Transamerica appoints head of annuity distribution strategy: staff moves


What do you want to know

  • The new leader of Transamerica is a veteran of Prudential.
  • Zipari has chosen a marketing director.
  • Principal has hired a compliance officer and an investor relations officer.

Transamerica has hired Jonathan Cressman as vice president and general manager of annuity wholesale distribution in the company’s individual solutions division.

The company is a Baltimore-based subsidiary of Aegon.

Cressman was previously National Sales Manager for Independent Brokerage and Bank/Wirehouse Channels at Prudential.

Cressman holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale.


Zipari — a New York-based health insurance customer experience platform company — has promoted Matt Case to chief marketing officer.

Case was the company’s vice president of marketing.

Earlier in his career, he worked in sales and marketing at Kaiser Permanente, AIG, Anthem, Welltok and other companies.


Principal Financial Group has hired Noreen Fierro as senior vice president, chief compliance officer, and it has hired Humphrey Lee as vice president and head of investor relations.

Fierro succeeds Betsy Happe, who is retiring.

Fierro left Guardian Life for the Des Moines, Iowa-based insurer, where she was chief ethics and compliance officer. She has also worked for Prudential Financial, Deloitte, UBS and two law firms.


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