Lincoln Financial Expands IRD Team

January 16, 2013 ( – Lincoln Financial Retirement Plan Services aims to grow its presence in the government sector with three additions to its Institutional Retirement Distribution (IRD) team.

Paul Davidson, Richard Snyder and Andrew Whiting join Lincoln as sales directors. They will report to IRD National Sales Director Michael Hall.

Davidson comes to Lincoln with nearly 20 years of experience in the sales, service and implementation of 457(b), 401(a), 403(b) and 401(k) retirement plans. He previously served as vice president at Natixis Global Asset Management in the Retirement Strategy Group. He also held leadership positions for Neuberger Berman and The Hartford in the government sector.

Snyder brings more than 18 years of experience in the sales, marketing, education, retention and administration of institutional retirement plans. Prior to joining Lincoln, he was vice president and national sales manager for AXA Equitable, where he was responsible for retirement plan sales in the governmental and union markets. He has also held sales positions at The Hartford and Nationwide Retirement Solutions, selling retirement plans in the governmental and nonprofit markets, and began his career as a deferred compensation specialist for the State of Florida’s Department of Financial Services, one the largest 457 plans in the country.

Whiting previously served as regional sales director for The Hartford, responsible for managing sales and retention of 457(b) and 401(a) plans for government retirement plans in 16 states in the Eastern United States.  Most recently, he acted as a regional vice president for AXA Equitable’s employer-sponsored retirement plans.


Sara Kelly