Guardian Appoints Two Vice Presidents to Retirement Solutions

The Guardian Insurance & Annuity Company Inc. announced Matthew Butler and Christopher Pic have been named second vice presidents in the retirement solutions division.

In his new role as second vice president, head of business growth initiatives, Butler will oversee relationship management for national 401(k) clients and third-party administrator services (TPA), and lead 401(k) growth strategies. He joins Guardian with more than 25 years of retirement industry experience. Most recently he served as vice president of product planning and continuous improvement at Automatic Data Processing (ADP). He holds a bachelor’s degree in management studies from Montclair State University. Butler, based in New York City, reports to Douglas Dubitsky, vice president of product development.

Pic, second vice president, head of 401(k) client services and operations, is responsible for leading the teams in his division. He has experience in the defined contribution industry and joins Guardian from Ascensus, where he was vice president and head of strategic programs. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an EMBA from Drexel University. Pic reports to Gordon Bailey, chief financial officer and head of operations .He is based in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

“Matt and Chris bring an impressive industry background to Guardian with extensive experience in the qualified plan industry,” Dubitsky says. “These appointments are the latest new hires to advance our position as the go-to provider in the small plan 401(k) marketplace.”