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John L. Carter
President and Chief Operating Officer, Nationwide Retirement PlansJohn L. Carter brings nearly 30 years of financial services industry experience as president and chief operating officer for Nationwide’s Retirement Plans business. The business provides defined contribution plans to small and mid-sized employers in the private sector and is the leading provider of workplace retirement savings programs in the public sector with a combined $80 billion in assets under management.
Prior to leading Retirement Plans, John was president of NFS Distributors Inc. where he was responsible for the wholesale strategy and distribution of private sector retirement plans, life insurance, annuities, specialty markets and mutual funds through banks, independent broker dealers, regional firms and wirehouses. Through his leadership, John successfully implemented process improvements and distribution alignments to address unmet customer needs and improve the customer experience.
Prior to joining Nationwide Financial in 2005, John was responsible for wealth management and managed accounts distribution through all channels and oversaw the sales of mutual funds, variable annuities and managed accounts at Prudential Financial. John also held executive positions with UBS and the former Kidder Peabody.
Additionally, he serves on the executive board for Insured Retirement
Institute (IRI) and is active in the regulatory and industry efforts to
help consumers prepare for and live in retirement. John is also a board
member of the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) and on
the Marketing Advisory Board of the Robert J. Trulaske College of
Business, University of Missouri.
John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration/finance from the University of Missouri.