lives in North Huntingdon, and her off-hours are often spent exploring the culinary arts and pushing towards new physical fitness goals. Never forgetting her humble beginnings, she applies her athleticism to fundraising by participating in charity 5k events, but most values her involvement in food drives throughout the year and giving trees during the holiday season.