Stephen Keating has been hired by ING U.S. Retirement Solutions as head of large corporate market sales for the company's retirement solutions business, confirmed spokeswoman Emily Dawe.
It is a new position. Mr. Keating “will focus exclusively on new plan acquisition,” Ms. Dawe wrote in an e-mail.
“This role was created in response to increased interest from potential clients in ING U.S., following our initial public offering in May 2013,” Ms. Dawe added. “This has resulted in increased sales volume in the large market.”
Mr. Keating, who started work Monday, is based in the company's Braintree, Mass., office and reports to Rick Mason, president of corporate markets for ING U.S. Retirement Solutions.
Mr. Keating had been senior vice president and national sales manager for large, strategic corporate clients at Fidelity Investments, confirmed Michael Shamrell, a spokesman for Fidelity. In an e-mail response to questions, Mr. Shamrell said Jim McAloon, a Fidelity employee, has assumed Mr. Keating's duties. Mr. Shamrell didn't provide details.