Nationwide Hires Retirement Plan Wholesalers

April 18, 2013 ( – Nationwide Financial hired Eric Bokesch and Guy Ridout III as retirement plan wholesalers.

Bokesch will serve as the regional vice president for the company’s Southern Ohio and Kentucky territories. He previously served as a field service representative for Nationwide in that same area. Prior to Nationwide, Bokesch worked as an external wholesaler for Hartford Equity Sales Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in financial management from Ohio State University.

Ridout will serve as the regional vice president for the company’s Seattle territory. He joins Nationwide from Great-West Retirement Services, where he worked as a regional sales director for 401(k) plans. Ridout received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University.

“At Nationwide, we’re committed to meeting the needs of financial advisers and third-party administrators when it comes to helping clients plan and prepare for retirement,” said Joe Frustaglio, vice president of retirement plan sales for Nationwide Financial. “Eric and Guy are excellent additions to our sales team, and I’m confident they’ll be instrumental in continuing the sales momentum we’re seeing.”