Industry Veteran Joins the Company from Vanguard to Lead a Products and Solutions Team Focused on Growing Healthcare and Government Markets
09 February 2017

RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) announced today that Vincent Garzarella has joined the Retirement Plan Services (RPS) business as vice president of Tax-Exempt Markets. He reports directly to Ralph Ferraro, senior vice president and head of product for RPS. In this role, Garzarella will develop and execute a strategy focused on growing the business in tax-exempt markets.

“Vince’s industry experience will be invaluable as we focus on delivering our high-touch model to more plan sponsors in the government and healthcare markets,” said Ferraro. “He will also be responsible for diversifying our product portfolio, ensuring we have the right solutions in place to meet the needs of plan sponsors and continue to drive positive outcomes for participants.”

Prior to joining Lincoln Financial, Garzarella spent 18 years at Vanguard, where he served in a variety of roles with increasing responsibility, including his most recent position as the Department Head of 403(b)(7) and 401(k) Client Administration.

Garzarella graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and earned a Masters of Business Administration from Saint Joseph’s University.

About Retirement Plan Services

For more than 60 years, Lincoln Financial Group’s Retirement Plan Services (RPS) business has been helping savers boost their retirement readiness through employer-sponsored plans. Our distribution force of more than 400 professionals, including institutional and wholesale distribution channels and advisor-based sales teams, work to provide plan sponsors with retirement plans that not only meet the unique needs of their plan participants but also align with sponsors’ total rewards strategies and help recruit and retain top talent. RPS Retirement Consultants, available onsite, online and by phone, develop long-term one-on-one relationships with savers to help motivate them to take actions that lead to better retirement outcomes. RPS offers personalized services, solutions and education to help plan participants get to and through retirement. The business serves approximately 1.4 million participants through 22,000 plan sponsors with $58 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2016.

About Lincoln Financial Group

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower people 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 $229 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2016. Learn more at: Find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. To sign up for email alerts, please visit our Newsroom at



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