Art Pizzello, CEO
Art Pizzello leads HRD Advisory Group with enthusiasm and optimism. And for good reason. In 2014, he founded the new company when WIA Group, an insurance and financial services company, merged with HR Dimensions, a talent management firm. Through HRD Advisory Group, Art and his team offer companies efficient, integrated solutions for the people side of their business.
In addition to extensive experience in all aspects of employee benefits and retirement planning, Art shares these strengths:
Creativity. Known for out-of-the-box thinking, Art guides his clients to discover advantages they didn’t expect.
Vision. His 30+ years of experience—and success—make Art a confident advisor who makes strategic decisions quickly.
Camaraderie. Art has a flair for turning clients into friends. He believes loyal, high-trust relationships lead to better service. “When I know someone well, I know what they want. And I know how to protect them,” he says.
Art believes in “pushing the envelope” for every client. A longtime entrepreneur, he’s driven to provide the best one-stop, integrated human resources firm in the Indiana and Illinois regions.
- Entrepreneurial leader with 30+ years of success in the insurance industry
- Earned his B.A. in Finance from Northern Illinois University
- Securities licenses through FINRA since 1985
When Art’s not working hard for his clients, he’s often playing hard with them. He enjoys boating, golfing and hanging out with family and friends. “I like to have fun,” Art says. “I lost my mom when she was just 59. That taught me to live life to its fullest.”
Art began his career with Century Companies of America as a financial service representative in 1985. As a sales manager, Art oversaw product training and sales activities of several financial service representatives, and was named “Rookie of the Year.” In 1989, Art formed his own firm, Northwest Financial Group. In 1991, Art and Northwest Financial Group were asked to join the Weiss Insurance Agencies, where Art served as President of Financial Products and Group Benefits until the 2014 merger with HRD Advisory Group.