Ed Ayala is the Chief Operating Officer of Strategies for Wealth, one of the region’s premiere financial services firms, with offices in Manhattan, Rye Brook, and Jericho, New York.
Ed is a Field Representative of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America and has devoted his professional life to helping others achieve the highest possible levels of financial success and security. He derives great personal satisfaction from his ability to positively impact the lives of those he works with and their families by coordinating and integrating the pieces of their economic world.
Ed joined Strategies in 1988 and in addition to his work with clients, he plays an integral role in the firm’s overall success as a valuable member of the management team. As Chief Operating Officer of the firm Ed is involved in recruiting and training new representatives of the Strategies team. He also serves as the Director of Mentorship Program and is responsible for working with our mentors and high performing sales team in cultivating our mentees.
Ed has achieved award-winning status within the organization for the past fifteen years in a row. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, he received the GAMA Diamond Frontline Leader Award. An exceptional presenter on financial topics, Ed is in high demand as a guest speaker at seminars including The GAMA International Conference, The LIMRA Recruiting and Retention Summit, and the London Life National Conference. In 2016, Ed also was inducted into Berkshire’s hall of fame.
Born in New York City, Ed currently resides in Middletown, NY with his wife, Yvette, and their two children, Alex and Jessica. Ed enjoys spending free time with his family and friends as well as indulging his passion for music and love of basketball.
Financial Representative of Guardian.