To lead the company's strategy regarding its life insurance and annuity products

Insphere Insurance Solutions has named Steven Norton (Tyler) as its new senior vice president with primary responsibility for life insurance and annuity products.

Phillip Hildebrand, president and chief executive officer of Insphere Insurance Solutions, said: “We are excited to have Tyler join our company and lead our efforts with our life and annuity products. Tyler is a proven leader in agency distribution, and he will be a tremendous asset to our senior leadership team as we work to build our field force and roll out these types of products across the country.”

Mr. Norton brings 14 years of insurance industry leadership experience to his new position with Insphere Insurance Solutions. He joined Beneficial Life Insurance in 2002 and most recently served as their senior vice president and chief distribution officer.

Prior to that, Mr. Norton advanced to field management positions with The MONY Group, Mutual of New York, after joining the company as an agent in 1995.

Insphere Insurance Solutions is an authorised agency in 49 US states and the district of Columbia. The company is backed by a group of private equity investors, including affiliates of The Blackstone Group, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners and Credit Suisse.

Additionally, Insphere Insurance had previously announced marketing agreements with John Hancock for long-term care insurance, ING for term life and universal life insurance, and Minnesota Life for whole life insurance.