PLEASANT HILL, Calif., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Genworth Financial Wealth Management (GFWM), a subsidiary of Genworth Financial (NYSE: GNW), has hired James Hanna as Chief Technology Officer and member of the Senior Leadership Team. Hanna brings 25 years of senior technology leadership to the role in which he will be responsible for continuing to build a world-class client experience for financial advisors using the Genworth Wealth Management platform. "Technology is such an important foundation for everything we do to help advisors build great businesses and serve their clients," said Gurinder Ahluwalia, President and CEO of the firm. "The CTO role is critical for us so we can assure continuous momentum in technology innovation." As an example, the firm introduced improved client reporting capabilities, including On Demand Reports, at the end of last year to provide financial advisors using its platform a more seamless experience for client review meetings. His new role will support the firm in continuing on an innovation path to deliver solutions and functionality that help advisors and their clients. Hanna reports to Carrie Hansen, SVP, Chief Operations Officer and President, Mutual Funds for Genworth Wealth Management. Hanna joins Genworth Wealth Management from Bank of the West, where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer since 2005. Prior to Bank of the West, he held positions at Fidelity Information Services and Alltel Information Services. He holds a BS in Business Administration, Information Systems from The Ohio State University. "James is a dedicated technology executive, a strong strategic business partner, and focused leader of teams and talent," said Hansen. "He is a welcome addition to our senior leadership team." About Genworth Financial Wealth Management, Inc. Genworth Financial Wealth Management, Inc. helps independent financial advisors build great businesses by providing comprehensive support across every phase of their operation. GFWM offers a sophisticated investment management platform, robust client relationship tools and support, and innovative practice management programs that combine leading-edge industry research with real-world expertise and experience. A wholly owned subsidiary of Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW), GFWM has approximately $20 billion in assets on its platform and helps more than 6,000 advisors meet their clients' wealth management and investment needs. For more information, visit www.genworthwealth.com. About Genworth Financial Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) is a leading Fortune 500 insurance holding company dedicated to helping people secure their financial lives, families and futures. Genworth has leadership positions in offerings that assist consumers in protecting themselves, investing for the future and planning for retirement -- including life insurance, long term care insurance, financial protection coverages, and independent advisor-based wealth management -- and mortgage insurance that helps consumers achieve home ownership while assisting lenders in managing their risk and capital.