BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pioneer Investments today announced two new senior hires to lead U.S. Intermediary Distribution and U.S. Marketing and Product Development.
Mark Spina has been named Executive Vice President and Head of U.S. Intermediary Distribution, effective January 5, 2015. He will lead internal and external wholesaling, business development, and relationship management teams focused on building relationships with leading financial intermediaries, including wealth management firms, independent financial planners, Registered Investment Advisors, and retirement plan platforms. He will be responsible for distributing Pioneer’s investment solutions, including mutual funds, sub-advisor services and closed-end funds. He is a member of the firm’s U.S. Management Committee and reports to Lisa Jones, President and CEO of Pioneer Investment Management USA Inc.
“Mark has extensive experience across all channels and a demonstrated track record of enhancing partnerships with clients,” said Jones. “I am confident that with Mark’s leadership, Pioneer will work closely with our clients to enhance our partnerships across these channels. I am excited to have Mark as a member of our leadership team,” she added.
Spina joins Pioneer from Voya Investment Management, where he served as Head of Intermediary Distribution since 2008. Prior to that role, Spina was Head of Strategic Marketing and Head of Business Development at Voya (formerly ING US Investment Management), where he worked since 2001. Prior to Voya, Spina was Director of Marketing for the SMA unit of Alliance Capital. Spina has more than 20 years of asset management distribution experience as an individual contributor and manager of sales, service, marketing and product teams. He has a B.A. from Bucknell University, an M.B.A. from Fordham University, and holds a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) certification.
Erik D. Gosule
Erik Gosule has been named Senior Vice President and Head of Marketing and Product Development for the U.S. Division, effective December 15, 2014. He is responsible for developing an integrated marketing platform for Pioneer’s investment solutions across all channels, including intermediary and institutional. He will also lead the U.S. Division’s product development efforts. Erik is a member of the firm’s U.S. Management Committee and reports to Lisa Jones.
“Erik’s breadth of investment experience, ranging from product development and management to marketing and consultant relations, makes him well suited to expand our suite of investment solutions and to better communicate the merits of Pioneer’s capabilities to the marketplace, ” she added. “Pioneer has a broad and compelling global investment platform. While many of our clients are well aware of our capabilities in both traditional and alternative strategies, we are seeking to enhance investors’ awareness of our robust equity, fixed income and multi-asset investment solutions,” said Jones. “Erik will be instrumental in developing a fully integrated marketing and product development platform aligning our investment capabilities with client expectations and needs,” Jones added.
Before joining Pioneer Investments, Gosule was Head of Client and Product Solutions at PanAgora Asset Management, where he was responsible for overseeing strategic and tactical marketing initiatives including product development, and for communicating PanAgora’s investment capabilities through a variety and distribution channels around the world. Prior to joining PanAgora, Gosule worked at the D.E. Shaw Group, where he was a member of their Institutional Asset Management team focused on systematic equity strategies. Prior to joining D. E. Shaw, Gosule held investment oriented roles at Putnam Investments and Fidelity Investments, where he participated in several business development initiatives. He has a B.S. from Western New England College and is a CFA charterholder.
About Pioneer Investments
Founded in 1928, Pioneer Investments is a leading global asset manager with a history of providing innovative investment products to investors worldwide. The firm offers a diverse range of products and services across traditional and non-traditional asset classes for a wide range of clients, including institutional investors, wealth management firms, financial advisors, and private investors.
Pioneer Investments is the trade name for Pioneer Global Asset Management S.p.A. (PGAM) and its subsidiaries, a global investment firm with offices in 28 countries and approximately $248 billion in assets under management as of November 30, 2014, of which approximately $72 billion was managed in the U.S.
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