Episode 4: Walter White – Creating a community that drives impact and innovation


In episode 4 of the Stay Invested podcast, Walter White, President & CEO of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America joins Halo co-founder Jason Barsema.


More about this episode:

Being the President & CEO of the North American unit of one of the largest global insurers is no easy task. Leveraging global scale while also focusing on local insights has helped shape Walter’s perspective on driving impact.

In this episode, we learn about Walter’s early business experience starting with Pepsi in the marketing department during an exciting period when large advertising budgets were dedicated to live entertainment and music events. Although enjoyable, it led Walter into the financial services industry where if the companies are successful, customers will benefit in a fundamentally positive way – being better off financially.

We also hear how important it is to Allianz having a global footprint in terms of size and scale but staying local on a diversity and inclusion level. Walter gives us good examples of how different personal experiences frame unique outlooks. This has led Walter to gather employees together to listen to each other, which has been really critical for cultural growth in his role.

Walter also gives his insights on how technology and automation are able to drive personalization and more options for customers. Conversely, the proliferation of investment choice has become overwhelming for investors, so having dynamic tools to explain key benefits is important for success.

Be sure to listen to the full episode for more insights and examples of how the most impactful teams gather unique and diverse perspectives!

About the Stay Invested Podcast:

Stay Invested is Halo Investing’s original podcast where you’ll hear from world changing leaders that focus on driving impact with the help of technology.