15:31 PM

Nationwide Retirement Solutions Names Ed Malone new Defined Contribution Product Specialist

Ed Malone

Nationwide announced that Ed Malone has been named Defined Contribution Product Specialist where he’ll support the company’s in-plan annuities suite. He’ll report to John Chavez, associate vice president of Institution Relationship Management.

Malone was recently in a sales training and support role at Nationwide, where he equipped Nationwide Retirement Solutions’ sales teams to effectively support Nationwide’s new in-plan guarantee suite in the marketplace, beginning with the launch of Nationwide Indexed Principal Protection (NW-IPP) last December.

“Nationwide Indexed Principal Protection is the first of many offerings in our in-plan annuity suite providing plan participants with protection and market participation,” said Chavez. “Adding a sales role that specializes in in-plan guarantees will help us educate plan sponsors and consultants and drive participant adoption as we continue to introduce additional solutions in this space to the market.”

Prior to his previous position, Malone was the National Sales Director of Nationwide Employee Benefits. He has also served as Nationwide’s Government Sector Program Director in Northern California, where he was part of the team that brought Fresno, Sacramento and Santa Clara Counties to Nationwide.

Malone has a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Ohio State University, holds FINRA Series 6, 26, 63 and 65 securities licenses and is Ohio life and health insurance licensed.