Tedla "Ted" Mekonnen
CEO & Co-Founder
Tedla “Ted” Mekonnen
Tedla “Ted” Mekonnen is the CEO and Co-Founder of EveryIncome Holdings, LLC and all its affiliates. EveryIncome™ is an online platform and income solution company where users learn how to improve their income, partner with the right experts, gain insights, and access institutional-quality income products and services.
EveryIncome™ was founded with a strong belief that an independent firm like EveryIncome™ could serve the best interest of financial advisors and their clients. Ted also serves as Chief Sales Officer of EveryIncome™ and is a member of EveryIncome™ Fund’s Investment Committee.
Ted was previously a Senior Vice President of Capital Markets for Mid-Atlantic Region of Cole Capital. In this position, he was responsible for raising capital by creating, building, and maintaining long-lasting relationships with successful financial advisors. Prior to Cole Capital, Ted was a Regional Vice President and Internal Sales Associate with Transamerica Insurance.
Ted began his career 17 years ago as a financial advisor, and he brings immense experience to the industry. He has successfully raised approximately $2.2 billion in private REITs, variable and fixed annuities, and mutual funds from financial advisors and their clients prior to founding EveryIncome™. At both Cole and Transamerica, Ted was a pioneer in starting a brand new territory and taking it to the top position at the organization. Advisors view him as trusted business partner who not only provides exceptional service but someone who consistently recommends the proper product solutions.
In the past 17 years, Ted has been recognized several times as a top producer at prior companies. In 2005, he received the Vanguard University Outstanding Young Professional Award for all his outstanding achievements. Also in 2005, Ted co-founded LEAD Foundation (Leadership, Education, Art and Diversity) with his mentor to sponsor students who possess ambition to learn and lead, but lack the finances to attend colleges and universities.
Ted received his BA degree in Finance and Management from Vanguard University in just three years and graduated summa cum laude. He is grateful to his parents and two mentors for all the positive influences they have passed on to him in his life. He holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 24, and 63 licenses.
Ted is married and lives with his wife, son, and daughter in the Washington, DC area. He enjoys golf, tennis, traveling, and spending time with his family.