Voya Financial Names Daniel Palermino to lead sales efforts for Employee Benefits business


Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA) announced today it has appointed Daniel Palermino as vice president, Sales for the company’s Employee Benefits business, effective April 23. In the new role, Palermino leads Voya’s Executive Regional Managers (ERMs) in new sales, retention and re-enrollment in support of the company’s voluntary benefits, group life and disability insurance, and stop loss distribution strategies. He reports directly to John B. “Brad” Galiney, senior vice president of Employee Benefits Distribution, and will be based out of Voya’s Braintree, Massachusetts, office.

“Dan has a solid background in group benefits sales and strategic leadership that will complement the strong and deep talent of our team,” said Galiney. “His proven track record of leading teams in achieving profitable growth, and in building strong partnerships with distribution organizations, will help us deliver products and services to round out employers’ benefits portfolios and offer employees important financial protection solutions.”

Palermino has 24 years of experience in the employee benefits industry. Prior to joining Voya Employee Benefits, Palermino was vice president and head of Employee Benefits Distribution at AXA Employee Benefits, where he led a multi-channel distribution and field service organization. He also previously served in leadership roles at other organizations, including as head of sales for AIG’s core and voluntary benefits.

“I am excited to join Voya Employee Benefits and be part of an organization that puts so much emphasis on what customers truly need, and works closely with Voya’s retirement and investment teams to provide comprehensive financial solutions,” said Palermino. “I look forward to working with the team and our distribution partners to arm clients and their employees with solutions that will help prepare them financially for life’s challenges.”

Voya Employee Benefits offers stop loss, group life, voluntary benefits and disability income insurance products to employers and their employees. The business has extensive experience in the design, implementation and administration of employee benefits plans, and it offers a full range of supplemental voluntary products that include critical illness/specified disease, accident and hospital confinement indemnity insurance. 

As an industry leader and advocate for helping Americans retire better, Voya Financial is committed to delivering on its vision to be America’s Retirement Company®, and its mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time.

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Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 14.7 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $8.6 billion in revenue in 2017. The company had $555 billion in total assets under management and administration as of Dec. 31, 2017. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya’s vision is to be America’s Retirement Company®. Certified as a “Great Place to Work” by the Great Place to Work® Institute, Voya is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible. Voya has been recognized as one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute, one of the 2018 World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune magazine and one of the Top Green Companies in the U.S. by Newsweek magazine. For more information, visit voya.com. Follow Voya Financial on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter @Voya.

Insurance products are issued and underwritten by ReliaStar Life Insurance Company (Minneapolis, Minnesota) and ReliaStar Life Insurance Company of New York (Woodbury, New York), members of the Voya® family of companies. Within the State of New York, only ReliaStar Life Insurance Company of New York is admitted, and its products issued.  Voya Employee Benefits is a division of both companies. Product provisions and availability may vary by state.