|Occupation||Director, Financial Advisor Education|
Eric Cott serves as director, financial adviser education for The Options Industry Council (OIC) He is responsible for expanding OIC's outreach to financial advisers. Additionally, he participates in conference panel discussions, presents adviser-oriented educational seminars, and guides the development of options curricula and content for advisers on the OIC website.
Over the last 22 years, Cott has supported financial advisers through different roles. Before joining OIC, he was a regional vice president and retirement income consultant at Sunlife Financial Distributors Inc., where he identified and cultivated new business, increasing assets and revenue share. Prior to that, Cott spent the majority of his investment career as a producing manager and assistant vice president at Merrill Lynch Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., where he built and maintained a successful wealth management practice.
Cott holds a BA from University of Wisconsin Madison and the CRPC designation from the College of Financial Planning.