RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) announced today that Chris A. Giovanni has been named senior vice president and head of Investor Relations. He will report to Randal J. Freitag, executive vice president and chief financial officer. Giovanni will assume the role from current senior vice president and head of Investor Relations, James Sjoreen, who announced earlier this year that he will retire at the end of 2014.
In his new role, Giovanni will develop and maintain Lincoln’s investor relations strategy, as well as manage communications and interactions with shareholders, analysts and the broader financial community.
“Chris is a seasoned finance professional, and he has distinguished himself through his successful track record covering the insurance industry as an analyst,” said Freitag. “We are confident that his experience and expertise will further enhance our relations with the investment community.”
Giovanni joins Lincoln Financial from Goldman Sachs & Company, where he has worked since 2006. He started at Goldman Sachs as a business analyst, before being promoted in 2008 to the role of associate. Giovanni most recently served as vice president, a position he assumed in 2011, and he was the lead life insurance analyst within Global Investment Research – a coverage group of 17 companies with market capitalizations ranging from $3 billion to $62 billion.
“We are very excited that Chris is joining Lincoln Financial,” added Freitag. “He has demonstrated his keen understanding of business drivers through his analyst work, and we will benefit immediately from his insight.”
Before joining Goldman Sachs, Giovanni was with Citizens Bank, where he worked as a credit analyst. He began his career as a property and casualty underwriting liaison with All Risks, Ltd. Giovanni graduated from Loyola University’s Sellinger School of Business & Management with a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance. He holds FINRA Series 7, 63, 86 and 87 registrations.
About Lincoln Financial Group
Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses.
Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $216 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2014. Learn more at: www.lincolnfinancial.com.