BOSTON, Dec. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JHRPS) hired Scott Schaerer as vice president for Total Retirement Solutions, in the Pacific Northwest territory. In this role, he will work closely with mid and large market advisor/consultants with retirement plan opportunities greater than $20M and partner with the regional vice president in the JHRPS core market who also serve this part of the country.
Schaerer will be based in Portland, OR, and cover Northern California including the Bay Area, Northern Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. The appointment is effective immediately and Schaerer will report to Jim Brockelman, National Sales Manager, Total Retirement Solutions.
"With more than 20 years of industry experience as an advisor and distributor, Scott brings an ideal background to his new role," said Brockelman. "Scott has a naturally consultative selling style, developed through extensive experience in committee presentations. We couldn't be more pleased to have him on our team."
Most recently, Schaerer was a regional director with a large retirement plan provider where he worked with more than 250 advisory firms in the northwest. Prior to that, he was the practice leader for another firm that provided advisory services to more than 100 plan sponsors representing $850M in assets. Scott has also worked for a national retirement plan consultancy where he built a successful advisory practice in Oregon and Washington. Schaerer has a Bachelor of Science from the School of Business at the University of Oregon and holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 Securities licenses.
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