Aaron T Tanner

Managing Director


Aaron attended both KU and Missouri State University where he earned a BS in Computer Information Systems with a minor in Finance. In February 2004 he joined Northwestern as a Financial Representative in Springfield, MO.  During his first few years in the business Aaron successfully developed a strong client base in the Springfield community which earned him the opportunity to become a College Unit Director in 2006.   As the CUD, Aaron grew a college program from 3 to 15 college representatives and led the office to a finish in the Top 20.


After a strong track record growing an internship Aaron earned the chance to become Managing Director of a scratch District Office in Springfield, in July of 2008.  During his time as MD in Springfield, Aaron guided the office from 3 full time representatives to 12 representatives.  Aaron also led that office to their first ever Pacesetter First 40’s with 6 of his new representatives achieving the objective.  Under his leadership the office had 3 new advisors named ‘Rookie of the Year’ winners for RPS Financial Group in the 4 years he ran the District.  During those 4 years the internship program continued to achieve success finishing in the Top 10 multiple times, and having a Top 10 ‘Mike Gish’ award winner. While running a successful District of young representatives, Aaron continued to earn awards in personal production as well, achieving 100 lives, MDRT, and Lives Leaders production levels multiple times.  Aaron was also awarded the OARS Award given to Managing Directors who successfully balance top personal practice production and growth of an office, and also added the DNO Growth Award in 2009 through 2012.


With the success and growth of the district Aaron was appointed the Managing Director of the Kansas City, MO District Office in 2013. During his first two years as Managing Director he led the Kansas City Office to back to back Top 10 finishes in the college program out of the 270 offices throughout the country.  In 2014 the Kansas City office finished 1st in the company for the fastest growing District Office by number of representatives.  The Kansas City office has also seen a growth in Pacesetter 40’s with 35% of their representatives now achieving P40 compared to a company average of 12%.   During his time in Kansas City, Aaron has overseen the growth of a leadership team that has grown from 1 College Unit Director to 3 Field Directors, 2 College Unit Directors, 1 College Unit Captain, and 2 Team Captains.   He has also successfully developed a Managing Director who now oversees his former office in Springfield, MO.  In 2013 Aaron was selected to enter the Emerging Leaders Program for Managing Partner development.


In his free time Aaron enjoys coaching his kid’s sports teams, playing golf, basketball, and working out, as well as, anything involving Kansas City area sports team.  He is married to Lindsay and they have 3 children-.  



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