The Standard Hires Brian Armstrong as Retirement Plan Consultant

The Standard announced the hiring of Brian Armstrong as retirement plan consultant for its East Sales Region. He is based in The Standard’s Tampa, Florida, retirement plans sales and service office.

Armstrong has 20 years of experience in the financial services and insurance industry, specializing in retirement plans. Prior to joining The Standard, he worked as a regional sales consultant for United Retirement Plan Consultants. He has held positions with other retirement industry leaders that included regional vice president, retirement plans regional sales manager and sales director. He has also worked as a financial advisor.

“Brian comes to us with deep experience in retirement plan consulting and sales. He has spent years helping financial advisors build their retirement plan practices and has worked as an advisor himself,” said Mark Bransford, director of The Standard’s East Sales Region. “He’ll bring expertise, collaboration and insights to our advisor partners and their plan sponsor clients.”

Brian graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration. He holds FINRA Series 7, 66 and 63 licenses.

About The Standard

The Standard is a leading provider of financial products and services, including group and individual disability insurance, group life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, group dental and vision insurance, absence management services, retirement plans products and services and individual annuities. For more information about The Standard, visit

The Standard is the marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries. StanCorp Equities, Inc., member FINRA, wholesales a group annuity contract issued by Standard Insurance Company and a mutual fund trust platform for retirement plans. Third-party administrative services are provided by Standard Retirement Services, Inc. Investment advisory services are provided by StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., a registered investment advisor. StanCorp Equities, Inc., Standard Insurance Company, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., and StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., are subsidiaries of StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and all are Oregon corporations.


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