Last updated: 08:31 / Friday, 9 January 2015
Mark Spina and Erik Gosule

Pioneer Investments Announces New Leadership for U.S. Intermediary Distribution and Marketing

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Pioneer Investments Announces New Leadership for U.S. Intermediary Distribution and Marketing
  • Mark Spina has been named Executive Vice President and Head of U.S. Intermediary Distribution, who will report to Lisa Jones, President and CEO of Pioneer Investment Management USA Inc.
  • Erik Gosule has been named Senior Vice President and Head of Marketing and Product Development for the U.S. Division

Pioneer Investments has announced two new senior hires to lead U.S. Intermediary Distribution and U.S. Marketing and Product Development.

Mark Spina has been named Executive Vice President and Head of U.S. Intermediary Distribution, effective January 5, 2015. He will lead internal and external wholesaling, business development, and relationship management teams focused on building relationships with leading financial intermediaries. He will be responsible for distributing Pioneer’s investment solutions, including mutual funds, sub-advisor services and closed-end funds. He is a member of the firm’s U.S. Management Committee and reports to Lisa Jones, President and CEO of Pioneer Investment Management USA Inc.

“Mark has extensive experience across all channels and a demonstrated track record of enhancing partnerships with clients,” said Jones. “I am confident that with Mark’s leadership, Pioneer will work closely with our clients to enhance our partnerships across these channels. I am excited to have Mark as a member of our leadership team,” she added.

Spina joins Pioneer from Voya Investment Management, where he served as Head of Intermediary Distribution since 2008. Prior to that role, Spina was Head of Strategic Marketing and Head of Business Development at Voya (formerly ING US Investment Management), where he worked since 2001.

Erik Gosule has been named Senior Vice President and Head of Marketing and Product Development for the U.S. Division, effective December 15, 2014. He is responsible for developing an integrated marketing platform for Pioneer’s investment solutions across all channels, including intermediary and institutional. He will also lead the U.S. Division’s product development efforts. Erik is a member of the firm’s U.S. Management Committee and reports to Lisa Jones.

“Erik’s breadth of investment experience, ranging from product development and management to marketing and consultant relations, makes him well suited to expand our suite of investment solutions and to better communicate the merits of Pioneer’s capabilities to the marketplace, ” she added. “Pioneer has a broad and compelling global investment platform. While many of our clients are well aware of our capabilities in both traditional and alternative strategies, we are seeking to enhance investors’ awareness of our robust equity, fixed income and multi-asset investment solutions,” said Jones. “Erik will be instrumental in developing a fully integrated marketing and product development platform aligning our investment capabilities with client expectations and needs,” Jones added.

Before joining Pioneer Investments, Gosule was Head of Client and Product Solutions at PanAgora Asset Management, where he was responsible for overseeing strategic and tactical marketing initiatives including product development, and for communicating PanAgora’s investment capabilities through a variety and distribution channels around the world.

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