SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MassMutual's Retirement Services Division is pleased to announce the addition of Christopher Stout as sales director to support its growing presence in the Southeast region. Mr. Stout, who joined the firm on August 1, reports to Shefali Desai, emerging market sales manager for MassMutual's Retirement Services Division.
In his new role, Mr. Stout is responsible for business development and sales support of MassMutual's third-party and dedicated distribution channels focusing on retirement plans in the small-plan market. Mr. Stout is based in Canton, Ga. and is partnering with MassMutual's managing director, Jeffrey Keller, covering Ga. and Ala.
Prior to joining MassMutual, Mr. Stout served nearly three years as regional vice president of retirement plan sales with Guardian Insurance Company of America and holds his BA in Business Administration from Stockton State College.
"The Southeast territory continues to grow aggressively and MassMutual is committed to supporting our distribution network in this area with knowledgeable, service-oriented individuals like Chris," says Desai. "With MassMutual, retirement plans in the small-plan market have the opportunity to leverage services that many other providers don't offer. Chris's expertise will be a great asset to retirement plan advisors and third-party administrators striving to serve plan sponsors and participants in this market," adds Desai.
For more information about MassMutual Retirement Services, please contact your retirement plan advisor or call MassMutual at 1-866-444-2601.
MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) [of which Retirement Services is a division] and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. MassMutual is headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts and its major affiliates include: Babson Capital Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; The First Mercantile Trust Company; MassMutual International LLC; MML Investors Services, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC; OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB.
Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyholders. The company has a long history of financial strength and strong performance, and although dividends are not guaranteed, MassMutual has paid dividends to eligible participating policyholders every year since the 1860s. With whole life insurance as its foundation, MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities. In addition, the company's strong and growing network of financial professionals helps clients make good financial decisions for the long-term.
MassMutual's Retirement Services Division has been serving retirement plans for 65 years. It offers a full range of products and services for corporate, union, nonprofit and governmental employers' defined benefit, defined contribution and nonqualified deferred compensation plans. It serves approximately 1.6 million participants.
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