Ascensus Hires Three Regional VPs

Karen Olsen, Jason Timko, and Anna Toy are Ascensus’ newest Regional Vice Presidents for its Florida, New York Metro and Pacific Northwest territories, respectively. 

As RVPs, Olsen, Timko, and Toy will work with financial advisers, third party administrators, and financial institutions, including outsourcing partners and DCIO (defined contribution investment only) wholesalers, to maintain Ascensus’ distribution networks.

The three have been tasked with cultivating and maintaining Ascensus’ relationships throughout their regions; Olsen will cover the state of Florida, Timko will represent the New York Metro region, covering New York and northern New Jersey, and Toy will be based in San Francisco and will cover the Pacific Northwest region, a six-state territory that includes northern California, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Washington and Alaska.

“We’re excited to add three experienced and proven retirement wholesalers who join us with extraordinary levels of technical and sales expertise,” says Stephen Cronin, National Sales Director at Ascensus. “Their broad knowledge of the retirement industry and the individual experiences they bring to Ascensus will make an immediate impact for our company and the clients we serve.”

Prior to joining Ascensus, Olsen was an Associate Account Representative at Mutual of America and a Retirement Services District Manager at Automatic Data Processing. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky and holds FINRA Series 6 and 63 credentials.

Timko joins the company from Paychex Retirement Services where he served as a 401(k) Sales Representative, then later became a Financial Advisor Channel Manager. He earned his bachelor’s degree in financial management with a concentration in investments from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina.

Toy comes to Ascensus from Automatic Data Processing where she was a Retirement Services District Manager. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the San Francisco State University School of Business Administration with a concentration in finance. She also holds the following credentials: Series 7 and 63 registrations, and Accredited Retirement Plan Consultant (ARPC) certification.