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Kieran Brady Joins Newport as Chief Financial Officer

Feb 03, 2020

Walnut Creek, CA—February 03, 2020—Newport, a leading provider of retirement plan services, announced today that Kieran Brady has joined the organization as Chief Financial Officer, leading the company’s finance team. Mr. Brady will be based in the company’s Walnut Creek, California headquarters. 

“Kieran has extensive experience in the financial services industry, and has helped companies with operational management, strategic planning, mergers and acquisition oversight, and more,” said Newport Chief Executive Officer Greg Tschider. “His expertise will be a tremendous asset to Newport.”  

Mr. Brady joins Newport from Earnest, Inc. (now Navient) where he served as chief financial officer. In that role, Mr. Brady collaborated with the company’s leadership team on its strategic business plans, directed all accounting, budgeting and finance activities, and oversaw the development of accounting systems, controls and metrics. He has held leadership roles with a number of well-respected institutions, including Barclays Capital.

Mr. Brady earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia. 

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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