Guardian Retirement Adds Wholesalers

Drew Fairley, Louis Sammartino and Steven Yoggerst joined The Guardian Insurance & Annuity Company Inc. as regional vice presidents for the company’s 401(k) national sales team.   

Fairley brings 24 years of financial services expertise to Guardian, most recently as the senior retirement sales representative for Principal Financial Group. He will focus on 401(k) and retirement planning for Guardian in Mississippi, Louisiana and northern Florida. Fairley holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Mississippi.

With more than 20 years of retirement plan industry experience, Sammartino will be responsible for developing a wide range of qualified plans through nonproprietary channels in New York and New Jersey. Previously, he held regional sales positions at Securian Financial Group and ING. Sammartino holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and business administration from St. Peter’s University.

Yoggerst has worked in various regional wholesaler positions with Guardian since 2005 and will now be responsible for retirement plan sales in Illinois, Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Yoggerst holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Woodbury University.