Financial professionals

Strong leadership

Strong leadership

Meet the AuguStar Retirement team

Our team of experts has a demonstrated track record of client-focused solutions, best-in-class advisor support and service excellence.

Clifford Jack

President and Chief Executive Officer

  • Sign: Leo
  • Song: “Joy of my Life” – Chris Stapleton (First Dance at my wedding)
  • Quote: “It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Nelson Mandela
  • Inspiration: My kids’ resilience in the face of adversity

Marc Socol

AuguStar Distributors
Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer
  • Sign: Virgo
  • Activities: Golf, travel and time with the family
  • Song: “Piano Man” – Billy Joel
  • Quote: “A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” – Colin Powell

Greg Cicotte

AuguStar Distributors
Non-executive Vice Chairman
  • Sign: Aries
  • Activities: Spending time with my wife and children
  • Song: “Troubadour” – George Strait
  • Quote: “Confine yourself to the present” – Marcus Aurelius

Bill Burrow

AuguStar Distributors
Senior Vice President, Strategic Relationships
  • Sign: Capricorn
  • Activities: Fitness fanatic and humbled aspiring golfer
  • Song: “Graves into Gardens” – Elevation Worship
  • Quote: “Do what you say you are going to do.”


Elizabeth Griffith
AuguStar Distributors
Senior Vice President, Head of Distribution Services
  • Sign: Leo
  • Activities: Long walks, coffee shops and napping
  • Song: “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” – Otis Redding
  • My ‘why’: Empower awesomeness to those around me
Steve Kluever
AuguStar Distributors
Senior Vice President, Product and Investment Management
  • Movie: The Breakfast Club
  • Activities: Spending time with family and hiking the Rocky Mountains
  • Quote: “If work was fun, they’d charge admission but try your best to have fun at work, anyway.” – Unknown

Dave Marlow, FLMI, ACS, ARA

Senior Vice President, Operations and IT

  • Sign: Virgo
  • Quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky|Michael Scott|Dave Marlow
  • Activities: You’ll often find me playing and watching sports with my boy
Ted Parker

AuguStar Distributors
Senior Vice President, National Sales Manager

  • Activities: Skiing, surfing, snowshoing
  • Family motto: “Leave everyone better than you found them.”
  • Favorite Book: The Obstacle is the Way – Ryan Holiday
Dan Starishevsky

AuguStar Distributors
Senior Vice President, Head of Marketing

  • Sign: Aquarius
  • Quote: “No amount of money ever bought a second of time.”
  • Activities: Skiing and biking with my family
  • Song: “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” – Billy Joel

Board of Directors

Michael Akker

Managing Director
Constellation Insurance, Inc.

Anurag Chandra

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Constellation Insurance, Inc.

Philippe Charette

Investment Director — Direct Private Equity and International Investments Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

Tricia Guinn

Non Executive Director, Actuary and Risk Management Professional

Greg Nielson

Senior Managing Director, Private Capital
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Steven C. Verney

Independent Consultant

Wes Thompson

Founder and CEO, Emerge 

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