President, Individual Markets
ING U.S. Retirement
Focus: Broker-Dealer/ING Financial Partners, Financial Advisors, Financial Planning, IRA/Roth IRA
Rich Linton is president of Individual Markets, ING U.S.'s growing retail business that provides personal retirement, investment and income guidance and product solutions to pre-retirees, retirees and the rollover markets. As head of ING U.S. Retirement’s Individual Markets, Linton is responsible for all aspects of the business, including ING Financial Partners (IFP), a closely aligned and branded broker/dealer with over 2,500 independent registered representatives. Linton also oversees ING U.S.’s retail investor channel, a team responsible for providing phone-based guidance and support to new and existing ING customers looking for help with their retirement savings and income needs, including IRA rollovers.
Linton brings a broad range of retirement industry leadership and expertise to ING U.S. For the past two years, he was head of Business Retirement Solutions for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, delivering retirement product solutions to small businesses through Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Advisor Alliance, SEP/Simple, and Investment Only platforms. Prior to that, he was executive vice president of the advisor retirement group at Fidelity, where he held a variety of senior positions over the course of 20 years.
Linton received a B.A. in economics and mathematics from Boston University.
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