Lighthouse Life Bolsters Senior Leadership Team with Four Strategic Hires

Clock October 21, 2019


Ted Kilkuskie has more than 30 years of experience in insurance and financial services. He most recently served as the national sales manager at The American College of Financial Services where he oversaw the business development and sales efforts for all financial channels, and the development of innovative programs for College customers in the broker-dealer and insurance industries. At Lighthouse Life, Ted leads the company’s efforts to recruit, develop and implement strategic alliances with national and regional broker-dealers, registered investment advisors and other financial services professionals.

Jason Rizzo comes to Lighthouse Life with 20 years of experience as a financial service professional where he worked closely with insurance and financial services firms and their producers and advisors to assist clients with estate, business, and retirement planning, including life, disability and long-term care needs. Jason previously held posts at BB&T as a business development specialist, and Prudential Financial as a regional vice president. He spent over 10 years working at Crump Life Insurance Services.

Joseph Patrick joins Lighthouse Life with more than 10 years of experience in financial services distribution, primarily at Lincoln Financial where he most recently served as an external wholesaler for the company’s RIA annuity channel. Joe has extensive front-line business development and sales and marketing experience specific to the fixed indexed, variable, immediate, long term care and deferred annuity product lines. Joe is an active paratrooper with the 304th Civil Affairs Brigade with the US Army Reserves and served two combat tours overseas with the US Army Civil Affairs Command.

As vice presidents, business development, both Jason and Joseph are responsible for the development and management of relationships with financial professionals and firms that are enrolled in the Lighthouse Life Settlement Advisor Program. Jason’s primary focus is within Lighthouse Life’s insurance distribution channel, and Joe is primarily focused on Lighthouse Life’s broker-dealer and RIAs distribution channel.

Canio Caputo joins Lighthouse Life to lead the company’s design and implementation of salesforce workflow solutions to provide efficiency and accuracy throughout the business processes, as well as the business analytics and intelligence efforts to highlight those improvement needs. Canio has worked for financial services and banking companies where he primarily engaged in business system management and analytics. He successfully developed and implemented a customer success platform that won the 2016 Technology Services Industry Association award for Innovation in Leveraging Analytics for Service Excellence. A US Navy veteran, Canio currently serves as an Honorary Commander at Dover Air Force Base.