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VP, General Manager (Retirement)

HowardSimon (Strongpoint Partners)

in Deerfield IL / Hybrid

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HowardSimon is seeking a General Manager to lead our retirement services business through our exciting growth journey.  

Reporting to the COO, the General Manager of HowardSimon Retirement will be responsible for functional leadership of the business, including P&L management, facilitating change management, driving growth, and embodying our key value of “Stronger Together” in conjunction with senior leadership from across Strongpoint Partners. This role will have the unique opportunity to lead a successful Chicago-based business, while also leveraging the scale and brand of Strongpoint across the country. 

About Strongpoint Partners 

Strongpoint Partners is a fast-growing, tech-enabled financial services platform that provides third party retirement administration, recordkeeping, advisory integrated payroll and R technology solutions for small-and-medium businesses. Strongpoint’s suite of services prioritizes accuracy, compliance, and reduction of regulatory risk for its clients, delivered by local client success teams that understand the nuances of the markets they serve. With a coast-to-coast network of leading firms including HowardSimon, Jocelyn Pension Consulting, Retirement Strategies Group, Retirement Planners and Administrators, and Pension Financial Services, Strongpoint Partners combines a relentless passion for service and innovation with the experience and expertise required to make retirement work for everyone.  Strongpoint Partners is backed by Shore Capital Partners 

This is a hybrid opportunity for someone to have an on-site presence in our Riverwoods/Chicago-based office.

Core Responsibilities 

  • Manage the business P&L performance to achieve growth objectives  
  • Drive growth initiatives across the business, leveraging organizational support, including sales infrastructure and pricing tools  
  • Identify opportunities for operating efficiency gains through management insights, collaboration with other leaders, and leveraging operational best practices from across the industry and across Strongpoint Partners  
  • Optimize team design, continuity planning, opportunity identification for top performers, and workflow/project design to maximize the return on people investments  
  • Coach and mentor rising General Managers from across the business as they learn the Strongpoint Way  
  • Embody the Strongpoint ethos of Stronger Together by leveraging the collective expertise of our Strongpoint GMs, Founders, and Leaders  
  • Build and maintain effective relationships and processes to provide seamless execution of initiatives  


  • 10+ years leading teams, including managing managers 
  • 5+ years experience in the retirement plan third party administration industry 
  • Previous P&L responsibility 
  • 5+ years in financial services with customer facing responsibilities 
  • Experience specific to retirement planning 
  • Curiosity and desire to learn 
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills and ability to manage up, down, and across 
  • Experience on the revenue generation and operational sides of the business 
  • Ability to communicate and present effectively across all areas of the organization 
  • Convey strong organizational skills with an ability to manage and prioritize multiple business objectives and projects with the proper sense of urgency 

About Shore Capital Partners 

Shore Capital, a Chicago-based private equity firm with offices in Nashville, is an investor in microcap companies in the healthcare, food and beverage, business services, industrial, and real estate industries. Shore’s strategy is to support management partners to grow faster with less risk, through access to capital, world-class board and operational resources, and unmatched networking, development, and shared learnings across the portfolio. For the third consecutive year in 2022, Shore received recognition from Inc. Magazine as a top founder-friendly investor, and by Pitchbook research for leading all U.S. Private equity firms in total deal volume. Shore targets investments in established, successful private companies with premier management teams, stable cash flow, and significant potential to grow through industry consolidation and organic growth to generate value for shareholders. Shore has over $6 billion of assets under management and in additional investment platforms to which it provides business and operational services. For more information, including with respect to these awards and investment platforms, please visit:

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