What You Need to Know
- The new RetireOne director of client services comes from Allstate.
- The new RetireOne strategic accounts executive spent eight years at Nuveen.
- Symetra has a new chief operations officer.
RetireOne has hired two executives to help it support its fee-based life insurance and annuity distribution program for RIAs.
The San Francisco-based company has named Tom McNeela to be director of client experience and Jeff Cusack to be senior managing director, strategic accounts.
McNeela previously spent about 25 years at Allstate Financial Services. When he left, he was the senior manager for sales training.
Jeff Cusack was director of alternative strategies at Endeavour Investment Partners.
Before that, he spent eight years at Nuveen. Earlier in his career, for 18 years, he was on the board of the Money Management Institute.
Other companies also have personnel news this week.
Health Care Service Corp.
Health Care Service Corp. — a Chicago-based carrier that providers or administers health coverage for 17 million people — has announced several executive changes.
Dr. Opella Ernest will succeed Jeff Tikkanen as the company’s executive vice president, HCSC Commercial Markets. Tikkanen is retiring.
Ernest has been the company’s chief operating officer. She is a board-certified family physician.