Symetra Investment Services, a broker-dealer and RIA, has hired a new director of business development away from Lincoln Financial Network.

John Forrest, previously director of sales and business development for both Lincoln Financial Advisors and Lincoln Financial Securities, will be responsible for relationship management, advisor development and sales management at Symetra Investment Services, a broker-dealer and registered investment advisor subsidiary of Symetra Financial Corporation. He will report to Symetra Investment Services president Richard Moran, according to the company.

Forrest, who has more than 30 years of experience in financial services, “will bring a new dynamic to SIS” and “will help us accelerate growth and expand our broker-dealer operation,” Moran says.

Forrest began his career at MML Investor Services, the retail broker-dealer for Mass Mutual Financial Group.

Danielle Reed writes for Financial Planning.