Steve Scanlon is Head of Individual Retirement at Equitable and a member of Equitable’s Operating Committee. In this role, he is responsible for driving strategy of the Individual Retirement business across distribution, product, inforce portfolio, M&A, capital, and strategic relationships.

Prior to his current position, Steve was Head of Group Retirement at Equitable, responsible for strategy, implementation and financial results for the defined contribution business, supporting the education, government and corporate markets. His key accomplishments include pioneering new ways to reach and support educators amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, enhancing Equitable Financial’s portfolio and forging innovative partnerships.

Prior to joining Equitable, Steve was the co-founder of GuardVest, a fintech startup. He also held several leadership roles with AllianceBernstein, serving as Managing Director of Bernstein Global Wealth Management, Head of Global Sales AB Defined Contribution, and Senior Vice President and Head of AB Insurance Subadvisory Services after starting his career at Wood Logan.

Steve graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia and currently resides in Kansas City, MO with his three children.