Symetra Names Eastern Division Sales Manager and Eight Additional Life and Retirement External Wholesalers
May 2, 2011 by N/A
BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Symetra Life Insurance Company has announced a new sales leader for its eastern division and eight additional regional vice presidents to represent the company’s portfolio of annuity and life insurance products. Since Jan. 1, 2011, the company has welcomed 20 new sales leaders and external wholesalers to its Life and Retirement Sales team. These new hires continue the expansion of Symetra’s field wholesaling force to strengthen partner sales support in territories across the country.
Louis Mastelloneis Symetra’s eastern division sales manager of Life and Retirement Sales, with responsibility for sales planning and day-to-day management and training of 13 external wholesalers covering the eastern United States. Mastellone joins Symetra from Genworth Financial, where he was divisional vice president for the East Coast region and accountable for retirement income and protection sales through banks, wirehouses and independent firms. He previously served as a regional vice president for GE Financial Assurance, where he drove fixed annuity, variable annuity and mutual fund sales across its bank distribution network.
“Lou is a seasoned sales coach and team-builder, and we’re delighted he has joined our sales leadership team,” said Richard Moran, vice president of Life and Retirement National Sales. “He brings a history of success to Symetra, and we’ll look to him to be a key contributor to our territory sales strategy.”
Symetra also announced eight new regional vice presidents in its Life and Retirement Sales organization. These new external wholesalers will provide annuity and life insurance sales support to financial planners in the following territories:
Michael Butt(Territory: Michigan) — Butt joins Symetra from MassMutual Financial, where he was a regional sales director. He also has served as regional vice president at RiverSource Life Insurance Company and at Genworth Financial, with responsibility for annuity and single premium life insurance sales through the bank and broker-dealer channels.
Mark Eberhart(Territory: Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia) — Eberhart most recently served as Midwest sales director at Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company, where he achieved significant increases in single premium life insurance sales through banks in a six-state territory. Previously, he was a regional vice president with Genworth Financial.
Brock Lansdale(Territory: Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada) — Lansdale comes to Symetra from ING Financial, where he focused on variable, indexed, fixed and immediate annuity sales through independent, bank and regional wirehouse registered representatives. Lansdale previously was a divisional vice president with Aegon Financial Services Group.
Marc McDaniels (Territory: Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin) — McDaniels most recently worked as a regional sales director for First Mercantile, promoting a range of retirement services through independent and bank registered representatives, regional broker-dealers and wirehouses. He previously held external wholesaler roles at MassMutual Financial Group, Genworth Financial and Allianz Life, focusing on variable and fixed annuity sales.
Ben Pintaric(Territory: Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming)— Pintaric joins Symetra from Jackson National Life Insurance Company, where he served as an internal wholesaler and drove fixed and variable annuity sales across seven states.
Mark Prazak(Territory: Southern California) — Prazak brings an extensive investment industry background to Symetra. Most recently, he was with Genworth Financial as regional vice president for Southern California and southern Nevada, responsible for immediate and variable annuity sales in the wirehouse channel. He also has served as divisional marketing director and senior wholesaler at AIG SunAmerica, where he led sales and marketing for the company’s variable annuity portfolio to 175 national and regional wirehouse offices across Southern California.
Kevin Rooney (Territory: Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska) — Rooney comes to Symetra from Prudential Annuities, where he was a producing divisional vice president, responsible for variable annuity sales in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. Rooney previously held regional sales and marketing roles with Lincoln Financial, U.S. Allianz Investor Services and The Hartford.
Jesse Saenz(Territory: Louisiana, Southern Texas)— Saenz most recently served as national sales manager (southern U.S.) for American National Insurance Corporation, where he focused on fixed and equity-indexed annuity and life insurance product sales within the independent advisor channel. Previously, he was a regional vice president with RiverSource Distributors and a regional sales manager for Allstate Distributors, both in Houston. He has extensive wholesaling experience with mutual funds, fixed and variable annuities, and life insurance products through multiple distribution channels.
Symetra Life Insurance Company is a subsidiary of Symetra Financial Corporation (NYSE:SYA), a diversified financial services company based in Bellevue, Wash. In business since 1957, Symetra provides employee benefits, annuities and life insurance through a national network of benefit consultants, financial institutions, and independent agents and advisors. For more information, visit www.symetra.com.
Diana McSweeney, 425-256-6167
Source: Symetra Financial Corporation