20 April 2017News

Atlantic Financial appoints new head of sales for life unit

Bermuda-based Global Atlantic Financial Group has hired Sam Barnett as head of sales for the company’s life insurance business.

Barnett, who has more than 20 years of life insurance experience, will be responsible for creating and executing the company’s life insurance sales strategy.

“Sam is the ideal person to lead our life sales growth,” said David Wilken, president of traditional life at Global Atlantic. “His insight and experience are a great fit to lead the talented sales team we have in place and drive our continued growth.”

Barnett was previously national sales manager of brokerage distribution for Lincoln Financial, creating and executing a strategic business plan for sales growth. His team generated over $1 billion in sales, including more than $300 million of life insurance target premium.

He assumed the national sales manager position after playing an integral role in the merger of Lincoln and Jefferson Pilot. In that capacity he ensured a successful integration of all facets of life sales. His prior successes include service as a divisional sales manager, senior regional account manager and life insurance agent.

“I’m excited to have this great opportunity at a growing company,” said Barnett. “I’m looking forward to playing an integral role in Global Atlantic’s continued success.”

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