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Wayne Haughey Appointed Chief Information Officer; Eric Brickman Named Chief Solutions Officer

Dec 6, 2019

Walnut Creek, CA—December 6, 2019—Newport, a leading provider of retirement services, announced today that Wayne Haughey has joined the organization as Chief Information Officer, leading the company’s Technology and Digital Innovation team. In addition, Eric Brickman will take on a new role as the company’s Chief Solutions Officer. 

Mr. Haughey has extensive technology experience in the retirement services industry, having led significant projects to tackle issues such as cybersecurity, scalability, and technical debt. He joins Newport from TIAA Financial Services, where he was Head of Retail Product Technology. He has also held roles as Chief Information Officer for TIAA Bank, and Technology and Information Management Executive with Ally Bank. He will be based in Newport’s Charlotte, NC office. 

In his new role as Chief Solutions Officer, Mr. Brickman will lead Newport’s digital experience, as well as the company’s ongoing efforts to innovate its technology. He will do so in close collaboration with Newport’s largest clients and key distribution channels to ensure that the company’s future plans incorporate their needs.

“A key component of Newport’s success has been our technology, everything from internal systems to the websites for plan sponsors and participants,” said Chief Operating Officer Laura Ramanis. “As we look to the future, it is important that we continue to provide strategic leadership and direction for the next phase of our growth.”

About Newport
Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, Newport is a leading independent retirement services provider that helps employers—and the advisors who serve them—prepare employees for a more financially secure retirement. The company has more than $120 billion in retirement assets under administration and more than $265 billion in corporate retirement and insurance assets. Newport maintains investment objectivity, fee transparency and a commitment to flexible, responsive service. Staffed by an exceptional team of more than 1,350 retirement, insurance, and consulting professionals, the company provides retirement solutions tailored to the needs of employers of every size, from small businesses to the Fortune 1000.

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Newport Group, Inc. and its affiliates provide recordkeeping, plan administration, trust and custody, consulting, fiduciary consulting, insurance and brokerage services. Fiduciary consulting services are provided through Newport Group Securities, Inc., an SEC-registered investment adviser and FINRA-registered broker-dealer, and InterServ, LLC, an SEC-registered investment adviser. Newport Group Securities, Inc. and InterServ, LLC are affiliates of Newport Group, Inc. All securities transactions are provided through Newport Group Securities, Inc., in its role as broker-dealer. All fiduciary consulting services are provided through the registered investment adviser. when offering variable insurance products, Newport Group Securities, Inc. acts solely in its capacity as a broker-dealer.
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