ING U.S. Hires Rich Linton as President of Individual Retirement Markets
ING’s U.S. Retirement business announced today that is has hired Rich Linton as president of Individual Markets, the company’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 will be 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. He will also oversee ING’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. 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 reports to Maliz Beams, Chief Executive Officer of ING U.S. Retirement. His appointment was effective June 19, 2012.
“Rich has extensive senior leadership experience across sales, product marketing, client service, technology and operations functions, along with a strong background in 401(k), IRA and investment-only products,” noted Beams. “I am delighted to have someone with Rich’s broad functional experience and business management abilities joining our team and helping our customers on their journey to and through retirement.”
“I am thrilled to be joining an organization that has a strong commitment to helping individuals plan for a secure retirement,” said Linton. “I look forward to expanding the relationships ING has built with the millions of plan customers it serves who are changing jobs or approaching retirement, as well as establishing relationships with many new retail customers looking for support with their planning and saving needs.”
Linton received a B.A. in economics and mathematics from Boston University. He will work from ING’s Windsor, Conn. and Braintree, Mass. offices.
About ING U.S.
ING U.S. constitutes the U.S.-based retirement, insurance and investment management operations of Dutch-based ING Groep N.V. (NYSE: ING). In the U.S., the ING family of companies offers a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients, including life insurance, retirement plans, mutual funds, managed accounts, alternative investments, institutional investment management, annuities, employee benefits and financial planning. ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves approximately 13 million customers across the nation. For more information, visit http://ing.us.