MassMutual Beefs Up West Coast Sales Presence

MassMutual has tapped Joel Almeida to undertake a new sales role focused on Southern California and Hawaii.
Almeida assumed the new sales and business development post on Monday.

Almeida will partner with managing director, Francesca Messano, to provide additional support to third-party distribution relationships and MassMutual career agents, according to a MassMutual news release. He reports to Tanya Jones, Western divisional sales manager, MassMutual Retirement Services Division.

Almeida brings more than 19 years of financial services experience to his new role, according to MassMutual. He was most recently employed by Principal Financial Group as director of business development.

Prior to that, he served as managing director for FMC Financial Group, a MassMutual affiliate.