Vincent Parascandola is a Senior Executive Vice President at AXA US. Among his responsibilities at the company Vincent, known as Vinny, recruits and trains new AXA advisors and oversees overall sales growth. Parascandolo came to AXA as an Executive Vice President in 2005 and has since seen a series of promotions. Before joining AXA Vinny had accumulated 25 years of experience in the insurance industry at The MONY Group.
Vinny graduated from Pace University – Lubin School of Business with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. After graduating he quickly leaped into the insurance industry and gathered a wealth of knowledge and experience in insurance products. He has won a number of prestigious reward in his career including the GAMA Career Development and Master Agency Awards. His ability to recruit and motivate insurance advisors has led to him being a sought-out speaker at insurance conferences as well as giving the 2014 commencement speech as his college alma matter.
AXA is a worldwide affiliation of companies that was founded in Paris, France in 1817. The company was originally called Mutuelle de L’assurance contre L’incendie but as it expanded internationally it took on the name AXA in 1999 as that was easier to understand and pronounce throughout the world. In addition to insurance products, the company also provides investment management and other financial services. Along with Barclays and State Street Corporation, AXA has been ranked as one of the three most powerful transnational corporations in the world.
In 2008 AXA created the AXA Research Fund as the philanthropic arm of the company. Through this fund, endowed with €100 million, they support research into environmental, human life, and societal risks. In just the first three years of the fund they supported 230 researchers engaged in 256 research projects. The fund has also awarded 11 endowments at research institutions and universities in order to attract the best scientific minds around the globe. The research is carried out on an international basis that includes 22 countries.