Great-West Hires Government Markets Sales Director

June 8, 2012 ( - Great-West Retirement Services hired Chris Solimine as a regional sales director for its Government Markets business.

Solimine will be responsible for developing public markets opportunities in the central United States. He is based in Nashville, Tennessee, and reports to Brent Neese, vice president of Government Markets.

Before joining Great-West, Solimine served as managing director for the state plan market for ICMA-RC He has also worked for ADP’s Retirement Services and TotalSource business units.

“Chris brings 20-plus years of expertise in sales, management and executive-level leadership. He’s an excellent communicator. As a result, he’s able to quickly identify clients’ needs and offer proven solutions to address their specific situations,” said Neese. “Plan sponsors will benefit from his consultative approach to problem solving. He’s also talented at easily implementing best practices.”

Solimine earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing from University of South Florida, and his master’s of business administration from the University of Miami. He holds NASD Series 6, 63, and Tennessee insurance licenses and is a SPARK-Accredited Retirement Plan Consultant (Society of Professional Asset-Managers and Record Keepers).