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In this role, Bedard is responsible for product, financial management and the operating performance of the fixed annuity business. He will also serve as a member of the Retirement Solutions executive team, collaborating on overall business strategy and direction.
Bedard brings a broad range of annuity and financial expertise to ING U.S. He has more than 25 years of experience in financial leadership positions at insurance and financial services organizations. Most recently, Bedard was executive vice president of Global Annuities for The Hartford Financial Services Group after serving as the chief financial officer of that firm's wealth management business. Previously, he was senior vice president and chief financial officer for the
Bedard, who will be based in
"We're delighted to have Dave join our team in this new role, which closely aligns the annuity business to
"I'm excited to join an organization that is such a strong leader and advocate in the retirement industry," said Bedard. "As the landscape continues to evolve, there is a significant need for working Americans to plan and save for their financial futures. This includes building and integrating an effective strategy to replace their income throughout their retirement years."
Bedard, who is a certified public accountant, earned a B.S. in business administration from