Life settlement leader makes key hire

Atlanta, April 2008 – Habersham Funding, LLC, has announced the addition of Bud Elsea, who joins the firm as Managing Director of Training & Development.  Elsea, who has more than 25 years of experience in insurance, financial planning, training and education, previously helmed Bud Elsea Productions, Inc., a consultancy to leading financial services clients.  He previously served as the long-time Director of Education at the International Association for Financial Planning.

Habersham Funding, an Atlanta-based firm that does business nationally, provides the funds for life settlements and viatical settlements, which enable seniors who no longer want or need their life insurance to receive an advance cash payment for their policy.  The viatical settlement option also is available to some people who are terminally ill.

Bud's finesse in communicating the complex issues of the financial services industry is unmatched, says M. Bryan Freeman, founder and president of Habersham. He is the seasoned professional we needed to help our clients including financial advisors, insurance professionals, attorneys and others best serve their own clients.

In addition to his role at Habersham, Elsea also will spearhead new curricula for Life Settlement University, which is an offshoot of Habersham.

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Habersham Funding, LLC, can buy life settlement policies in all states and most US territories (including Washington, DC) with the exception of Alaska and Florida.

Electronic and hard-copy photos of Mr. Freeman are available, if you require such, as is a Habersham Funding LLC logo.

Contact: B. Andrew (Drew) Plant, 678-637-5532, or evenings, 404-634-7102. Via e-mail:

Habersham Funding LLC is a leader in the secondary market for life insurance. Habersham provides the capital for life settlements, which enable seniors – or people of any age who are seriously ill – to receive an advance cash payment for their life insurance policy.