July 16, 2012
--- Chris Somers joined Lincoln Financial Distributors
(LFD) as a regional sales director for the Institutional Retirement Solutions
will be responsible for selling the firm’s Retirement Plan Services’open-architecture
solution through financial representatives in the Northern California and Pacific
Northwest regions. He reports to Michael Hall, national sales director of
Lincoln’s IRSD team, and will be based in San Francisco.
has more than two decades of sales experience in
financial services. Before joining LFD, he was a vice president, external adviser
consultant and retirement specialist with PIMCO Investments. He has served in
other retirement sales capacities with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and
Fidelity Investments, Retirement Services Company. He also served in many sales
leadership roles with Ernst & Young LLP.
graduated cum laude from St. Mary’s College of California in Moraga with a
master’s of business administration degree in international business. He also
graduated cum laude from Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York, where he was
awarded a bachelor’s degree in communications and Russian. He holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 26, 63 and 66 licenses.
focus of IRSD is Lincoln’s full-service retirement plan services offerings for
corporate and nonprofit and tax-exempt plan sponsors.