Cleo Castillo was born in the Philippines and graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Science degree from Central Luzon State University. He began a sales career selling veterinary drugs and services while still in the Philippines and practicing as a veterinarian.
Cleo emigrated to Canada in 1998. He worked as a veterinary technician in rural Manitoba until a workplace accident forced him on disability. As a result, he and his family suffered through a few lean and difficult years. But, life turned around for him when he was recruited as a Field Agent for Knights of Columbus Fraternal Insurance in February 2008.
Something just clicked at Knights of Columbus and Cleo discovered his passion. For him, “Life insurance is a visible product, but the effect is invisible – the peace of mind that it brings.” That’s what he sells – peace of mind. He brings the same level of excitement, energy and a passion he had on his first sale to every sales presentation today. Every sale is just like his first.
Cleo was North American “Rookie of The Year” for Knights of Columbus Insurance and Number One Life Application Leader in North America with 265 issued life applications. He has always been among the Top 3 Life Insurance application leaders in the entire company and ended 2017 with over 300 cases. He is a Life and Qualifying Member of the Million Dollar Round Table.