As the five-year-old index fund companys managing director for financial professionals, Matt Connors will be responsible for marketing products to broker/dealers and fee-based financial advisers. He will report to ProFunds Chairman and CEO Michael Sapir.
In addition to working with the existing sales teams of the firm's distribution arm, ProFunds Distributors, Connors will be responsible for building new sales and distribution arrangements.
Connors said that he thinks investors will continue to turn away from stock funds and will increase their positions in other vehicles, such as index funds.
At Deutsche, Connors was responsible for retail mutual fund sales through broker/dealers, registered investment advisers, banks and insurance agents.