Subject Matter Experts

Prudential business leaders available for interviews for journalists seeking industry-specific information.

Market Commentary   

Quincy Krosby, Chief Market Strategist at Prudential Financial, Inc.

Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist for Prudential Financial, can provide perspective on the financial markets and the economy. She can tackle issues ranging from consumer confidence to the impact of geopolitical events on the economy. Want to talk to Quincy? Contact Lisa Bennett or Dara Scerbo.


Business Ethics and Compliance
 
Lee Augsburger, senior vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer, can discuss Prudential's ethical standards, its commitment to doing business the right way and how the company's culture of integrity and trust landed it on Ethisphere Institute's list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. Want to talk to Lee? Contact Laura Burke.

Commercial Mortgages
 
David Durning David Durning, CEO of PGIM Real Estate Finance, can speak to global real estate finance trends and opportunities in the commercial real estate debt markets.  Want to talk to David? Contact Brendan Duffy.
 
Marcia Diaz Marcia Diaz, head of originations at PGIM Real Estate Finance, can discuss commercial mortgage loans covering all major capital sources and property types. She can also provide insight into the changes in the commercial real estate arena and the impact those changes have on the lending landscape. Want to talk to Marcia? Contact Brendan Duffy.
   

 Corporate Social Responsibility
Lata Reddy, Senior Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion & Impact for Prudential Financial, Inc. and Chair and President for The Prudential Foundation, can discuss the importance of corporate social responsibility and how Prudential's shared value approach integrates CSR with business strategy. Reddy oversees the company's efforts to harness capital markets to drive social and financial mobility and sustainable growth. Follow her on Twitter @LataReddy. Want to talk to Lata? Contact Caitrin O'Sullivan.
   
Photo: Shane Harris Shané Harris, vice president of Corporate Giving and executive director of The Prudential Foundation, can talk about foundation program strategy and the management of an effective corporate giving program. Want to talk to Shané? Contact Caitrin O'Sullivan.
 
 
Photo: Spring Lacy Spring Lacy, vice president of Corporate & Community Engagement, can discuss strategic leadership and oversight in the execution of domestic and global employee and corporate engagement activities. Want to talk to Spring? Contact Caitrin O'Sullivan.
 
Ommeed Sathe Ommeed Sathe, vice president, Impact Investments, can talk about how entrepreneurs around the world are developing market-based solutions to some of the most challenging social and environmental problems. Want to talk to Ommeed? Contact Caitrin O'Sullivan.
 

Diversity/Inclusion  




 

Beth Canning, manager of Supplier Diversity in Prudential's Corporate Purchasing Department, is a strong advocate for inclusion of diverse suppliers within the supply chain. She can discuss the management of corporate supplier diversity initiatives to ensure meaningful opportunities for diverse suppliers to compete for business. Want to talk to Beth? Contact Alicia Alston.


Economic Trends/Asset Allocation

 
Ed Keon, managing director and portfolio manager at QMA, can discuss asset allocation strategies and how the right mix of assets in a portfolio can lead to healthy returns. He can also tackle questions on global markets across asset classes and global economic trends. Want to talk to Ed? Contact Judi Flynn.
 
Ed Campbell, a portfolio manager at QMA, can tell you how asset allocation strategies fit into investors’ portfolios. He can also speak about global macroeconomic conditions and how they affect different investment classes, such as stocks, bonds or real estate. Want to talk to Ed? Contact Judi Flynn.
 
Steve Brundage, managing director and product specialist at QMA, can offer commentary around the best ways to diversify a portfolio and what goes into developing asset allocation products. He can discuss different asset allocation strategies and how they best fit into a portfolio. Want to talk to Steve? Contact Judi Flynn.
 
Jeremy Stempien, vice president and product specialist at QMA, can address target date fund questions and trends. He can tackle topics such as asset allocation, fund strategy and the growth of the target date fund marketplace. Want to talk to Jeremy? Contact Judi Flynn.
 
Rodolfo Martell, managing director and portfolio manager and strategist at QMA, can discuss investing trends in international markets. He can tell you how one country’s policy decisions and markets, such as China’s, can have an impact on the global markets. Want to talk to Rodolfo?  Contact Judi Flynn.



 Fixed Income

Mike Lillard, chief investment officer and head of PGIM Fixed Income, can speak to trends and opportunities within the global economy, with special attention to public fixed income investing. He can discuss Prudential Fixed Income’s general investment strategies and positions. Want to talk to Mike? Contact Claire Currie.
 
Arvind Rajan  Arvind Rajan, head of Global and Macro for PGIM Fixed Income, can discuss emerging markets, global interest rates and the macroeconomic environment on the whole. He can also address the need to integrate research directly into the investment process. Want to talk to Arvind? Contact Claire Currie.
 
 
Mike Collins Robert Tipp, chief investment strategist and head of global bonds for PGIM Fixed Income, can tackle a range of topics including the U.S. economy, Fed policy and global interest rates. He can discuss strategies around U.S. Treasuries and TIPs. Want to talk to Robert about the implications of the Fed’s policy changes? Contact Claire Currie.
 
 
Jurgen Odenius  Jürgen Odenius, chief economist and head of global macroeconomic research at PGIM Fixed Income, can address the divergence of economic policies across the globe. He can discuss the global macroeconomic outlook and how investors can generate alpha through investing in rates, FX and sovereign credit markets. Want to talk to Jürgen? Contact Claire Currie.
 
Mike Collins
 
Mike Collins, a senior investment officer with PGIM Fixed Income responsible for multi-sector fixed income strategies including core plus and absolute return, can discuss broad market commentary, especially focused on credit markets. Want to talk to Mike? Contact Claire Currie.
 
 
Greg Peters Greg Peters, a senior investment officer with PGIM Fixed Income responsible for multi-sector fixed income strategies including core, long government/credit, core plus, and absolute return, can speak to broad market themes and opportunities, in addition to trends seen by his team at Prudential Fixed Income. Want to talk to Greg? Contact Claire Currie.
 
Steve Kellner  Steve Kellner, head of credit portfolio management at PGIM Fixed Income, with oversight of all credit portfolio management and trading, as well as managing the strategies for U.S., European and global investment grade corporate bonds, can address the current environment for corporate bonds and what to expect in the sector moving forward. Want to talk to Steve? Contact Claire Currie.
 
David Bessey  David Bessey, head of PGIM Fixed Income’s Emerging Markets Debt Team, can tackle topics around strategies for investing in emerging markets sovereign and corporate debt, as well as emerging markets FX. Want to talk to David? Contact Claire Currie.
 
Cathy Hepworth  Cathy Hepworth, strategist and senior portfolio manager responsible for PGIM Fixed Income’s emerging markets team, can discuss themes and opportunities in emerging markets and offer commentary on the risks associated with investing in these markets. Want to talk to Cathy? Contact Claire Currie.
Rob Cignarella Rob Cignarella, co-head of PGIM Fixed Income's Global Leveraged Finance Team, can discuss the U.S. and European high-yield bond markets, as well as investing in the bank loan sector. Want to talk to Rob? Contact Claire Currie.
 
Gary Knapp  Gary Knapp, head of liability-driven strategies at PGIM Fixed Income, can give insights into liability-driven and long-duration investing. He can offer commentary related to the benefits and risks of this investment approach. Want to talk to Gary? Contact Claire Currie.
 
 

Global Economy/Markets        

Photo: John Praveen

 

John Praveen, chief investment strategist, Prudential International Investments Advisers, is the author of International Investments’ global outlook reports. He can tackle questions such as why the U.S. market reacts to events in other markets such as India, China, Europe and Japan, and how all global markets are linked together. Want to talk to John? Email John Chartier.
 

Group Insurance 

James Gemus

James Gemus, senior vice president, Distribution & Product Management, Prudential Group Insurance, can speak about the current sales and distribution environment and the trends surrounding group products including life, disability, voluntary and PruBenefit Funding (non-qualified benefits). James can also speak about larger trends impacting the group insurance marketplace, including the behavioral attitudes of employers and their employees and initiatives that seek to promote, ensure and foster the concept of comprehensive financial wellness. Want to talk to James? Contact Lisa Magnino.
  

Terrie Sorensen, vice president, Disability Product Management, Prudential Group Insurance, can address trends employers face when implementing the FMLA and absence management programs. She can comment on managing the complexities and interaction of federal and state leave laws, determining whether unscheduled leave is a predicator for disability leave, and integrating leave and disability management practices. Want to talk to Terrie? Email Lisa Magnino.
   
Photo: Kristin Tugman Kristin Tugman, vice president, Health and Productivity Analytics, can share insights on consultative solutions relative to disability, health and productivity programs. She can also address trends in workforce productivity, absence management and return to work programs, particularly as employers grapple with changing demographics, an aging workforce and regulatory issues. Want to talk to Kristin? Email Sheila Bridgeforth or call 973.802.6852.
 

Health and Wellness 

K. Andrew Crighton, M.D.

K. Andrew Crighton, M.D., Prudential's chief medical officer, can address best practices in health and wellness, including how corporate wellness programs can enhance productivity. He can also discuss the vital link between health and work-life effectiveness and how to minimize work function limitations related to a disability or impairment. Want to talk to Dr. Crighton? Contact Peter Price.

 

 

Human Resources  

Andy Gregg

 

Andy Gregg, vice president, employee benefits for Prudential, can speak to a number of topics related to the design and administration of employee health and welfare programs, defined benefit and defined contribution plans, as well as legal and compliance requirements for certain benefit programs. Want to speak with Andy? Contact Peter Price.

 

 
 

 Individual Life Insurance

Caroline Feeney

Caroline Feeney, president of Prudential Advisors, is responsible for the company's career distribution system for insurance and investment products. Caroline can discuss Prudential Advisor's new and innovative approach to building and retaining a sales force that's based on quality vs. quantity. She can also share what clients at various income and life stages are seeking today and how financial professionals are addressing those needs. Want to talk to Caroline? Contact Sheila Bridgeforth.

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Brett Berg

Brett Berg, vice president, Advanced Marketing, Prudential Individual Life Insurance, can explain the impact of tax laws on a financial advisor's practice and how life insurance can help solve business and estate planning issues. Want to talk to Brett? Contact Sheila Bridgeforth.

     

Investments/Mutual Funds  

Scott Benjamin

Scott Benjamin, vice president and head of marketing and product development for PGIM Investments can address issues surrounding the support and servicing of advisor-sold investment products and overall trends in the mutual fund industry. Want to talk to Scott? Contact Judi Flynn.

Multicultural Marketing
 
Mammen Verghis Mammen Verghis, vice president, Multicultural Marketing, can speak to Total Market strategies and the role of reaching diverse markets, including women, Hispanic, Asian and African Americans, and LGBT, as a driver of business growth. Want to talk to Mammen? Contact Alicia Alston.
    
 
Dorinda Walker, vice president, Consumer Strategy and Key Initiatives, can speak about reaching and engaging diverse consumers using total market strategies and leveraging community-based partnerships. Follow her on Twitter @DorindaWalker. Want to talk to Dorinda? Contact Alicia Alston.
 



Office of Veterans Initiatives
 
Chuck Sevola, vice president, Global Business & Technology Solutions and head of Prudential's Office of Veterans Initiatives, can discuss Prudential's longstanding commitment to U.S. military veterans and active service members. Chuck can provide insight into the programs Prudential has in place to help military veterans transition to the corporate workplace and provide meaningful employment opportunities to military spouses. Want to talk to Chuck? Contact Alicia Alston.


Real Estate
 
Eric Adler Eric Adler, CEO of PGIM Real Estate, can discuss current opportunities and trends in commercial real estate markets globally. He can tackle topics ranging from equity investing in core U.S. markets to debt investing in European markets to sector-focused investing in Latin America and Asia Pacific. Want to talk to Eric? Contact Brendan Duffy.
   
Marc Halle Marc Halle, global head and chief investment officer of real estate securities at PGIM Real Estate, can offer insights on the public side of commercial real estate investing. He can discuss his approach to managing regional and global portfolios of REITs, and existing and developing trends within the sector. Want to talk to Marc? Contact Brendan Duffy.
   
Peter Hayes  Peter Hayes, global head of investment research at PGIM Real Estate, can address topics such as the macroeconomic environment and opportunities for real estate investing in key markets around the globe. Want to talk to Peter? Contact Brendan Duffy.
   
Retirement
 
Phil Waldeck, president and CEO of Prudential Retirement, can discuss the future of defined contribution and defined benefit plans, pension risk transfer, emerging trends in product development, new issues facing plan sponsors as millions of young millennials enter the workforce and Boomers transition, the impact of legislation and regulatory decisions on retirement-plan management and new models to help savers on the path to a secure retirement. Read Phil's full biography. Want to talk to Phil? Contact Josh Stoffregen.
   
Harry Dalessio Harry Dalessio, senior vice president, Sales & Strategic Relationships, Prudential Retirement, can discuss the trend of financial advisors further entering the plan advising business. He is also available to discuss the modern role of financial advisors, including their involvement in fiduciary oversight, plan design support, participant education and fee analysis. Harry can also address how advisors are growing into the institutional and qualified space through a retail background. Want to speak to Harry? Contact Monique Freeman.
Robert Fishbein 

Robert Fishbein, vice president and corporate counsel, Prudential Financial, is a tax attorney and frequent speaker and author on tax-wise retirement planning strategies, including maximizing retirement income through Social Security elections and tax diversification. Rob can speak to tax and retirement planning opportunities and the ever changing retirement planning landscape. Want to talk to Rob? Contact Lisa Bennett.
 

Jamie Kalamarides Jamie Kalamarides, senior vice president, Full Service Solutions for Prudential Retirement, can discuss trends and issues shaping the U.S. retirement landscape, including multiple small employer plans, trends in DB, DC and executive benefits solutions and retirement plan design. He can also provide insight on the challenges that institutional plan sponsors and intermediaries are facing, the legislative and regulatory forces at play, and the product and service innovations that are driving change. Follow him on Twitter @Kalamarides.  Want to speak with Jamie? Contact Frances Denmark.

  Srinivas Reddy


Srinivas Reddy, senior vice president, Full Service Investments for Prudential Retirement, can discuss target date funds, sub-advised platforms, plan design considerations including investment selection and monitoring, and the new era of institutional income solutions designed for workplace-sponsored retirement plans. He can also address how these and other innovative solutions can help plan sponsors drive better participant outcomes leading up to and through retirement. Want to talk to Srinivas? Contact Monique Freeman.

 

  

Yanela Frias, senior vice president and head of Investment & Pension Solutions for Prudential Retirement, can discuss pension risk management concepts and market dynamics and solutions for employer defined benefit plans, including investment strategies, portfolio protected buy-in and buy-out strategies, and full risk transfer. She can also discuss structured settlement and payout annuity solutions, as well as stable value investment solutions.  Want to talk to Yanela? Contact Gregory Roth.
 Talent 


Marietta Cozzi


Marietta Cozzi, vice president, staffing, for Prudential is an expert in talent acquisition, recruitment practices, employment branding and strategic sourcing. She can offer insight on how to best recruit, assess and select key talent that creates a competitive advantage for an organization. Want to talk to Marietta? Contact Alicia Alston.
  
 
Sekhar Ramaswamy, Prudential's chief talent officer, can speak to how an organization's talent mindset and its focus on people can drive transformational change. He is an expert on all aspects of talent management, including strategy development and implementation. Want to speak with Sekhar? Contact Alicia Alston.
 


Christina Schelling, vice president, Strategic Recruitment & Engagement, can speak to the value of defining a strategy for talent branding and engagement, as well as strategies to recruit top, diverse talent. Want to talk to Christina? Contact Alicia Alston.


 Technology 
 
Barbara Koster Barbara Koster, Prudential's chief information officer, can discuss the use of information technology in global corporations, including the formulation of policies, establishment of standards and architectures, and the development of guidelines and management practices. Want to talk to Barbara? Contact Yemi Rose.
 
Thomas Doughty Thomas Doughty, corporate information security officer, is well versed on security risks, as well as the tools and technologies companies can employ to help mitigate those risks. He can discuss data protection and a how to maintain a secure computing environment for employees, customers and others. Want to talk to Tom? Contact Yemi Rose.
  

Work/Life Programs
 
Maureen Corcoran 

Maureen Corcoran, vice president, Health, Life and Inclusion, can address the need for programs that can help employees effectively manage their life and work responsibilities, including child care and adult care, adoption and foster-care benefits. She can also discuss how creative approaches to the way work gets done can help a company achieve its business objectives. Want to talk to Maureen? Contact Peter Price.