MassMutual Continues Sales Team Additions with Fidelity Alum

July 27, 2009 ( - MassMutual announced it is continuing to develop its sales team under the leadership of Hugh O'Toole, senior vice president of sales and client management for MassMutual's Retirement Services Division, with the addition of Francesca Messano.

Messano has joined MassMutual as managing director effective July 27, 2009, covering southern California and Hawaii. She brings more than 14 years of retirement plan and financial services experience to her new role, according to the announcement.

Messano joins MassMutual from Fidelity Investments where she was employed for eight years, most recently as senior vice president, retirement specialist for southern California and Hawaii. Prior to Fidelity, she spent six years in the retirement arm of Pioneer Investment Management.

“In today’s highly-competitive environment, the expertise of top industry professionals like Francesca is of tremendous value to retirement plan advisors,” said O’Toole, in the announcement.

Messano is based in San Clemente, California, and can be reached at (949) 246-9648.

Last week, MassMutual announced another Fidelity alumni, Daniel Darby, was added to the sales team (see MassMutual Adds to Retirement Services Sales Team ).