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Senior Vice President - Direct Sales & Service
Jay Hummel is senior vice president, direct sales and service for American Century Investments®.
Mr. Hummel oversees the business strategy and execution for American Century Investments' retail direct business, which provides services to individual investors, employer retirement plans, education savings accounts and clients using the firm's self-directed brokerage platform.
Mr. Hummel joined American Century Investments from Envestnet, Inc., a leading provider of unified wealth management technology and services to investment advisors. He served as a managing director responsible for strategic initiatives and thought leadership. In his most recent role, he led the firm's advisor training, consulting and content development activities.
Mr. Hummel also focused on expanding relationships with existing clients, streamlining Envestnet's service delivery and enhancing the company's reputation through frequent speaking engagements and written pieces on industry issues. His published books include "Success and Succession" (Sept. 2015) and "The Essential Advisor: Building Value in the Investor–Advisor Relationship" (May 2016).
Prior to Envestnet, Mr. Hummel served as president and chief operating officer at Lenox Wealth Management, a fee-only financial advisory firm. Earlier in his career, he held leadership positions at Ward Financial Group and Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Hummel has a bachelor's degree in business administration, and a master's in accounting from the Carl H. Lindner Honors PLUS Program at the University of Cincinnati.