Pioneer Appoints New Head of U.S. Retail Distribution

Joseph Kringdon has been named executive vice president and head of U.S. retail distribution at Pioneer Investments.

Kringdon, reporting to Daniel Kingsbury, president and CEO of Pioneer Investment Management USA Inc., will be responsible for managing Pioneer’s U.S. sales team, including key distributor relationships with financial advisers and broker/dealers.

He comes to Pioneer Investments from Putnam Investments, where he had been since 1999. He was a managing director and most recently regional director of sales in the East. Before that he served as national broker channel director.

“Joe brings proven results and leadership to the Pioneer sales team,’ said Kingsbury. “He is a well respected manager, and his many years of experience as a branch manager, sales manager and financial adviser give him valuable insights into the needs of our sales partners.’