Global Atlantic Names Co-President: Personnel Moves

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What You Need to Know

  • Manu Sareen has a background in investment banking.
  • The new ACLI state relations regional vice president was a policy director in Vermont.
  • OneAmerica has four new vice presidents.

Global Atlantic Financial Group has picked Manu Sareen to serve as the company’s co-president, alongside Rob Arena.

Sareen has been the company’s president for institutional markets, and he will continue to oversee the institutional markets business, the company says.

Sareen started out as an analyst at Wasserstein Perella. He later was a managing director at Goldman Sachs. While there, he advised banks and life insurers. He moved from Goldman Sachs to Global Atlantic when Global Atlantic came to life.

He has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell and a master’s degree in management from MIT.


The American Council of Life Insurers has hired Jill Rickard to be a regional vice president for state relations.

She previously was director of policy at the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation.

Earlier in her career, she was an associate at two law firms. She also has been the owner of Peanut & Mouse, a children’s shop in Waitsfield, Vt.

She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a law degree from Columbia.

She’s a member of the board of the Vermont Housing Finance Agency.


OneAmerica has four new vice presidents.

The Indianapolis-based company has hired David Junker to be individual life and financial services vice president. He previously was vice president of the insurance sales consulting group at Ameriprise.

OneAmerica also has promoted:

Chris Coudret to vice president for career and independent brokerage, from vice president for workplace solutions and retirement services.

Kristin Dorm to vice president for agency growth and development, from from national director of recruiting and agent development.

Jeff Levin to vice president for care solutions distribution, from a divisional vice president at the care solutions business.


CNO Financial Group has hired Richard Shaffer to be senior vice president for small market sales and worksite insurance operations.

He previously was a senior vice president at Unum’s Colonial Life unit.

He also has been the owner of a wine importer.

Shaffer has a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University and a master’s degree from East Carolina University.

Delta Dental of Tennessee

Delta Dental of Tennessee has promoted Jeff Ballard to executive vice president.

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