Harrington to Lead Expansion of Hancock Retirement Planning Platform

John Hancock Financial Network (JHFN) has launched an effort to expand growth through its retirement planning platform and has hired industry veteran Bruce Harrington to lead the effort.

In his role as head of retirement sales and investment strategy, Harrington will work to expand JHFN’s presence in the retirement plan marketplace and develop a strategy for capturing rollover business. He also will be responsible for reviewing JHFN’s product platform and creating tools that help representatives navigate guidelines related to the retirement field.    

Harrington will be based in Boston and report to Christopher Maryanopolis, president, Signator Investors, Inc, JHFN’s broker/dealer. 

Most recently, Harrington served as senior vice president in LPL Financial’s Retirement Solutions Division, responsible for developing product and marketing offerings (see “Harrington Exits LPL“). Prior to that, he served as managing director for Cogent Research.   

Harrington also previously was vice president and director of product development and marketing for MFS Investment Management and vice president of retirement products marketing for Putnam Investments.