Exec from The Hartford Named Voya Unit CFO

Michael A. Bell was named chief financial officer of Voya Investment Management, the asset management business of Voya Financial Inc.


Bell will lead the finance team, including financial reporting, planning and analysis, for Voya Investment Management; he also will be a part of Voya Financial’s senior finance leadership team

Bell has more than 20 years of experience across public accounting and financial services. He most recently served, since 2012, as chief financial officer for Hartford Investment Management Company (HIMCO), part of The Hartford, where he led the financial organization that supports The Hartford’s general account and institutional client investments. Previously, Bell served as CFO for The Hartford’s institutional solutions group. He also was HIMCO’s chief accounting officer from 2005 to 2008 and before that, director of investment accounting policy, reporting and taxation. Prior to joining The Hartford in 2002, Bell spent 10 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP and previously was at Arthur Andersen & Co.

Bell will report to Ewout L. Steenbergen, executive vice president and CFO of Voya Financial. He also will work closely with Jeffrey T. Becker, CEO of Voya Investment Management and become a member of Becker’s management committee.

Bell succeeds Daniel Wilcox, who will be retiring at the end of 2014 after more than 30 years with Voya and the firm’s legacy companies.

Bell holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Rhode Island and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Connecticut. He is a certified public accountant and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.