The Newport Group, a provider of retirement and executive benefit plans, has appointed Jeff Wirth as senior vice president for non-qualified plans and George White as vice president for non-qualified client services.

In his new role, Wirth will be responsible for the overall delivery of all executive benefit plan recordkeeping and administration services and also lead Newport’s efforts in competitive differentiation and creating client value.

Similarly, White will be responsible for maintaining Newport’s level of plan sponsor and participant service.

Wirth will report directly to Bryant Kirk, Newport’s chief operating officer and White will report to Wirth.

Before joining Newport, Wirth was director, institutional and individual operations for TIAA-CREF and served as senior vice president, client services and operations for Prudential.

White served as senior vice president for Fidelity Investments his experience includes defined contribution, defined benefit and payroll services.

Kirk said as this business increases in size and scope, Jeff and George will ensure that product offerings and service delivery keep pace with the growth.

"Their extensive experience in the retirement and benefits industry will help the firm create additional value for their clients,"Kirk said.