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Episode Guest:

George Castineiras

Managing Director,

Gibraltar Ventures  

Take a Trip in the 401(k) Time Machine!

Guest: George Castineiras

As the Greek Philosopher Heraclitus said, the only thing that is constant is change.  At no time has that statement likely been more accurate about 401(k) plans than where we are today in the retirement market.  My guest George Castineiras is the Managing Director of Gibraltar Ventures.  He spends his time speaking to and making investments in companies that are shaping what the next several decades of the retirement industry will look like, as a preview things will likely be very different.  Our conversation highlights George’s experience focusses specifically on the concepts, trends and topics that employers should start thinking about today and keep an eye on over the next several years.  Throughout, as only George can, he provides great examples, insights and predictions that will definitely leave you thinking! 

Guest Bio

George Castineiras is responsible for exploring, developing and investing in transformational ideas and business strategies to power the ambitions of people, institutions, and communities. 

Prior to leading Gibraltar Ventures, George ran the Total Retirement Solutions business where he oversaw sales, service, operations and product development for Prudential’s defined contribution, defined benefit and nonqualified executive benefit solutions. He joined Prudential in 2002 as head of Western Region Sales and was soon thereafter named senior vice president, National Corporate Sales. Later, he became senior vice president of Client Relations and Business Development for Prudential Retirement’s distribution and key account relationship management teams.  He held a similar position with Prudential’s Institutional Income Innovations group. 

Early in his career, George held sales leadership positions with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and The Principal Financial Group.   

He is also the Founder and CEO of Castineiras Ventures, LLC. George has three patents, 10 patents pending and 16 trademarks. 

George earned an MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management and a dual bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from Loyola Marymount University. He has completed executive programs at Harvard, University of Michigan, Wharton, NYU, and LIMRA. 

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