CraigECayford Executive Benefits Consultant 200
Craig E. Cayford
Senior Vice President – Retirement


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Managing Director Craig E. Cayford has over 35 years of experience in helping large, publicly traded corporations and organizations develop creative retirement planning solutions using both qualified and nonqualified retirement plans. Clients choose Craig for his expertise in taking complex financial solutions and making them simple; he is a proven problem solver for businesses.

Prior to joining Fulcrum Partners, Craig served as a Lead Consultant with Clark Consulting for over 15 years, where he specialized in the design, funding, implementation, and administration of nonqualified benefits programs. These programs include deferred compensation plans, excess plans, and supplemental executive retirement plans (SERPs).

  • Past Vice President of the Portland Office of Management Compensation Group, a leading executive compensation and benefit consulting firm.
  • Worked for the employee benefit-consulting firms of Watson Wyatt Worldwide and William M. Mercer, where as an enrolled actuary under the Employment Retirement Security Income Act of 1974 (ERISA), he was responsible for compliance with Federal Regulations pertaining to qualified retirement plans.
Degrees, Certifications, and Registrations
  • Series 6 and 63 registered
  • Associate of the Society of Actuaries
  • Member of the American Academy of Actuaries
  • University of Maryland, Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Craig Cayford is affiliated with Valmark Securities, Inc. Securities offered through Valmark Securities, Inc. Member FINRASIPC, 130 Springside Drive, Suite 300, Akron, OH 44333. 800-765-5201. OneDigital and Fulcrum Partners are separate entities from Valmark Securities, Inc.

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Publications and Presentations

  • Speaker: Enrolled Actuaries Meeting, Washington D.C.
  • Speaker: Conference of Actuaries in Public Practice “Nonqualified Plan Security Devises”
  • Supplemental Executive Retirement Plans (SERPs)
  • Efficient Nonqualified Plan Funding Techniques
  • Nonqualified Plan Accounting