Kretz will be responsible for the sales and distribution of 401(k) retirement plans to the independent channel in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia.
Before joining ING, Kretz served as a sales director for MassMutual Retirement Services, focused on intermediary-driven retirement plan sales. He also worked at the Principal Financial Group for six years.
“Dan’s appointment to this position follows an extensive career as a leader who brings a high-level of industry knowledge and sales success to the role,” said Bill Elmslie, head of National Intermediary Distribution and Service for ING U.S. Retirement. “His experience, reputation in the market and distribution relationships will be invaluable as we continue to provide resources to help advisers grow and manage their business.”