May 18, 2011 11:31 ET

Ryan Johnson to Head Strategic Business Development at se2

Seasoned Professional Has Broad Experience in Financial Services, Technology

TOPEKA, KS--(Marketwire - May 18, 2011) - Ryan Johnson, who has deep experience at multiple levels of the financial services industry, has joined se2 as vice president, strategic business development. se2 is a provider of insurance industry business technology and processing solutions.

Johnson will be responsible for establishing and sustaining se2's Tier One accounts, which has become a rapidly growing segment of the company's customer base because of the wide appeal of the company's tailored, end-to-end insurance company technology solutions. He will report directly to Eric Rea, se2 President.

"Ryan has worked in both the asset management and the insurance industry, and brings a broad range of experience in developing operational and distribution strategies across many financial services segments," said Rea. "He understands the dynamics of the insurance industry, the business of our customers and how technology investments need to make an impact across an entire enterprise."

For nearly two decades, he has managed a wide variety of business functions including: institutional investment accounting platform applications; sales and marketing functions for a mutual fund firm; founded and managed a fund distribution and advisory company; coordinated sales and marketing operations and managed broker-dealer relationships for a major life insurer; and directed marketing and sales for a 130-branch Broker-Dealer.

"se2 is at the forefront of delivering business process excellence to the insurance industry. The opportunity to help companies provide better service, significantly lower costs, and bring better products to market faster is truly exciting," Johnson said. "The insurance industry is changing. Gone are the days of slow decision making and poor execution. New competitors are emerging and capital is now only allocated to clear winners. se2 has the tools to help companies transform and ultimately to outperform their competitors by providing comprehensive end to end technology and service solutions. In many ways our challenge is simple: find client partners that see their future as clearly as we see ours and then make sure they achieve it... because that means we will have achieved ours."

Johnson has a bachelor's degree in economics from Whitman College, with additional studies at the Securities Industries Institute, as well as strategic management and financial strategies at Columbia University and the University of Chicago, respectively.

About se2
se2 provides business technology and processing solutions for the financial services and retirement planning sector. se2 offers service end-to-end for life and annuity processing with an award-winning state-of-the-art technology platform and an astute understanding of regulatory compliance issues unique and specific to the financial services industry. se2's life and annuity acumen, coupled with its dedicated processing capabilities, places it in the forefront of the business processing outsourcing (BPO) industry. The se2 technology platform has been recognized as an industry-leading innovation by the Computerworld Honors Program and the CIO 100 Awards. se2 is powered by Security Benefit Corporation. For more information, visit

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