Louis M. Aidala, CLTC
Registrations and Licenses:
Series 6, 7, 63, 24 and 26
In 2013 Louis M. Aidala became President of Allied Wealth Partners’ New York Metro Division. He brings with him 30 years of experience in the financial services industry; demonstrating superior commitment to valued clients and guiding the careers of many successful advisors.
For seven years, Lou was a Sales Manager, followed by 13 successful years as Managing Partner. From recruiting to front line leadership, Lou maintains a simple, yet powerful mantra, believing in the ‘why’ not the ‘what’ behind his business inspiration. Lou’s father died at the young age of 27. Prior to his passing, he was misguided. Rather than keeping his life insurance policy, he invested into a mutual fund, a decision that placed further burden upon an already grieving family.
Through this very personal ordeal, Lou Aidala experienced first-hand the importance of financial foresight, support and the honor it is to help provide relief for clients, especially in times of hardship. To this very day, the hallmark of Lou’s success is never to ask of someone what he has not already done for himself and his family.
At the start of Lou’s career journey he found himself not in finance but rather in media, serving as Bryant Gumbel's assistant at NBC Sports, contributing numerous articles to Inside Sports Magazine and Pro College Football Weekly.
In 1984, Lou entered the life insurance business with Phoenix Mutual Life, where he wrote over 100 policies in his first seven months, enabling him to win the company's Rookie of the Year Award. He also won the New Organization Agent of the Year Award for each of his first four years in the business. From 1991 to 1993, Lou ran an independent brokerage operation and won the Disability Income Leader Award for both Security Mutual & Berkshire.
Prior to joining Allied Wealth Partners, Lou was a productive leader at New England Financial. He joined NEF in 1993 as a District Manager, working his way up the ranks from Associate Managing Partner to Co-Managing Partner in 2000. Under Lou's direction, the firm was honored with a President's Trophy in 1999 and 2000. While at NEF, Lou qualified for Chairman's Council in 2000, 2005 and 2007. He later qualified for Management Leader's Conference in 2009 and 2012.
As a District Manager, Lou’s unit finished #1 on the NEF District Agency Report and the New Agent Development Report in 1998. That same year, he was awarded the coveted Edward E. Phillips Award for Outstanding Citizenship and Community Service. Under his leadership, Lou’s firm qualified for 21 years in a row GAMA’s prestigious Master Agency Award Gold Level. Lou was personally invited as the first field Manager by MetLife’s former Chairman, Bob Benmosche, to speak at the MetLife Chairman's Leadership Group in August 2004 giving his presentation, "The Gift of Life."
While with NEF, Lou was a multiple MDRT qualifier. He qualified as a Master Agency Builder for New England Financial and was consecutively nominated as Managing Associate of the Year (1996-1999). Lou also earned the prestigious Coaches Award twice and was an eight-time qualifier for NEF's Top Recruiters Conference. He also served on MetLife's product committee as well as New England Financial Field Benefits committee.
As a proud Fordham University graduate, Lou is Aidala is a member of Fordham's Alumni Association and the Grid Iron Club. Lou is active in GAMA and NAIFA, a past President of his local branch and former Public Relations Chair for the New York City Association of Life Underwriters (NYCALU). Lou frequently contributes articles to industry publications and is an avid speaker.
Lou is also the proud father of his two sons, Michael and Louis, Jr.
Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) is an independent membership organization of life insurance and financial service professionals. Membership levels are based on commissions, premiums, or fees generated within a year from investment and insurance products. Members must apply annually and pay a fee. Members must be members in good standing of a Professional Association which has met the following criteria: in existence at least 2 years, have 100 or more members, must be a nonprofit organization, must have a code of ethics and an effective means of dealing with breaches of its code. Members must also adhere to the MDRT Code of Ethics. Working with this advisor is not a guarantee of future financial results. Investors should conduct their own evaluation.
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Awards and club membership are based primarily on commissions, premiums, or fees generated from investment and insurance products and other criteria relative to leadership, achievement, and recruiting. Working with this individual or firm is not a guarantee of future financial results. Investors should conduct their own evaluation.