SOURCE: Security Benefit

Security Benefit

March 01, 2011 12:25 ET

Kevin Hart Joins Security Benefit as Head of Distribution

TOPEKA, KS--(Marketwire - March 1, 2011) - Security Benefit today announced that Kevin Hart, a highly regarded veteran in the financial services sector, has joined the company as Head of its Retail Retirement Division's National Distribution Group.

Hart, who has more than 25 years experience in the financial services sector and has led several successful distribution companies during the years, will join the Senior Management Team of the Retail Retirement business line and report directly to the Retail Retirement President Doug Wolff.

"Kevin possesses those special, motivational qualities that make a successful sales team even stronger," said Wolff. "His prestigious resume brings a proven track record in sales and management in the financial services industry. We are delighted he's joined our team and look forward to his contributions."

"Kevin Hart is another example of bringing tremendous outside talent into Security Benefit at the right time," said Mike Kiley, Senior Managing Director with Guggenheim Partners, and Security Benefit Corporation Board Member. "I've known and respected Kevin for years and I am sure he will help achieve our ambitious growth goals for Security Benefit. We have been able to bring aboard some incredible talent to join an already exceptional management team at Security Benefit including Hart, Al Dal Porto and Jim Mullery to name a few." 

Hart has extensive experiences in the financial services industry, including wholesaling annuities and mutual funds, as well as leading sales and distribution initiatives for American Skandia, Sun America and Sun Life of Canada. He also has served as Chief Executive Officer and President for AIG's broker/dealer network. This broad and diverse background is expected to serve Security Benefit well as the company builds on an established and successful business model.

"I believe great companies embrace and respect the role of selling from top to bottom," said Hart. "Security Benefit has a reputation for providing unparalleled service. That reputation, combined with our financial strength and commitment for growth from the Guggenheim Partners-led investment group, positions the company for success. This is truly a perfect opportunity to join a remarkable company poised for making a difference in the retirement planning marketplace. I look forward to being a part of this exceptional company."

A Penn State graduate, Hart and his wife, Peggy, have five children and reside in California. They are looking forward to spending more time in the Midwest and eventually relocating back to the area.

About Security Benefit
Security Benefit fosters strong partnerships to provide insightful and customized retirement solutions for employers and individual investors nationwide. Through a broad advisor network and its nationally recognized money managers, Security Benefit provides mutual funds, annuities, exchange traded funds, broad retirement plans and programs. As an industry leader in service technology, Security Benefit affiliates also offer business processing and broker/dealer solutions tailored to the financial services marketplace. For more information about us, visit

Fixed and variable annuities are issued by Security Benefit Life Insurance Company (SBL), Topeka, Kansas. SBL does not transact business in the state of New York. In New York, annuities are issued by First Security Benefit Life Insurance and Annuity Company of New York (FSBL), Rye Brook, NY. Services are offered through Security Distributors, Inc. (SDI). SDI is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SBL. SBL and FSBL are subsidiaries of Security Benefit Corporation (Security Benefit).


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