Mercer Investments Adds Consulting Staff

Employee benefits and financial services consulting firm Mercer added four new hires to its senior defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) consulting teams.

New hires include the following:

  • Jean-Daniel Cȏté, most recently of ACT Actuaries in Montreal, has rejoined Mercer’s Canadian consulting team, with a primary focus on DC consulting relationships. Cȏté has more than 25 years of experience in pension consulting, DC administration and retirement investing. He is a former partner at Morneau Sobeco and served as president of Performa Financial Group, part of Standard Life. He is an associate of the Society of Actuaries and holds an M.B.A. from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University and a B.A. degree in mathematics, statistics and actuarial science from the University of Montreal.
  • Rich Dabrowski, most recently of Strategic Investment Solutions, has also rejoined Mercer and will focus on corporate DB and DC consulting. Dabrowski has 26 years of consulting and investment management experience. He began his career at Mercer Investment Consulting and held a number of senior leadership roles including Midwest practice head and director of manager research. He received an M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago and a B.S. in economics and finance from Elmhurst College. Dabrowski is a chartered financial analyst (CFA).
  • Peter Grant, previously with Towers Watson, will work primarily with corporate DB and DC plans and hospital investment pools and other institutional clients. Grant has more than 20 years of experience in investment consulting, first with Aon Hewitt and most recently at Towers Watson. He received an M.B.A. from Columbia University and graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. degree in applied economics and business management. He is also a CFA.
  • Mike Paolucci, previously with Segal RogersCasey, takes on responsible for corporate DB and DC relationship management, and he will also advise health care clients. Paolucci has more than 15 years of experience in investment consulting, most recently as a client relationship manager at Segal RogersCasey, where he advised corporate pension plan sponsors and endowments and foundations. Previously, Paolucci was with R.V. Kuhns & Associates. He received an M.B.A. in finance and a B.B.A. in finance and economics from Cleveland State University.

Rich Nuzum, head of Mercer Investments in North America, says Mercer hopes the new hires will build additional delivery capacity ahead of projected growth in demand for benefits-related investment consulting and fiduciary management services.