ING U.S. Hires Stephen F. Keating to Lead Large Corporate Market Sales
ING U.S., Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), which will rebrand as Voya Financial, Inc., in 2014, announced today that its Retirement Solutions business has hired Stephen Keating as head of Large Corporate Market Sales, effective January 27, 2014.
In his role, Keating will lead the sales function to drive growth in this segment, which focuses on providing industry-leading recordkeeping services for large employer-sponsored 401(k) defined contribution and defined benefit plans. He will be based in ING U.S.’s Braintree, Mass. office and report to Rick Mason, president of Corporate Markets for ING U.S. Retirement Solutions.
As a seasoned sales executive with a deep and strategic understanding of the retirement business, Keating will ensure a strong client-focused culture. His experience includes leading client management teams for Fortune 500 companies, partnering with the consultant community and securing new clients. Keating most recently served as senior vice president and national sales manager for large, strategic corporate clients at Fidelity Investments, where he built and led a team of account executives focused on securing large outsourcing deals.
“Steve’s appointment to the team underscores our commitment to the recordkeeping business, which is the foundation of our business strategy,” noted Mason. “His industry knowledge and outstanding record of sales success complement the talent of the Large Corporate Market team and will create opportunities for ING U.S. to advance the level of retirement readiness for more Americans.”
Keating received his bachelor’s degree from Salem State University in Salem, Mass. He holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 24, 26 and 63 licenses.
“I am thrilled to be joining an organization that has such a strong commitment to helping solve America’s retirement challenge,” said Keating. “I look forward to implementing strategies that expand opportunities for ING U.S. 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 delivering on our vision to be America’s Retirement Company and the mission of making a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time.
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About ING U.S.
ING U.S. (NYSE: VOYA), which will rebrand as Voya Financial in 2014, is a premier retirement, investment and insurance company serving the financial needs of approximately 13 million individual and institutional customers in the United States. The company’s vision is to be America’s Retirement Company and its guiding principle is centered on solving the most daunting financial challenge facing Americans today — retirement readiness. Working directly with clients and through a broad group of financial intermediaries, independent producers, affiliated advisors and dedicated sales specialists, ING U.S. provides a comprehensive portfolio of asset accumulation, asset protection and asset distribution products and services. With a dedicated workforce of approximately 7,000 employees, ING U.S. is grounded in a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time. For more information, visit http://ing.us. Follow ING U.S. on Twitter @ING_USA and Facebook.