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Mr. Wes Thompson

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Local Address: Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts, United States
Sun Life Financial Inc.
150 King St. West
Toronto, Ontario M5H 1J9
Canada

Company Description: Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF Inc.) is an international financial services organization. The Company offers a range of life and health insurance products and...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Hartford Hospital
  • Active Board Member
    Wadsworth Atheneum-Amistad Foundation
  • Active Board Member
    Boys
  • Active Board Member
    Girls Club of Greater Hartford

Education

  • bachelor's degree
    Brown University
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Web References
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Wes Thompson, Sun Life Financial
National Staff
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Wes Thompson, Sun Life Financial Wes Thompson is President, Sun Life Financial U.S., responsible for the Company's U.S. insurance operations which include a leading employee group insurance business, an expanding voluntary benefits business, and large in force blocks of individual life insurance. The company's Bermuda operations, which market to high net worth individuals internationally, also report to Mr. Thompson. Wes joined Sun Life in 2008 and has been instrumental in renewing the strategic direction of SLF U.S. He has a strong track record of building insurance organizations and is focused on growth for the Company in the group and voluntary benefits markets and delivering value across all business lines for customers and shareholders. He has championed key initiatives focused on growing the business and positioning it for further success, including a re-focused product strategy, enhanced distribution and brand, and alignment of operations. In the decade prior to joining Sun Life, Wes held leadership roles at Lincoln Financial Group. He created the company's centralized wholesale distribution organization, before becoming President of Employer Markets and then President of the Retirement Solutions division. Mr. Thompson received a bachelor's degree from Brown University. He is also a board member of the Hartford Hospital and the Wadsworth Atheneum-Amistad Foundation.
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Wes Thompson
President, Sun Life Financial U.S.
Wes Thompson is President, Sun Life Financial U.S., responsible for the Company's U.S. insurance operations which include a leading employee group insurance business, an expanding voluntary benefits business, and large in force blocks of individual life insurance and annuities. The company's Bermuda operations which market to high net worth individuals internationally, also report to Wes.
Wes joined Sun Life in 2008 and has been instrumental in renewing the strategic direction of SLF U.S. He has a strong track record of building insurance organizations and is focused on growth for the Company in the group and voluntary benefits markets and delivering value across all business lines for customers and shareholders. He has championed key initiatives focused on growing the business and positioning it for further success, including a re-focused product strategy, enhanced distribution and brand, and alignment of operations.
In the decade prior to joining Sun Life, Wes held leadership roles at Lincoln Financial Group. He created the company's centralized wholesale distribution organization, before becoming President of Employer Markets and then President of the Retirement Solutions division.
Wes started his career at Aetna in 1979 in the Executive Management program. He rose through a series of appointments and then joined CIGNA in 1994, where he built an independent brokerage distribution capability for its individual insurance division. He played an active role in the integration efforts as Lincoln Financial Group acquired CIGNA's individual life insurance business in 1998, as well as in Lincoln's acquisition of Aetna's individual life insurance business in 1999.
Wes received a bachelor's degree from Brown University. He is an active board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Hartford and the Wadsworth Atheneum-Amistad Foundation. Wes has also been actively involved in youth soccer programs for the past 25 years.
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Wes Thompson
Leadership Team
www.lincolnretirement.com, 18 Nov 2011 [cached]
Westley V. 'Wes' Thompson President & Chief Executive Officer Lincoln Financial Distributors
Hartford Hospital Leadership Profiles - Hartford Hospital, Connecticut
www.hartfordhospital.com, 17 Mar 2014 [cached]
Westley V. Thompson Westley V. Thompson has been President of Sun Life Financial U.S. since 2008. Prior to this position, he served as President of Retirement Solutions at Lincoln Financial Group, which he joined in 1998 through the company's acquisition of CIGNA Individual Insurance. In 2000, Mr. Thompson formed and built Lincoln Financial Distributors, the wholesaling distribution organization of Lincoln Financial Group. He was named president of the Employer Markets segment of Lincoln Financial Group in 2006. He began his career in 1979 at Aetna, where he held positions of increasing responsibility until joining CIGNA in 1994. He is a board member of LIMRA International, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Hartford and the Wadsworth Antheneum-Amistad Foundation. He received his bachelor's degree from Brown University.
Lincoln Financial Group Creates Employer Markets Division
ww2.prweb.com, 1 Jan 2006 [cached]
As president of Lincoln Employer Markets, Westley V. Thompson brings more than 20 years experience in the financial services industry.Prior to taking the reins at Lincoln Employer Markets, he served as president and CEO of Lincoln Financial Distributors, Inc., the wholesaling distribution organization of Lincoln Financial Group.Thompson, who is well-known as a pioneer in recognizing the importance of centralized, customer-focused wholesaling forces, has placed this same emphasis on building a strong Distribution Channel within the Lincoln Employer Markets Defined Contribution, Executive Benefits and Group Protection business segments.
"In the wake of the newly passed Pension Reform legislation and the ever-changing needs in the market, Lincoln Employer Markets is committed to providing integrated benefit solutions to employers and helping America's employees successfully prepare for retirement," said Thompson.
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"We are extremely proud to have Don and Len leading our Distribution teams," said Thompson.
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