Investment Management

Sales, Relationship Management and Consultant Relations Team

Brian Baskir, FIA Brian Baskir, FIA Managing Director and Head of Global Consultant Relations (212) 309-6481
Eileen Madden, CFA Eileen Madden, CFA Senior Vice President and Head of Client Service and Relationship Management (860) 275-4640
Ken Sarafa Ken Sarafa Senior Vice President, Head of U.S. Institutional Client Advisory (248) 554-4802
John Simone, CFA John Simone, CFA Managing Director, Head of Insurance Solutions (212) 309-8413

Client Services

Eileen Madden, CFA Senior Vice President and Head of Client Service and Relationship Management (860) 275-4640
Christine Charno Assistant Vice President, Client Service Manager (212) 309-1744
Marylou Marino Vice President, Client Service Manager and Team Leader (860) 275-4642
Jacob Counter Assistant Vice President, Client Service Manager (860) 275-4644
Sally Louro Vice President, Client Service Reporting and Business Support (860) 275-4644
Paul Irvine Vice President, Client Service Manager (860) 275-2114
Rosa Martone Client Service Manager and Business Support (860) 275-4607
Jessica Ouellette Client Service Manager (860) 275-4622
Roxanne Punwasi Assistant Vice President, Client Service Manager (212) 309-6487

Consultant Relations

Michael Beckerman Senior Vice President, Consultant Relations (212) 309-5986
Brant Grimes, CFA, CAIA Senior Vice President, Consultant Relations (415) 542-6524
Conor Sullivan Senior Vice President, Consultant Relations (312) 674-4808

International Sales

Kathy Martens, CAIA Senior Vice President, Institutional Client Advisor (212) 309-8480
Linda Demiraj Associate Institutional Client Advisor (212) 309-8902

RFPs

Colleen F. Dunne Head of RFP (212) 309-6446

U.S. Sales

Ken Sarafa Senior Vice President, Head of U.S. Institutional Client Advisory (248) 554-4802
Michael Alvarez, CFA Vice President, Client Advisor, Insurance Solutions Group (212) 309-6409
Russell Greig Vice President, Institutional Client Advisor (212) 309-5903
Kevin D. Kuhner, CFA Senior Vice President, Institutional Client Advisor (949) 375-4521
John Simone, CFA Managing Director, Head of Insurance Solutions (212) 309-8413
Sandy Sinor Senior Vice President, Institutional Client Advisor (212) 309-6549
Jennifer Wu, CFA Senior Vice President, Institutional Client Advisor (212) 309-6435

Biographies

Brian Baskir, FIA Brian Baskir, FIA Managing Director and Head of Global Consultant Relations Total Years of Experience: 27
Brian Baskir is the head of global consultant relations at Voya Investment Management, responsible for U.S. and global consultant relations efforts as well as the RFP team, and serves on the institutional distribution management team. Prior to joining the firm, he was with Invesco as managing director, where he served as head of U.S. consultant relations. Previously, he worked for Old Mutual Group in a variety of positions including senior vice president of consultant relations. Brian received a bachelor of business science from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and is a fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.
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Eileen Madden, CFA Eileen Madden, CFA Senior Vice President and Head of Client Service and Relationship Management Total Years of Experience: 27
Eileen Madden is head of client service and relationship management at Voya Investment Management, responsible for leading the team covering institutional client servicing, implementation, day-to-day administration and communication for all clients. The group is also primarily responsible for client and portfolio reporting as well as supporting all sales, relationship management, and product development efforts of the institutional business. Eileen also serves as relationship manager for certain strategic relationships of the firm and oversees trust and broker-dealer related activities for clients. Previously, she was manager of consultant relations, supporting and maintaining relationships with institutional investment consultants. Eileen began her career at the firm as a pension plan analyst. She received a BA in economics from Providence College and an MBA in finance from the University of Connecticut. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and FINRA Series 7 and 24 licenses.
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Ken Sarafa Ken Sarafa Senior Vice President, Head of U.S. Institutional Client Advisory Total Years of Experience: 26
Ken Sarafa is head of U.S. institutional client advisory for Voya Investment Management. He is also directly responsible for institutional distribution in the central United States, focusing on the corporate and foundation/endowment markets. Prior to joining the firm, he was director of institutional investment services with Munder Capital. Previously, Ken worked as a consultant, both at Mercer as the managing principal and head of their Detroit office, and with Hewitt in their Chicago and Detroit offices. Ken began his career working for Ford Motor Company. Ken received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and a BBA from the University of Michigan. He holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 24 and 63 licenses.
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John Simone, CFA John Simone, CFA Managing Director, Head of Insurance Solutions Total Years of Experience: 21
John Simone is head of insurance solutions for Voya Investment Management and is responsible for delivering broad investment management and advisory services to insurance companies. Before joining the firm, John was a senior member of a dedicated team of professionals at J.P. Morgan Asset Management responsible for working with C-level insurance executives to deliver the firm’s suite of investment management products. Prior to this, John served as national sales manager for J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s mid institutional group from April 2005 to December 2007. He also has held leadership roles at Lyra Capital LLC and Wachovia Corporation and is currently an advisory board member for Rutgers University. John holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation as well as Series 3, 7, 63 and 24 licenses from FINRA. He earned an MBA from Fordham University as well as a bachelor’s degree in economics from Rutgers University.
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