August 02, 2012
--- Towers Watson hired Doug Vander Linde to serve as director of solutions and business development, Americas. ---
Vander Linde will focus on business development initiatives
throughout the Americas and will collaborate with Towers Watson’s
investment team in Europe, the Middle East and Africa on developing new
investment solutions for clients and prospects. He will be based in
Towers Watson’s Chicago office.
Vander Linde brings 25 years of experience in business growth,
marketing and product development in investments for defined benefit
(DB) and defined contribution (DC) retirement plans.
“We are very pleased to have someone with Doug’s extensive
experience, proven track record and strong business development skills
join our investment team,” said Christopher DeMeo, Towers Watson’s head
of investment, Americas. “His addition comes at a time when plan
sponsors are facing a variety of retirement plan investment challenges
and underscores our ongoing commitment to providing clients with
innovative solutions. We look forward to his many contributions in the
Before joining Towers Watson, Vander Linde was head of business
development for Mercer, where he was responsible for revenue generation
and investment solutions for all institutional retirement markets.
While at Mercer, he also had roles as business leader for retirement
solutions and Midwest director of investment consulting. He has also
held the positions of institutional sales manager for Northern Trust
Global Investments and senior vice president at Putnam Investments.
Vander Linde earned his bachelor’s in business/economics from
Calvin College and his master’s in business administration in finance
from Keller Graduate School of Management.