Wood, Christopher, American Banker
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. of Springfield has hired Bill O'Grady as the senior vice president of distribution for its retirement services division.
Before joining the insurance giant Mr. O'Grady had been the head of distribution and sales at Pioneer Investments in Boston and earlier as the head of the adviser business unit at Fidelity Investments in Boston.
Fifth Third Bancorp of Cincinnati said Jeff Richardson will join the company Sept. 5 as its director of investor relations and corporate analysis. He will succeed Brad Adams, who left the company Aug. 1.
Mr. Richardson was a senior vice president and the director of relationship management in Wachovia Corp.'s investor relations department. He had worked in the department since 1996.
He joined the company in 1987, when it was called First Union Corp., as a corporate banking trainee.
Nationwide Financial Services Inc. of Columbus, Ohio, has hired Larry Milder as its head of independent channel sales.
Mr. Milder was a senior vice president and the director of national sales at MFS Investment Management Inc. of Boston. Before that he had been a financial consultant at Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. of New York.
Banc of America Securities LLC of New York has hired Alan Ginsberg as a managing director of its financial institutions group. …