Mike Reis Joins Ameritas as VP of Retirement Plans
LINCOLN, NE, October 12, 2016 -- JoAnn Martin, Ameritas president and chief executive officer, announces the recent election of Michael Reis as vice president - retirement plans sales for Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. and Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. of New York.
Reis is responsible for overseeing the sales and relationship management team acquired in the recent Ameritas acquisition of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian) 401k plan business. This includes the regional sales vice presidents, national accounts, client relationship manager team and sales desk.
Reis brings a wealth of experience to the position and has held leadership roles with various financial service companies. Most recently, he was vice president of 401k sales for Guardian over the eastern half of the United States, including the metro New York territory. Prior to that, Reis was vice president and head of national sales for ADP, responsible for the financial advisor and RIA channels. He also held numerous sales and management positions within Merrill Lynch.
"We're excited to see Mike move into this important role managing the sales team in support of our new commercial marketing agreement with Guardian and Park Avenue Securities," said Bret Benham, Ameritas senior vice president - retirement plans. "His leadership and passion are evident. Combined with a high-performing team of sales professionals, we believe this appointment will allow Ameritas to greatly expand our footprint in the retirement plan market place."
Ameritas -- founded in 1887, Ameritas Life and its affiliated companies -- offers a wide range of insurance and financial products and services to individuals, families and businesses. These products and services include life insurance; annuities; individual disability income insurance; group dental, vision and hearing care insurance; retirement plans; investments; mutual funds; asset management and public finance. Securities offered through affiliate Ameritas Investment Corp., member FINRA/SIPC. For more information, visit ameritas.com.
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