Mr. Kennedy serves as senior vice president of sales and chief marketing officer for the Retirement Solutions Division. He is responsible for the division’s sales and marketing organizations with oversight for sales execution and analytics, strategic partner and asset manager relationships, structured settlements, marketing communication and strategy, and expansion into the registered investment advisor market.

Prior to joining Pacific Life in April 2020, Mr. Kennedy was managing director and head of Individual Retirement at AXA Equitable Holdings, where he was responsible for defining and implementing product design and pricing, business strategy, and distribution of the individual retirement product line into multiple channels. He was also a member of the company’s operating committee.

Previously, he was managing director and head of business development and 401(k) for Equitable Distributors. He also served as chief distribution officer for AXA Global Distributors (AGD) in Paris, launching the organization and establishing its presence in European and Asian markets. Mr. Kennedy has held senior positions with Deutsche Bank Scudder, First Trust Portfolios and The Hartford.