Pete Kirtland is the Chief Executive Officer of Aspire Financial Services, overseeing the growth and strategic direction to build the company into a nationally recognized leader in the retirement plan industry.
With over 25 years in the retirement plan industry, Pete Kirtland possesses a range of knowledge that includes administration, compliance, consulting, management, plan design, communications, sales and marketing. Previously, Pete served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at InvestLink Technologies, where he grew the client base from 25 to more than 90 in just two-and-a-half years. In this position, Pete spoke with more than 200 third-party administrators and financial intermediaries across the country, leading best practices at a national level. Prior to InvestLink, Pete worked for Larson Allen Benefits Consulting, managing daily valuation services for more than 55,000 participants and 25 administrators. Pete also worked at Coopers & Lybrand, LLP, in a wide range of positions, completing his tenure as a senior consultant in charge of defined contribution services for the state of Florida. In this position, he developed a wide range of knowledge in plan administration, from plan design to all facets of compliance to completing and filing government forms.
In 2010, Pete was recognized as a Florida Finalist for Ernst & Young’s prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year award and in 2011 named as #18 on the Tampa Bay Business Journal Fastest 50 Growing Companies list. He currently serves on the Advisory Boards of TD Ameritrade Trust Company, and Matrix Settlement and Clearing Services. Pete is also an active member of the Florida West Coast Employee Benefits Council, CEO Council of Tampa Bay, National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA), Toastmasters International, and Golfers Against Cancer.
Pete received his BS in Finance from Penn State University.