Yanela Frias has been named head of Prudential Retirement's Structured Settlements business. A financial services industry veteran, she has worked across Prudential Financial's businesses (NYSE: PRU), most recently serving as the chief financial officer for Prudential Annuities. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161110005481/en/
Yanela Frias has been named head of Prudential Retirement's Structured Settlements business. (Photo: Business Wire)
Frias will oversee the strategy, growth and operations for Prudential Retirement's Structured Settlements business, which helps provide income products to people who receive legal judgments, often because they have been injured and can no longer work. She reports to Phil Waldeck, head of Retirement's Investment & Pension Solutions. Her appointment is effective immediately. "Yanela's considerable skills and experience have brought tremendous value to our entire company, where fostering and promoting great talent—even across businesses—is a real priority," Waldeck said. "Exceptional leaders deserve to be challenged with new opportunities that will help them to grow, even as they drive innovation at our company. I am delighted she is bringing her leadership to our Structured Settlements business." Frias said her previous assignments at Prudential have positioned her for this new role: "For me it has always been about taking risks and raising my hand for experiences that can really challenge me and help me learn new things. That helps you create a tool kit of skills and experiences that you can bring with you into your next role." Frias joined the company in 1997, first working within the company's external financial reporting group and then holding several positions in the Treasurer's organization before joining the Individual Life Insurance business as chief financial officer during Prudential's acquisition of The Hartford's life insurance business.