D. Michael O’Connor has been named head of MassMutual Trust Company FSB (MassMutual Trust), which oversees 3,000 trust accounts and nearly $2.8B in assets under management.
Since joining MassMutual in 2016, O’Connor has led strategic planning and corporate development for MassMutual Financial Advisors, oversaw MassMutual’s defined benefit business, and provided operational support to the company’s pension risk transfer business. Prior to joining MassMutual, O’Connor held leadership roles with The Hartford and ING. He began his professional career in mergers, acquisitions, and business-process reengineering.
“Mike will be tapping his strong track record of setting visions, strategies and plans to help expand the reach of the MassMutual Trust Company to more people who would benefit from trust services,” said Wendy Benson, head of wealth management, MassMutual. “He was integral to developing the long-term strategy for MassMutual’s asset management holdings culminating in the consolidation of the Barings and Babson Capital asset management firms into a global multi-asset investment management firm.”
O’Connor received his bachelor’s degree from Bates College and holds a master’s degree from Wesleyan University. He previously was registered with the National Association of Security Dealers (now FINRA), held Series 7, 63, and 26 licenses, and served as a gubernatorial appointment to the State of Connecticut Judicial Review Council.