Symetra Life Insurance Company has named Harry Monti to be the senior vice president in charge of its group life and disability and selected benefits fixed-payment medical businesses.
Monti succeeds Craig Raymond, who’s retiring.
Monti previously was head of group life and disability operations at Symetra.
(Related: Symetra to Update Retirement Distribution Strategy)
Before Monti began working for the Bellevue, Washington-based company, he was a group benefits consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
He spent 13 years in operations and claims at units of Hartford Financial Services Group Inc.
He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Thomas College. He holds the certified public accountant and fellow of the Life Management Institute professional designations.
Here are four other life insurance industry personnel changes:
1. Lincoln Financial Group has hired Stafford Thompson Jr. to be senior vice president for life product management at its individual life insurance business.
Thompson will be based in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Previously, he was a vice president and marketing actuary at SCOR Global Life Americas. He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, with a concentration in actuarial science, from Florida A&M University. He is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He is a former president of the International Association of Black Actuaries.
2. New York Life Investment Management (NYLIM), an affiliate of New York Life Insurance Company, has hired Ian Forrest has joined the company as global chief marketing officer.
NYLIM now manages $316 billion in assets.
Forrest previously was managing director and chief marketing officer for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region at BlackRock Asset Management. Before that, he was a marketing executive at GE Capital.