Barnett to lead life insurance sales for Global Atlantic

DES MOINES, Iowa – Global Atlantic Financial Group, a leading U.S.-focused retirement, life insurance and reinsurance company, has hired Sam Barnett as Head of Sales for the company’s life insurance business. In this role, Mr. Barnett, who brings over 20 years of life insurance experience to the role, will be responsible for creating and executing the company’s life insurance sales strategy.

“Sam is the ideal person to lead our life sales growth,” said David Wilken, President, Traditional Life, at Global Atlantic. “His insight and experience are a great fit to lead the talented sales team we have in place and drive our continued growth.”

Most recently, Mr. Barnett served as National Sales Manager of Brokerage Distribution for Lincoln Financial, creating and executing a strategic business plan for sales growth. His team generated over $1 billion in sales, including more than $300 million of life insurance target premium.

He assumed the National Sales Manager position after playing an integral role in the merger of Lincoln and Jefferson Pilot. In that capacity he ensured a successful integration of all facets of life sales. His prior successes include service as a Divisional Sales Manager, Senior Regional Account Manager and life insurance agent.

“I’m excited to have this great opportunity at a growing company,” said Mr. Barnett. “I’m looking forward to playing an integral role in Global Atlantic’s continued success.”

Global Atlantic conducts life insurance business through independent agents across the United States with a primary focus on indexed universal life. The business includes the largest inforce block of indexed universal life in the industry.


About Global Atlantic

Global Atlantic Financial Group, through its subsidiaries, offers a broad range of retirement, life and reinsurance products designed to help our customers address financial challenges with confidence. A variety of options help Americans customize a strategy to fulfill their protection, accumulation, income, wealth transfer and end-of-life needs.

Global Atlantic was founded at Goldman Sachs in 2004 and separated as an independent company in 2013. Its success is driven by a unique heritage that combines deep product and distribution knowledge with leading investment and risk management, alongside a strong financial foundation.



Life insurance products are issued Accordia Life Insurance Company.

Global Atlantic Financial Group (Global Atlantic) is the marketing name for Global Atlantic Financial Group Limited and its subsidiaries, including Accordia Life and Annuity Company, Commonwealth Annuity and Life Insurance Company, Forethought Life Insurance Company and Global Atlantic Re Limited. Each subsidiary is responsible for its own financial and contractual obligations.