AXA Equitable Life Insurance has hired Suzanne van Staveren as vice president and COO of corporate markets, the company's newly created distribution channel which provides retirement plan strategies and solutions.

Ms van Staveren is responsible for the overall business operations, financial and organizational management, and administration for the corporate markets business. She also is charged with managing the implementation of corporate markets’s strategic business plan and annual operating plan.

Most recently, Ms van Staveren was vice president for scale and profitability for large corporate market retirement services at Fidelity Employer Services.
She earned an MBA with a concentration in finance from Northeastern Graduate School of Business in Boston and a Bachelor of Science degree from Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island.

Bill McDermott, executive vice president of AXA Equitable and head of corporate markets, said: Suzanne has a proven track record in creating, developing, and sustaining operational controls and administrative and reporting procedures in the corporate and retirement services marketplace. These are critical components to executing our business strategy and growing the corporate markets business with a high degree of operating efficiency and effectiveness.