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How Vinny Parascandola Became the Senior Vice President at AXA US

Vinny Parascandola is the senior executive vice president of AXA US. He has been working in the industry for more than two decades. AXA Advisors is a subsidiary channel of the AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company. He acts as a broker-dealer. The insurance company is one of the leading providers of life insurance and annuity covers. Vinny has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Pace University. He has a Master’s in Business that he got from the Lubin School of Business. Vinny started out as a systems analyst for the Irving Trust Company where he worked for two years.

Vinny changed fields when he joined Prudential Insurance as an insurance agent in 1988. He joined The MONY Group as a financial professional in 1990. Parascandola was promoted to sales manager within three years and eventually became the managing director in 1996. He was named the field vice President of the company in 1998. Parascandola moved to AXA Equitable to serve as the executive vice president in May 2005. He was appointed the president of the Advantage Group at the start of 2008. The Advantage Group is a unit that was started within the company to bring in experienced financial professionals. He moved up to head the Northern Division and the Continental Division after a year. Parascandola was in charge of the branch offices of AXA Advisors in the Northeastern part of the country until 2012.

Vinny Parascandola served as the co-manager of the New York Metro branch of AXA Advisors until 2012. He was responsible for overseeing more than 400 financial professionals within the area as the manager. He has been able to win several industry awards in management. Vinny was awarded the Career Development and Master Agency Awards by GAMA. Parascandola is a speaker. He is regularly invited to give talks and speak at industry conferences. He is affiliated with GAMA and is usually asked to speak at the national LAMP meetings. He was invited by Pace University to give the commencement speech to the graduating class in 2014. He acted as the chairman of the LIMRA Field Officers Committee for several years.