has tapped Jeffrey Hardwick
to oversee broker-dealer distribution of its investment management products. He takes the title of managing director of SAFECO Life & Investments' life and will oversee all broker-dealer distribution of mutual fund products along with insurance, annuities, and retirement plans.
Hardwick was most recently regional director for Jackson National Life's northwest division. Prior to that he was a regional manager and regional marketing director for Jackson National Life's Pacific Northwest Territory, based out of Lansing, Michigan and Los Angeles. He also held sales and marketing leadership positions at G.T. Capital Management in San Francisco, and Putnam Financial Services in Boston. Hardwick was also a retail broker for A.G. Edwards & Sons in Evergreen, Colorado.
"Jeff's extensive and successful background in investments sales is an exciting addition to this critical channel of distribution," said Pat McCormick
, senior vice president of SAFECO Life & Investments. "We know he'll bring great enthusiasm and experience, to help build and strengthen our relationships with financial advisors."
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