Ascensus Appoints Two Business Development Leaders

Retirement and college savings plan services provider Ascensus has appointed two new vice presidents to lead national sales and key account management efforts.

Anthony Bologna has been promoted to the role of vice president and national sales director. In the position, Bologna takes on responsibility for a team of 14 regional specialists working exclusively with financial professionals in the distribution of retirement plan solutions. He has nearly 20 years of retirement plan experience and has worked with financial professionals in a variety of roles within Ascensus—most recently as a Chicago-based retirement specialist.

Bologna earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting from Philadelphia University and holds the designation of Accredited Retirement Plan Consultant (ARPC) from The Society of Professional Administrators and Recordkeepers (SPARK).

Ascensus also announced that Ted Samsel has been appointed vice president, key accounts and strategic partners. In this role, Samsel will be responsible for developing and expanding broker/dealer relationships and leveraging the firm’s strategic partner team to build deeper relationships with financial professionals.

Samsel held marketing, leadership, and administrative positions prior to joining Ascensus. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in organizational management from Concordia University and is a frequent speaker on retirement industry topics, such as advanced contribution allocations, trends in the 401(k) marketplace, and Form 5500 education for plan sponsors and advisers.

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