Mutual of Omaha Adds Sales Staff, Wants More

Mutual of Omaha Retirement Services named four new regional sales managers to grow business with retirement plan advisers and their defined contribution (DC) clients.

Thomas Engelhard joins the firm as a regional sales manager for Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and eastern Iowa markets. Before joining Mutual of Omaha, he served as a regional director for Pentegra and AUL. Engelhard was also a regional sales director with The Hartford for more than two decades and holds an M.B.A. from Loyola University in Chicago.

Kieran Behm joins Mutual of Omaha as a regional sales manager for northeastern and eastern Pennsylvania (except Philadelphia), as well as the firm’s northern New Jersey market. Prior to joining the firm, Behm served as vice president of qualified retirement plans at Univest. Before that, he worked as a regional 401(k) sales director and wholesaler with Lincoln Financial Distributors.

Andy Dalka joins the firm’s southern Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi markets. Dalka joined Mutual of Omaha in 2011 as an internal wholesaler. Prior to that, he was a financial adviser in the banking industry. Dalka is a graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Josh Burnett joins Mutual of Omaha as regional sales director for the firm’s Nebraska, Western Iowa and South Dakota markets. Burnet joined Mutual in 2008. Before assuming his current position, he served as national wholesaler for Mutual of Omaha Retirement Services, where he was responsible for managing open territories and supporting other regional sales managers. Burnett earned both master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska.

In addition, the firm says Diane Kolvek’s existing role as a regional sales director for western territories has been expanded to cover opportunities in the Omaha, Nebraska, area.

Mutual of Omaha says its retirement services division is also looking to fill four additional wholesaler opportunities in Colorado, Florida, northern Texas and the Kansas/Missouri area.

John Corrieri, vice president of 401(k) at Mutual of Omaha, says the changes are meant to continue the firm’s effort to position itself as a top service provider for small and mid-sized clients.

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