John Hancock Beefs Up Its Western Division

August 12, 2010 ( - John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (RPS) has hired two regional vice presidents (RVPs) in its Western Division.


According to the announcement, Doug Ambrose has joined John Hancock RPS as RVP for the East Bay and North Bay in San Francisco and Candy Eiler has been hired as RVP in Seattle. 

Ambrose joins the company with 20 years of sales experience in the financial services industry, most recently a managing director for Mass Mutual Financial Services based in Walnut Creek, California.  He had been a wholesaler of retirement plan services in Northern California and Northern Nevada. Prior to that, he had been vice president in sales for Principal Financial Group responsible for retirement plan sales in Northern California. 

“Doug has been successful in growing retirement plan services business in his region for many years,” said Tom Bruns, Divisional Vice President, Western Division, John Hancock RPS. “We are very glad he’s joined our team and know his extensive leadership and sales background will be an asset to our clients in the San Francisco region.” 

Eiler has nearly 15 years experience in financial services, with a concentration in retirement plans in the last decade.  She was most recently a client service specialist for Panagiotu Pension Advisors, Inc. where she worked with Third Party Administrators (TPAs) “to deliver her 350 clients a customized retirement plan that addressed their individual needs,” according to the announcement.  Before that, she worked for John Hancock RPS as a communication associate. 

“We are excited Candy has re-joined John Hancock RPS in this sales role,” said Bruns. “Her in-depth knowledge in working with clients, financial representatives and TPAs in our business will be very helpful as we expand our business in Seattle.”