ING Financial Partners Designates New President

ING Financial Partners (IFP), a registered broker/dealer and one of ING U.S.’s component companies, named Thomas Halloran as the firm’s president, effective November 18.

Halloran’s duties will include setting client service and sales strategies within IFP’s suite of financial planning and asset accumulation, protection and distribution solutions. He will be based in ING U.S.’s Braintree, Massachusetts, office and report to Rich Linton, president of individual markets for ING U.S. Retirement Solutions.

Current president Karl Lindberg will move within the firm to take on a new role developing the IFP advisory practice’s infrastructure and service models. Lindberg will also manage service delivery within several retirement readiness initiatives considered a priority by the company.

Halloran previously worked as managing director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he developed advisory solutions for the mass affluent customer segment.  Before that he moved through a number of positions at Putnam Investments.

Halloran holds a bachelor’s in business administration from Worcester State College in Worcester, Massachusetts. He also holds a master’s of business administration from Boston University, along with FINRA Series 6, 7, 24, 26, 51, 63 and 65 licenses.