John Hancock Financial Network (JHFN) has named Brian Heapps as its president replacing Peter Gordon who has become the general manager of John Hancock Retirement Plan Services.

In his role, Heapps is responsible for all aspects of JHFN, the company’s national network of independent firms, and its broker-dealer, Signator Investors.

Heapps joined John Hancock in 1987 as a financial representative and ten years later founded the independent JHFN firm Keystone Financial Management.

He joined JHFN’s home office in 2007 and has served as executive vice president, agency sales and development since then.

In addition, the company has promoted Bruce Harrington to vice president of sales and business development, taking on some of Heapps’ prior role and Matt Rigatti was appointed to the new position of assistant vice president of field resources.

In his new role, Harrington is responsible for JHFN sales across all product lines, relationships with all product sponsors and recruiting.

Rigatti, in his new role, will be responsible for setting strategy and overseeing JHFN’s field facing teams including firm financing, information technology and supervision.