ProEquities Inc., the broker-dealer controlled by Japan’s Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co., named Christopher Flint as president and chief executive officer amid a push for growth.
Flint, 44, joins from Lincoln National Corp., where he worked since 2006 and most recently was president of its securities unit and head of acquisition strategies, Birmingham, Alabama-based Protective Life Corp. said Tuesday in a statement.
ProEquities is a subsidiary of Protective, which was acquired by Dai-ichi this year for more than $5 billion. Protective CEO John D. Johns said when the transaction was announced that it could accelerate his hunt for deals.
“Chris has distinguished himself across the independent broker-dealer community through his ability to build meaningful relationships, his thoughtful approach to innovation and strategy, and his impressive track record,” Matt Riebel, Protective’s senior vice president of distribution companies, said in the statement.
ProEquities was founded in 1985 and has more than 1,000 registered representatives and investment advisers in the U.S., according to the statement. Flint received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and master’s degrees from Creighton University.
Tom Eusebio and Stafford Moser will serve as interim heads of Lincoln Financial Securities, Michael Arcaro, a spokesman for the company, said in an e-mail.