The Newport Group, a national provider of retirement and executive
benefit plans, today announced the appointment of Kevin Bachler. A
well-respected figure in the executive benefits industry, Bachler joins
Newport as Vice President in the deferred compensation and executive
"During his career, Kevin has excelled in many roles and amassed an
impressive set of credentials," said Newport Chief Executive Officer
Peter Cahall. "Adding Kevin to our team is another example of how we
support our intermediary partners and clients by continuing to deepen
our professional staff as we rapidly grow our market share."
Cahall said that Bachler will collaborate with Newport senior executives
and intermediary partners on key strategic initiatives in the deferred
compensation and executive benefits marketplace, including client
development opportunities and complex case designs.
Previously, Bachler served as senior vice president, consulting and
sales with MullinTBG, a Prudential Financial company. He joined Mullin
in 1988, and throughout that company's merger with TBG and their
eventual acquisition by Prudential, held positions of increasing
responsibility - including vice president, consulting and actuarial
services and vice president, client services. Prior to Mullin, he held
positions with major firms such as Alexander &am; Alexander and Mercer.
"Having spent over 25 years working in deferred compensation and
executive benefits, I'm very excited to join the nation's premier
provider of these critical services," Bachler said. "Newport's
leadership, resources, and staff are unequalled, which is why they are
known throughout the industry as the undisputed leader in non-qualified
executive benefit plans. I'm pleased to take this next step forward in
my career by becoming part of their team."
Bachler has a long and successful track record in all aspects of
non-qualified executive benefits and funding for long-term corporate
liabilities. He is the author of numerous articles about non-qualified
deferred compensation and other employee benefits, for publications such
as the Journal of Deferred Compensation, Employee Benefits News, and
Bachler earned his bachelor's degree (summa cum laude) in mathematics
and natural science from Shimer College in Waukegan, IL. He is a member
of the Association of Advance Life Underwriters (AALU) and holds FINRA
Series 6 and 63 securities registrations.
About The Newport Group
Founded in 1984, The Newport Group is a leading retirement
services firm - specializing in the creative design and
administration of retirement
and executive benefit plans. Through its innovative and customized
solutions, Newport is uniquely positioned to satisfy the distinct
financial needs of employers and employees, and has done so for hundreds
of the country's largest and best-known companies.
Newport is headquartered in Heathrow (Orlando) FL, with service centers
in Charlotte NC, Dallas TX, Greensboro NC, La Crosse WI, Orlando, FL,
Richmond VA, and St. Petersburg FL. Newport also has offices in Atlanta,
Cincinnati, Denver, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York NY, San Francisco,
and St. Louis MO. For more information, visit www.newportgroup.com.
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