Lincoln Names DC Products Leader for Small Market

March 8, 2011 ( - Lincoln Financial Group announced the appointment of Michael Conte as Vice President, Small Market Business Leader for the company's Defined Contribution Products team.

In this new position, Conte will report to Eric Levy, Senior Vice President, Head of Defined Contribution Products, and will oversee cross-functional initiatives to help grow Lincoln’s revenue and earnings in the small market space – an area where the company says it sees a significant opportunity for growth.   

According to the announcement, during his 13-year tenure at Lincoln Financial Group, Conte has held numerous leadership positions across a variety of functional areas including Sales, Internal Sales and Compliance, and Retirement Plan Administration for Delaware Investments. Most recently Conte served as DC Product and Relationship Manager for Lincoln Financial Distributors. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Rider University.   

In addition to Conte’s new position, Lincoln has appointed seasoned senior-level employees John Weber in a new role as Vice President, Multi-Fund Business Leader and Bob Melia as Vice President, Defined Contribution Product Development. Both positions, reporting to Levy, will help Lincoln’s Defined Contribution business enhance its growing presence in the market and capitalize on industry trends, the company said.