Lincoln Financial Adds to Government Sales Staff

Lincoln Financial Group’s retirement plan services business made two additions to its institutional retirement distribution team focused on the government plans market.

Mark Seidenburg has been named business development director of Lincoln Financial Group’s government-focused institutional retirement distribution team, while Christopher Neece joined the firm as a sales director.

Seidenburg reports to Jason Key, head of business development for institutional retirement distribution, and is responsible for working with regional registered investment advisers (RIAs) and consulting firms active in the government sector. Neece reports to Michael Hall, national sales director for institutional retirement distribution, and is focused on government market sales in the Midwest.

The wider retirement distribution team focuses on delivering Lincoln’s full-service retirement plan offerings for corporate and nonprofit/tax-exempt plan sponsors. The firm says these additions align with Lincoln’s growth objectives in the government market and commitment to supporting this segment.

Before joining Lincoln, Seidenburg held multiple sales and advisory positions in financial services firms including Merrill Lynch, State Farm Insurance, Wells Fargo, and ADP Retirement Services, among others. He received a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration and a master’s degree in finance and marketing from LaSalle University. He holds series 6, 7, 63 and 66 FINRA registrations and is a chartered retirement planning counselor (CRPC) and accredited retirement plan consultant (ARPC).

Neece brings more than 14 years of public sector sales experience to Lincoln. Before joining Lincoln, he covered a 17-state territory as a regional director of institutional sales for ICMA-RC, with a focus on the public sector. Neece also spent a number of years at Nationwide Retirement Solutions, where he focused on product sales for institutional clients in multiple state territories, as well as product expansion. Neece received his bachelor’s of science degree in personal financial management and financial planning from Ohio State University, and his master’s of business administration in finance from Franklin University. He holds series 7, 63 and 66 FINRA registrations.