NEWARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) today announced that Kevin Myers, senior managing director and head of the Strategic Solutions Group (SSG), has decided to retire in July. Sylvia Pozezanac, previously global head of consultant relations for SSG, has been named his successor, effective immediately. Myers will work with Pozezanac through the transition period over the next six months.
Myers joined Prudential in 1990 to create a dedicated sales and marketing function in the Prudential Realty Group, which shortly thereafter become Prudential Real Estate Investors. Myers’ team also assumed responsibility for the distribution of institutional products for Prudential Mortgage Capital Company and Prudential Capital Group, and later for Prudential’s private equity products. In 1999, Myers was asked to lead the sales and marketing function for Prudential Global Asset Management. In 2003, Myers assumed responsibility for sales and marketing of Prudential Fixed Income. At the same time, he initiated the Key Account Program across Prudential Investment Management. When the U.S. Businesses organization was formed in 2008, Myers was asked to head SSG, a team of senior relationship managers and analysts who manage Prudential’s Key Account Program. He has also played a key role in new product development and distribution strategies.
“Kevin has had a significant impact on Prudential’s institutional businesses over his 25 years with the company and he is broadly admired for the way in which he has cultivated change and growth,” said Stephen Pelletier, executive vice president and chief operating officer, U.S. Businesses. “I am grateful for all that he has done over his years of distinguished service.”
Pozezanac, who will report to Pelletier in her new role, joined Prudential in October 2013. Prior to that, she spent 26 years at Towers Watson focusing on financial risk assessment and management, as well as on the design, implementation, funding and accounting of retirement programs, both in retirement income and retiree medical. Pozezanac had worked in all three of Towers Watson's U.S. divisions as well as in Canada and the U.K., where she had held a variety of leadership and consulting roles, including leading Retirement Risk Solutions, Towers Perrin's global risk management business for retirement programs and jointly leading the sales and marketing functions for the North American Retirement Practice.
She is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and an enrolled actuary under ERISA.
“As a direct report of Kevin’s, Sylvia has been a significant contributor to the Strategic Solutions Group since joining the firm,” Pelletier said. “Her experience at Prudential, coupled with her deep industry knowledge, positions her to lead the team to much continued success in the future.”
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