JPMAM RPS Names Gearin as COO

J.P. Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has selected James Gearin as Chief Operating Officer of its Retirement Plan Services (RPS) business.   

Gearin will be based in Overland Park, Kansas, and will report to David Musto, CEO of J.P. Morgan RPS (see “Musto Named JPMAM Retirement CEO“). He will be responsible for the overall strategic direction and execution of J.P. Morgan RPS business operations, including oversight of operations and technology programs and initiatives, project management, and business management.   

“With more than 25 years of experience working across many facets of the retirement and financial services industry, Jim brings an exceptional track record and skill set that will enhance our business,” said Musto.   

Gearin joins JPMAM from the consulting group Knowledgent, where he most recently led its Retirement practice.  Between 1983 and 2008, he worked in the Retirement and Benefits Outsourcing business at Fidelity Investments where he led financial operations, client services, integrated product development, and business development strategy.