In separate press releases, the Standard announced the appointment of consultants in New York/New Jersey, Indiana, the upper Midwest.
Thomas Martin was named as pension consultant for the New York and New Jersey Retirement Plans Offices, where he will be responsible for retirement plan sales in both states. According to the announcement, Martin has worked in the retirement plan services industry for more than 11 years, primarily focused on the 401(k), 403(b) and defined benefit markets. Prior to joining The Standard, Martin worked as a sales consultant with Diversified Investment Advisors.
He will be working out of The Standard’s Lexington Avenue office in New York City as well as its Clark, New Jersey, office.
Named as pension consultant for the Indianapolis Retirement Plans Office was Ed Whited, who will be responsible for retirement plan sales throughout Indiana. Whited, who has worked in the retirement plan services industry for more than 16 years, was previously a defined contribution investment-only specialist with Alger Funds. He also worked for several years as a mutual fund wholesaler for Merrill Lynch’s Retirement Group and Asset Management Group.
The Standard also announced the appointment of Colman Collins as pension consultant for the Minneapolis Retirement Plans Office. He will be responsible for retirement plan sales in Minnesota, western Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota, according to the firm.
Collins has worked in the retirement plan services industry for over nine years. Prior to joining The Standard, Collins was a vice president and account executive for 401(k) sales with Fidelity Investments. He also worked out of the Fidelity Chicago and Minneapolis investor centers during his tenure there, according to the firm.
For more information on The Standard’s retirement services, visit www.standard.com.