PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Standard announced the hiring of Mike Shamon as stable value sales director. He is responsible for growth through new investment-only stable value sales in the Eastern region and is based in the greater Boston, Massachusetts, area.
Shamon has almost 30 years of experience in the retirement plans and benefits industry. He held previous roles as relationship manager at J.P. Morgan Asset Management and national 401(k) sales desk manager at Putnam Investments and Empower Retirement.
Shamon holds a Master of Business Administration and Management from Nichols College. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Shamon holds FINRA Series 6, 7 and 63 licenses.
“Growth in our stable value team of consultants is exciting, as it allows us to further our reach in the marketplace as we support advisors and their clients nationwide,” said Scott Kaplan, assistant vice president for Institutional Products at The Standard. “Mike has a deep understanding of the stable value marketplace and long-term experience managing institutional relationships.”
“Mike’s consulting expertise and commitment to service will significantly benefit our advisor partners and mutual clients,” added Joe Bruns, stable value sales senior director.
About The Standard
The Standard is a family of businesses dedicated to helping our customers achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. In business since 1906, we are a leading provider of financial products and services for groups and individuals. Our products include group and individual disability insurance, group life, dental and vision insurance, voluntary (employee-paid) benefits, absence management services, and retirement plans and annuities for employers and individuals. For more information about The Standard, visit www.standard.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
The Standard is the marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries. StanCorp Equities, Inc., member FINRA, wholesales a group annuity contract issued by Standard Insurance Company and a mutual fund trust platform for retirement plans. Standard Retirement Services, Inc., provides financial recordkeeping and plan administrative services. Investment advisory services are provided by StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., a registered investment advisor. StanCorp Equities, Inc., Standard Insurance Company, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., and StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., are subsidiaries of StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and all are Oregon corporations.