Equitable Names Pete Golden Chief Sales and Distribution Officer for Individual Retirement
October 15, 2020
NEW YORK – October 15, 2020 – Equitable, a leading financial services organization and principal franchise of Equitable Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EQH), today named Pete Golden head of national sales and distribution for its Individual Retirement business. Golden will report to Robin M. Raju, head of Individual Retirement.
In his new role, Golden will be responsible for strategically growing the company’s annuity distribution business, including overseeing retail and third-party wholesaler distribution channels and partnering with key stakeholders on the development and implementation of innovative products, processes and technology to improve the experience of partner firms, their financial professionals and clients. Golden will be supported by Equitable’s five divisional sales managers and 80 wholesalers.
“Pete is committed to relentlessly delivering innovative, sustainable retirement strategies for our partners which that enable Americans to grow, protect and enjoy their wealth and secure their financial well-being,” noted Robin M. Raju, head of Individual Retirement at Equitable. “Pete’s more than 20-year track-record helping Equitable deliver effective strategies for clients and his focus on helping our team flourish make him ideally suited to driving the growth of the Individual Retirement business.”
Golden joined the company in 1996 serving in several distribution roles of increasing seniority during his tenure. Most recently, Golden served as a divisional sales manager in Equitable’s Individual Retirement business, where he was responsible for more than 700 third-party relationships. He successfully built and led sales and distribution teams across banks, independent planners, and regional brokers/dealers. Golden has a track record of successfully cultivating relationships with senior management and major distribution partners.
Equitable* is the second largest provider of variable annuities in the U.S.i Its Individual Retirement business accounts for approximately $8 billion in annual revenue and more than 900,000 active variable annuity policies.
Golden will be based in Pittsburgh. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Boston College and Series 7, Series 24, Series 63 registrations.
Equitable, a principal franchise of Equitable Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EQH), has been one of America’s leading financial services providers since 1859. With the mission to help clients secure their financial well-being, Equitable provides advice, protection and retirement strategies to individuals, families and small businesses. Equitable has more than 8,000 employees and Equitable Advisors financial professionals and serves 2.8 million clients across the country. Please visit equitable.com for more information.
* This reference applies exclusively to Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company (Equitable Financial) (NY, NY), which issues variable annuity products.
Equitable is the brand name of the retirement and protection subsidiaries of Equitable Holdings, Inc., including Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company (NY, NY), Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company of America, an AZ stock company with main administrative headquarters in Jersey City, NJ, and Equitable Distributors, LLC. Equitable Advisors is the brand name of Equitable Advisors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC) (Equitable Financial Advisors in MI and TN). The 1859 founding reference applies exclusively to Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company.
iSecure Retirement Institute U.S. Individual Annuities Sales Survey, Q2 2020 Year-to-Date