Christina Melling is relatively new to the industry; however, in her 10 year career, she has made great strides in leaving her mark. Christina began her career in 2001 at Winged Keel Group, a renowned life insurance and securities brokerage based in New York City specializing in structuring and administering large life insurance portfolios for ultra-affluent clients. At only 25 years old and after a mere 4 years at WKG, Christina took over the underwriting department at Spalding Financial Group, an NFP acquired firm specializing in estate planning. As Director of Underwriting, she ultimately moved to Miami where she landed another opportunity to become the Director of New Business at Universal Insurance Services, an NFP acquired BGA, located in Deerfield Beach, FL. There she oversaw the new business team, managed high end, complex estate planning cases as well as handled operations, marketing, and carrier relations.
Recently, Christina returned to New York and in December, 2010 and accepted a position with New York Life as their National Key Account Manager in their Advanced Markets Network Department. Her experience has brought her full circle at New York Life, as she has been privy to the needs of both the producer and of the brokerage. Christina graduated from University in Edinburgh, Scotland and holds a joint BA (Hons)/MA in Media and Cultural Studies and Business Management. Christina enjoys cooking and has even attended the Culinary Institute of America. She also enjoys international travel and looks forward to traveling to all continents one day.