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Pacific Life Announces Sales Leadership Team
for New Workforce Benefits Business


NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – June 6, 2023 Pacific Life announced today its sales leaders for the organization’s new Workforce Benefits business and its recruiting efforts to hire regional sales representatives.

In alignment with Pacific Life's longstanding, industry-leading, broker-centric distribution strategy, the Workforce Benefits business’ new sales organization is designed to forge partnerships with brokers and general agencies to introduce its groundbreaking approach to providing ancillary group benefits.

“As we approach market entry, our priority is to differentiate our offerings by delivering a market-leading, digital customer experience,” said Erich Sternberg, senior vice president and head of Workforce Benefits, Pacific Life. “To achieve this, we recognize the vital importance of having exceptional professionals in the field, who will be instrumental in building the right distribution partnerships to enable adoption and engagement throughout the employee benefits value chain. To that, we are proud to announce the newest members of our sales leadership team.”

The team includes:

Mark Fecteau, regional vice president, general agent distribution. Mr. Fecteau brings 27 years of group benefit sales and leadership experience to Pacific Life. For the past 16 years, Mr. Fecteau held various sales leadership roles at MetLife, most recently leading its general agent/ third-party administrator and professional employer organization/association distribution teams.

Emilie Key, assistant vice president, sales operations. Ms. Key brings 17 years of sales leadership experience in the insurance industry. Ms. Key joins Pacific Life from Lincoln Financial Group having most recently led the small business sales team responsible for delivering group benefit solutions. Previously, Ms. Key spent 10 years as a sales leader in property & casualty with Applied Underwriters.

Rick Wolfe, regional vice president, broker distribution. Mr. Wolfe brings 27 years of sales and leadership experience in the insurance industry. Mr. Wolfe joins Pacific Life after nine years at Aflac leading sales in the Central region. Previously, Mr. Wolfe spent almost 16 years in sales and leadership positions at MetLife in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions for its non-medical group products.

“We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be at the forefront of an extraordinary venture, backed by the power, financial strength, and esteemed brand of Pacific Life,” said John Myers, vice president distribution, Workforce Benefits, Pacific Life. “We are building a team of exceptional sales professionals to join us on this exciting journey, driving innovation and setting new benchmarks in the group benefits market.”

Pacific Life is actively recruiting sales representatives to build out territories across the United States. Interested candidates for these and other opportunities can find more information by visiting

About Pacific Life
For more than 150 years, Pacific Life has helped millions of individuals and families with their financial needs through a wide range of life insurance products, annuities, and mutual funds, and offers a variety of investment products and services to individuals, businesses, and pension plans. Whether your goal is to protect loved ones or grow your assets for retirement, Pacific Life offers innovative products and services that provide value and financial security for current and future generations. Pacific Life counts more than half of the 100 largest U.S. companies as its clients and has been named one of the 2023 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute. For additional company information, including current financial strength ratings, visit

Pacific Life refers to Pacific Life Insurance Company and its affiliates, including Pacific Life & Annuity Company. Client count as of June 2022 is compiled by Pacific Life using the 2022 FORTUNE 500® list.


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