Ascensus Names New VP of Corporate Development and
Christian Fulmino has
been appointed as the new vice president
of corporate development and M&A of Ascensus, a national independently-owned retirement plan and college
savings services provider.
Although the position won’t
specifically focus on plan sponsors or advisers, he is tasked with playing a
major role in prioritizing M&A opportunities, evaluating the landscape of
potential acquisitions, valuing and structuring deals, and conducting due
Fulmino has more than 15 years
of experience in corporate development, strategy, and M&A. Before joining
Ascensus, he served as senior director of strategy and corporate development at
Broadridge Financial Solutions. He also played key roles in closing strategic
platform and technology acquisitions, lift-out strategies, and market expansion
opportunities. Fulmino also worked on a number of Broadridge corporate
initiatives including industry utilities, block chain, and strategic
investments in private companies.
Prior to Broadridge, Fulmino spent eight years at News Corporation, leading
their inorganic growth strategy into Central and Eastern Europe. Fulmino earned
his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Rider University and is
master’s degree from Cornell University.
"Christian brings a strong background in deal sourcing, structuring, and
integrating acquisition transactions—including complex lift-and-shift deals—and
has a demonstrated track record of working with business units in driving
strategic deals," says Raghav
Nandagopal, Ascensus' executive vice president of corporate development and
M&A. "He is a great addition to our team and I look forward to his
leadership and contributions in helping Ascensus accelerate our growth
Nandagopal joined the firm in
August 2016 to help it build upon its success in acquisitions. In 2016, Ascensus
completed the acquisitions of Retirement Educators, National Retirement Services, and Matthews Benefit Group.
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