BELLEVUE, Wash. — Symetra Life Insurance Company today announced the appointment of Curt Olson as vice president and head of Relationship Management for Registered Investments.
In this new role, Olson will build and manage the distributor network for Symetra’s planned variable annuity (VA) offering. His responsibilities include negotiating selling agreements, developing joint business objectives and providing day-to-day management for key distributor accounts. He reports to Kevin Knull, senior vice president of Registered Investments at Symetra.
Olson most recently served as senior vice president and national relationship manager at Sun Life Financial Distributors, Inc., where he led a team responsible for VA sales across multiple channels. He previously held sales and product management positions at MFS Investment Management, Dain Rauscher Incorporated and Kemper Financial Services.
“Curt has a deep understanding of the VA marketplace and the distributors we’re targeting for Symetra’s planned low-cost variable annuity product — specifically registered investment advisors (RIAs) and broker-dealers,” said Knull. “We’re very pleased to welcome Curt to our growing team.”
Olson is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana and the Executive Training Program at Harvard Business School. He holds Series 6, 7, 26 and 63 licenses. He will be based in Symetra’s new office in Waltham, Mass., near Boston.
Symetra Life Insurance Company is a subsidiary of Symetra Financial Corporation (NYSE: SYA), a diversified financial services company based in Bellevue, Wash. In business since 1957, Symetra provides employee benefits, annuities and life insurance through a national network of benefit consultants, financial institutions, and independent agents and advisors. For more information, visit www.symetra.com.