ING U.S. Hires Ernest Jordan as Head of Sales for Tax-Exempt Retirement Plan Markets


ING U.S.’s Retirement Solutions business announced today that it has hired Ernest Jordan as head of Tax-Exempt Markets Sales for the company’s institutional retirement operations, effective May 28, 2013.  The Tax-Exempt Markets team is focused on helping working Americans prepare for a secure retirement through employer-sponsored 403(b) and 457 savings plans in the healthcare, education, government and non-profit sectors.

In this role, Jordan will be responsible for developing and implementing the sales strategy for both new and existing retirement plans.  He will be based in ING U.S.’s Windsor, Conn. office and report to Jamie Ohl, president of Tax-Exempt Markets for ING U.S. Retirement Solutions. 

Jordan brings more than 20 years of retirement industry experience and leadership to ING U.S., including administration, product development and sales management.  His sales background includes extensive knowledge of institutional sales, multi-channel product distribution and specialty finance products.  Jordan most recently served as managing director of MetLife Financial Group of the South, where his leadership resulted in significant sales growth and productivity for the company.  His background also includes more than a decade with AIG-VALIC, most recently as senior vice present for National Markets & Group Relations, where he managed the company’s corporate strategy for growth in core market segments, including education and healthcare.

“Ernest has an impressive track record of delivering outstanding results,” noted Ohl.  “I am confident his industry knowledge and sales success will complement the talent and experience of our Tax-Exempt Markets team and help create additional opportunities for ING U.S. to further advance the level of retirement readiness for more Americans.”

Jordan received his B.A. in management from Faulkner University in Montgomery, Ala.  He holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 51, 63 and 65 licenses and is also a Certified Fund Specialist (CFS) and Board-Certified in Mutual Funds (BCM).

“I am thrilled to be joining an organization that has such a strong commitment to helping solve America’s retirement challenge,” said Jordan.  “I look forward to implementing strategies that deepen the existing relationships ING U.S. has built with its distributors, plan sponsors, and the millions of individual plan customers it serves while also expanding opportunities to guide more Americans on their journey to and through retirement.”

As an industry leader and advocate for greater retirement readiness, ING U.S. is committed to the mission of making a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time. 

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ING U.S. (NYSE: VOYA), which plans to rebrand in the future as Voya Financial, serves the financial needs of approximately 13 million individual and institutional customers with a comprehensive array of retirement, investment and insurance products and services, including retirement plans, IRA rollovers and transfers, stable value, institutional investment management, mutual funds, alternative investments, life insurance, employee benefits, fixed and indexed annuities and financial planning.  Our dedicated workforce of more than 7,000 employees is focused on ING U.S.’s mission to guide Americans on their journey to greater retirement readiness and to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family and one institution at a time.  ING U.S.’s vision is to be America’s Retirement CompanyTM.  For more information, visit

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