Retirement Industry People Moves

Arnerich Massena Inc. transitions a portion of its participant-driven retirement plan services practice to SageView Advisory Group; new hires at The Standard and Hub International.

Arnerich Massena Inc. is in the process of transitioning a portion of its participant-driven retirement plan services practice, primarily defined contribution/participant directed retirement plans, to SageView Advisory Group. As part of this transition, two senior investment consultants from two Arnerich Massena, Howard Biggs and Jacob O’Shaughnessy will join SageView.

Biggs and O’Shaughnessy will transition from Arnerich Massena to SageView by the end of the first quarter. Between now and then, they will be meeting with clients, as part of the normal course of business, to discuss the transition to SageView.

Biggs joins SageView as managing director. He will continue to consult with retirement plan sponsors to provide guidance on retirement plan governance, fiduciary risk management and committee investment responsibilities. Biggs has more than 30 years of retirement plan consulting experience, serving corporate, government and nonprofit organizations nationwide. Before joining SageView, he provided specialized retirement plan consulting services for more than 10 years at Arnerich Massena Inc.

O’Shaughnessy also joins SageView as managing director. He brings 15 years of experience providing consulting services to both corporate and government defined contribution and defined benefit plans. O’Shaughnessy is a well-known figure in the retirement plan industry, recognized as a speaker and moderator at national and regional conferences across the country. He also serves on the NAGDCA Industry Committee, elected by his peers. His expertise in the industry reflects a long-term commitment to serving retirement plan sponsors and participants.

Tony Arnerich, chief executive officer at Arnerich Massena, says the transition is positive for all parties. “This transition provides us both the ability to focus on our core competencies and for Arnerich Massena to grow and invest in the future,” he says.

Randy Long, SageView’s founder, cites Biggs and O’Shaughnessy for their high-caliber talent. “This is a step in our long-term plan for growth and providing the best talent and expertise to our clients,” he says.

NEXT: The Standard adds a retirement plan consultant associate in Dallas

Laura Peirson has joined The Standard as a retirement plan consultant associate for the south sales region. She is based in The Standard’s Dallas sales office.

Peirson, who has more than 20 years of experience in the design, servicing and administration of corporate retirement plans, was previously a senior internal sales consultant for Ascensus. Before joining Ascensus, Peirson was a client service representative with The Vanguard Group.

Rita Taylor-Rodriguez, regional sales director for The Standard’s south sales region, cites Peirson for her background in retirement plan design and administration, as well as her recent sales and marketing experience.

Peirson holds a bachelor’s of science degree in physical education studies from the University of Delaware and a master’s degree in business administration with a global perspective from Arcadia University. She holds the accredited retirement plan consultant (ARPC) designation from the Society of Professional Asset-Managers and Record Keepers (SPARK).

NEXT: HUB International Investment Services adds retirement plan specialist

Jasper Mallard has joined HUB International Investment Services as a retirement plan specialist in its Santa Barbara office.

Mallard will serve the tri-county area and be responsible for advising HUB’s current and future clients on investment and retirement services, including 401(k), 403(b) and other investment-related programs.

Before joining HUB, Mallard was an independent financial adviser and also worked at a real estate investment firm.

“We’re looking forward to making 2016 a great year with Jasper’s retirement planning expertise. I know our clients will be well served,” said HUB Certified Insurance Counselor Stan Darrow.

Mallard holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from the University of San Diego. He holds his FINRA Series 7 and 66 registrations and is licensed as a California life agent, including long-term care insurance, variable contracts and annuities.