With more than 30 years of industry experience, Ascensus delivers high-quality solutions for every segment of the retirement plan marketplace. A division of Crump Group, Inc., a leading provider of retirement services and the largest, most diversified wholesale insurance distributor in the U.S., Ascensus services nearly 27,000 defined contribution plans in the micro to large markets and administers over 1.5 million IRAs. Core capabilities include ERISA consulting, compliance support, sales, trust services, multilingual participant education, training and documentation. Solutions are offered with open architecture investment capabilities tailored to the needs of institutional partners, third party administrators, financial advisors, plan sponsors and participants.


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Stephen Cronin
VP & National Sales Director, Ascensus
Steve Cronin is a VP and National Sales Director for Ascensus, a 1,000+ employee administration and recordkeeping firm with over 27,000 401(k) plans, making it one of the industries’ largest independent providers. As National Sales Director, Mr. Cronin is responsible for a team of twelve (12) regional wholesalers who distribute commission and fee-based, open fund architecture products through RIAs, B/Ds, Wire-Houses, Independents, RIAs, IO Mutual Fund Firms and Third-Party Administrators (TPAs). Steve has nearly 30 years of retirement plan industry sales and servicing experience. Prior to joining Ascensus, Steve was practice leader for a retirement consulting firm and was head of retirement sales and administration for some of the industry’s leading financial services providers.


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