Sentinel Strengthens Distribution Team

September 15, 2011 ( – Sentinel Investments announced the appointment of three industry veterans to key distribution roles.  

David R. Cohen has joined the firm as Senior Vice President in the Investment Strategy Group, while Chris Grant and Greg Pierce have taken roles as Regional Vice Presidents on Sentinel’s wholesaling team.

As Senior Vice President in the Investment Strategy Group, Cohen will focus on increasing the exposure of Sentinel’s products on discretionary platforms and recommended lists across broker/dealer, retirement, RIA, and Bank Trust programs. Prior to joining Sentinel, Cohen served as Team Leader on Hartford Life Distributors’ Advisory Relationship Management Team. He managed relationships with institutional consultants and fund selection teams at firms like Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, UBS, Schwab, and Fidelity.

Grant will serve as Regional Vice President for the Metro New York region, marketing Sentinel’s investment offerings to financial advisers in Northern New Jersey, New York City and Long Island. Grant previously spent 20 years at MFS Fund Distributors, where his responsibilities included field wholesaling positions in the Western New England and Northern New Jersey regions.

Pierce has been promoted to the position of Regional Vice President for the Great Lakes region. He will be responsible for growing and supporting relationships with financial advisers in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, the same territory he has successfully covered as an Internal Wholesaler and Team Leader during his 15 years with Sentinel.