About Me

I am a highly accomplished senior leader with extensive experience championing sales and business growth. I’ve helped launched several new products, as well as new companies in international markets. My success is a result of the passion and energy I bring to the workplace and the expertise I have in marketing, strategic planning, and business development. I am not afraid to put myself out there and take on challenging assignments. This unique combination of a multi-disciplinary skill set, leadership, and superior business acumen has been honed through a dynamic career at The Hartford, a Fortune 100 company and a leading provider of investments and insurance. In my current role, I manage the marketing function for The Hartford’s Institutional Solutions Group (ISG), which includes products such as income annuities, institutional mutual funds, private placement life insurance, pension risk solutions, and structured settlements. ISG markets and distributes these investment and insurance products to Fortune 1000 companies. In addition, income annuities are sold through financial advisors. I am charged with creating all client, intermediary, and sales communications, as well as internal ISG employee communications. My extensive marketing experience is enhanced through years of experience in strategic planning and market development. I led the strategic planning efforts for The Hartford’s life company for several years. I’ve also been part of two international start-up operations, playing a key leadership role in launching life insurance companies in Japan and in the United Kingdom. These efforts provided me with a deep understanding of market and business development. Lastly, in my role as Chief of Staff to the President of The Hartford’s life company, I served as a strategic advisor to the President on a broad array of company matters. This afforded me the opportunity to work very closely with senior company leaders on strategic and operational matters, and cultivate productive relationships throughout all levels of the company. I am well versed in negotiating with and being able to influence senior leaders and executive management all the way up to the President, COO, CFO and CEO level. I am driven to constantly improve myself personally and professionally. To that end, I have an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. I also have several professional designations: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC), Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL), and Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor (CMFC). I also hold NASD Series 6 and 63 licenses. In short, I am a results-oriented, decisive leader with extensive knowledge of the financial services industry. PROFILE Highly accomplished senior leader with extensive experience championing sales and business growth. Unique combination of a multi-disciplinary skill set, leadership, and superior business acumen honed through a dynamic career. Strategic thinker known for launching new products and international start-ups. Seasoned in market identification, development, and capitalizing upon new business opportunities. Expert in developing marketing, strategic, and operating plans. Skilled in executing market analysis and marketing strategy. Recognized as an inspirational leader, strong motivator, excellent communicator, innovative thinker, and problem solver.

Work History

Work History
2005 - Present

AVP Marketing

The Hartford

Run marketing function for ISG, a business with $60 billion in assets and $5 billion in annual sales. Manage team of six and $2 million budget. Develop and implement marketing plans across six product lines covering a range of insurance, investment, and income products. Partner with sales and product areas for success.

2004 - 2005

Business Development Manager, The Hartford Europe

The Hartford

Part of leadership team charged with launching a start-up life insurance company in the UK. Led efforts to secure contracts with five investment fund managers. Facilitated build out of wholesaling and distribution, including customer relationship management (CRM) system. Lived in London.

2001 - 2004

Chief of Staff to the President of Hartford Life (HLI)

The Hartford

Reported to the President, serving as a strategic advisor on a broad array of company matters. Developed strategic and operating business plans through close interaction with senior executives. Worked with Corporate and Investor Relations on all major news releases, media inquiries, and investment messages. Prepared all of the President’s communications.

1999 - 2000

Sales Director, MBA Rotational Program, Hartford Life Japan

Part of leadership team charged with launching Hartford's start-up life insurance company in Japan. Led build out of distribution, wholesaling, and marketing. Lived in Tokyo.

1998 - 1999

Sales Consultant, MBA Rotational Program, Investment Products Division

Provided sales and marketing support in the tax and qualified planning areas to wholesalers and financial advisors. Answered phone inquiries and made presentations. Worked with advisors on client prospecting.

1997 - 1998

Staff Assistant to the CFO, MBA Rotational Program, Corporate Finance/Strategic Planning

Reported to the CFO. Prepared monthly management letter submitted to The Hartford’s CEO. Prepared presentations to The Hartford's Board of Directors. Prepared quarterly competitive management report.

1994 - 1996

Auditor, Inspector General

United States Department of Defense

Reviewed management controls over expenditures, contract files, and inventory records. Supervised two Junior Auditors. Prepared and presented audit findings to senior military officers and senior management.

1992 - 1994

Manager

Everlast Label Company

Supervised six employees. Provided accounting for a sole proprietorship. Annual sales of $1 million.

Education

Education
1996 - 1997

MBA

1988 - 1992

BBA