LMC Capital L.L.C. has hired Patrick Vaughn to be the managing director in charge of its mergers and acquisitions practice for insurance technology and services companies.
Vaughn previously was a managing director and head of the technology M&A practice at Triarch Partners L.L.C., Charlotte, N.C., an investment bank, according to LMC, Charlotte.
Vaughn has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.
In other personnel news:
- Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Springfield, Mass., says Elaine Sarsynski, an executive vice president, will take over as head of the retirement services division.
Fred Castellani, the executive vice president now in charge of the division, plans to retire at the end of February.
Castellani has been running the division since 2001.
- FBL Financial Group Inc., West Des Moines, Iowa, says JoAnn Rumelhart, an executive vice president at Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company, will retire July 1 after 30 years with the company.
Rumelhart, who has been an executive vice president since 2000, has been a member of the executive development committee task force at LIMRA International, Windsor, Conn. She also serves on the board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa.
Richard Kypta, who is senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, will assume responsibility for managing Farm Bureau Life.
Kypta began working for FBL in August 2007, after spending 13 years at a U.S. unit of Aviva P.L.C., London.
Kypta has a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and a law degree from the University of Maryland.
- Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., Hartford, has hired Peter Smyth to be senior vice president and director of strategy, development and operations for international wealth management at its Simsbury, Conn., life unit.
Smyth also is in charge of a joint venture in Brazil that sells life insurance, retirement and savings products.
Smyth, who will work in Simsbury, previously managed operations in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Korea, New Zealand, Pakistan, Taiwan and Thailand for ING Asia Pacific, a unit of ING Groep N.V., Amsterdam.
Smyth has a bachelor’s degree in actuarial studies from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He is a fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, London.
- Conseco Inc., Carmel, Ind., has hired Todd Hacker to be senior vice president and treasurer.
Hacker previously was the treasurer at YRC Worldwide Inc., Overland Park, Kan.