Great-West Adds Rocky Mountain Sales Director

March 7, 2013 ( - Great-West Financial has appointed Joshua Haynes as regional sales director for the Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming markets.

Haynes will assist brokers, financial advisers, consultants, wire houses and third-party administrators who are seeking to provide quality, cost-effective 401(k) plans to their clients.  

Before joining Great-West Financial, Haynes spent three years with Ascensus as regional vice president responsible for growing the firm’s recordkeeping business. From 2007 to 2009 he was a sales director for Avatar Associates, where his duties included increasing assets in target-date and risk-based funds. Prior to that, he was employed for three years as a wholesaler at the Institute for Wealth Management.  

Haynes has a textile technology degree from North Carolina State University. He holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses, as well as life, accident and health insurance licenses in Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming and Utah. Haynes also is a Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist.