has realigned its U.S. retail
sales team. The external wholesalers now report to
Laura Palmer, who last week took on the newly
created post of national sales manager, confirmed Pioneer
spokesman Geoff Smith.
Palmer has led the internal sales desk and RIA sales team
and served as chief of staff to U.S. retail sales and marketing chief Joe Kringdon
. She will continue with those responsbilities.
The externals previously reported to Kringdon.
Kringdon, who is also president of Pioneer Funds Distributor, will "assume a more direct role managing the firm's partnerships
with key firms," according to a press release issued by Pioneer
The three SVPs who oversee the Boston firm's relationships
at the home-office level will report directly to Kringdon.
The change will "allow me to focus more on building strong
partnerships with critical firms at the home office level,"
Kringdon said in a press release. "This is an important
growth area for our business, and I want to get more
strategically involved and focused on working with our
wealth management, advisory, investment-only clients, and
our business development teams.
Palmer has worked at Pioneer since 2004.
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