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TMCNet:  The Producers Group Hires Executive Vice President of Distribution

[January 16, 2013]

The Producers Group Hires Executive Vice President of Distribution

SAN DIEGO --(Business Wire)--

The Producers Group (TPG) announced today they have hired Michael J. Vietri CLU as Executive Vice President of Distribution. Mike's focus will be on growing distribution with Brokers, Asset Managers, Insurance Agents, and Advisors. In addition, he will help provide the framework for talent acquisition and women's marketing and recruitment. The Producers Group is headquartered in San Diego, with offices located in New York, Chicago, Kansas City and Irvine.

Michael J. Vietri, Executive Vice President of Distribution (Photo: Business Wire)

Michael J. Vietri, Executive Vice President of Distriution (Photo: Business Wire)

"I am excited to have Mike as a part of The Producers Group," says Kent Freundt, Founder and President of The Producers Group. "Mike is a tremendous talent who has vast experience working with producers. We have found in him the kind of leadership that will greatly enhance the value proposition of The Producers Group."

Mike Vietri brings with him more than 25 years of various industry experience, including: accomplishments in mergers & acquisitions, corporate and financial turnarounds, leading change management, and department start-ups. He began his career as a financial services advisor and advanced through various levels of management at MetLife. While Mike was the Executive Vice President at MetLife, he was responsible for all of MetLife and New England Financial's distribution, along with MetLife Resources, which comprised of over 10,000 advisors. In addition, Mike was responsible for financial planning, multicultural marketing, compensation, recognition, and the Enterprise General Agency.

As an Executive Vice President for The PG, Mike's responsibilities are in line with his vast experience with talent acquisition, women's marketing initiatives, multicultural marketing and extended product offerings. Mike is well-known throughout the insurance industry and has been helping top producing advisors to grow their practice and better understand the dynamics of these much needed services. Mike serves on the board of The American College, as well as the board of Trilogy, Inc. Mike left MetLife in January of 2012 and became the president of V Group Consulting where he's worked with a number of distribution and insurance companies. Mike says, "I am excited to join The Producers Group as we capitalize on the increasing opportunity in the distribution and financial services industry."

Established in 1997 and built with over 100 years of combined experience, the leadership of The Producers Group offers one of the most knowledgeable, privately owned brokerage general agencies in the country. We offer high touch concierge service with creative insight that can help you find solutions for your clients in Life Insurance, Annuities, Long Term Care and Disability Insurance.

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