Symetra’s Registered Investments Sales Team Expands

BELLEVUE, Wash.—Symetra Life Insurance Company today announced the expansion of its registered investments sales team with three new east coast-based external wholesalers.

These seasoned sales consultants will represent Symetra True Variable AnnuitySM with fee-only registered investment advisers and fee-based broker-dealer advisersfrom Maine to Pennsylvania:

David Cohen joins Symetra from Sentinel Investments where he was senior vice president, Investment Strategy Group, responsible for sales support to the registered investment adviser channel nationwide.He previously held sales positions with J.P. Morgan Fleming Asset Management, State Street Research and Hartford Life Distributors. He graduated from Ithaca College with a bachelor’s degree and holds FINRA Series 7 and 65 licenses. Based in Philadelphia, Cohen is Symetra’s senior investment specialist for Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Andrew Olig most recently was regional marketing director at Hartford Mutual Funds, where he distinguished himself as a leading wholesaler and served on the Hartford Mutual Funds Advisory Board. Prior to his eight years at The Hartford, Olig worked at Putnam Investments as an internal wholesaler and regional sales associate. He received a bachelor’s degree from Central College in Iowa and holds FINRA Series 6, 7 and 63 licenses. Based in Boston, Olig is Symetra’s senior investment specialist for the New England area.

Ken Terranova brings to Symetra extensive investment product sales experience from his work at Prudential, State Street Global Advisors and most recently at Tocqueville Asset Management. At Tocqueville, he served as director of Intermediary Sales and worked closely with registered investment advisers, wirehouses, retirement platform providers and key account partners. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Rutgers University and holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses. He also has the following certifications: CIMA®, AIF®, CMFC® and AAMS®. Based in northern New Jersey, Terranova is Symetra’s senior investment specialist for the Greater New York market.

“We are assembling a veteran team of sales professionals who understand the advisory marketplace and how our True VA solution can help advisers create a guaranteed lifetime income stream for their clients,” said Dan Guilbert, executive vice president of Symetra’s Retirement Division. “With the additions of David, Andrew and Ken, we look forward to securing more selling agreements and ramping up our sales efforts.”

For more information about Symetra True Variable Annuity, visit For advisers interested in a selling agreement, call 1-855-TRUEVAS (1-855-878-3827).

About Symetra
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 advisers. For more information, visit  

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Securities are distributed by Symetra Securities, Inc. (SSI). Symetra True Variable Annuity is a flexible premium deferred variable annuity issued by Symetra Life Insurance Company (SLIC). Contract form number is ICC12_RC1, and Wealth Transfer Benefit rider form number is ICC12_RE1 in most states and is not available in all U.S. states or any U.S. territory. SSI and SLIC are affiliates and are both located at 777 108th Avenue NE, Suite 1200, Bellevue, WA 98004-5135.

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