Great-West Retirement Services has hired 8 internal wholesalers, and it hopes to hire more as the size of its external sales team increases.
Great-West, Greenwood Village, Colo., is a unit of Power Corp. of Canada, Montreal.
The unit is increasing the number of internal wholesalers to improve the external-to-internal wholesaler ratio to 2 to 1, from 3 to 1.
The new internal wholesalers are Mike Burke – California; Edward Carlson – Louisiana and Texas; Bob Fitzpatrick – Arizona, Idahoa, Montana, North Dakota and New Mexico; Tom Geiger – Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin; Trevor Millberg – the District of Columbia, Virginia and West Virginia; Jeremy Oaster – Alabama, Oregon and Washington; Gina Schimpf – Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont; and Amy Turley – Colorado, Nebraska, Utah and Wyoming.
Great-West also has hired Kevin White to be regional sales director for Tennessee. White previously was a regional vice president for retirement plan sales in an ING region that includes Mississippi and parts of Tennessee.
In other personnel news:
- Protective Life Corp., Birmingham, Ala., has hired Edward Berko to be executive vice president and chief risk officer.
Berko previously was chief risk officer for the investments department at MetLife Inc., New York.
He also served for 9 years as an officer in the U.S. Navy.
Berko has a bachelor’s degree in marine engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis and a master’s degree in business from the University of Pennsylvania.