Lincoln Taps Three for Research Roles

May 20, 2008 ( - Lincoln Financial Group has announced three executive appointments to its research and development unit.

A Lincoln news release said executive posts in itsRetirement Income Security Ventures (RISV) group will be filled by Bobby Greenberg, Austin Rosenthal, and Todd Manke.

According to the announcement, Greenberg was named Vice President/Head of Consumer Insights and Strategic Intelligence for RISV and will analyze market information, implement strategic insight into development of new products and services, and collaborate on the execution of primary research. Prior to joining Lincoln Financial, Greenberg served as group vice president at Affinion Loyalty Group (ALG), where he led the marketing organization by overseeing product and partner development, client solutions, and branding.

Austin Rosenthal was tapped as Assistant Vice President and Director of Innovation for RISV and will help in the unit’s research efforts. Formerly, Rosenthal was managing director at Integrated Finance Limited (IFL) where he was responsible for business development, client coverage, operations, and project management in the UK, the Netherlands, and Germany.

Todd Manke was named director of consumer insights for RISV and will be working with Greenberg. Most recently, Manke was senior manager of statistical analysis at Capital One Auto Finance.