LegalShield has appointed MetLife veteran Glenn Petersen as Senior Vice President of Broker and Partnership Sales, the provider of legal and identity theft services said Monday.
Petersen brings nearly 25 years of experience with MetLife, a leader in insurance and employee benefits. Most recently, he served as Vice President in the Group Voluntary and Worksite Benefits Sales division, which doubled voluntary benefits sales during his tenure.
According to James Rosseau, President of LegalShield Business Solutions, the addition of Petersen raises LegalShield’s profile among competitors. “Glenn’s expertise, combined with our best in class products, service delivery and mobile apps will accelerate our movement towards leadership in the voluntary benefit marketplace in the categories for which we currently compete, as well as those in which we will begin to compete.”
Currently, LegalShield’s legal and identity theft plans cover more than 4.1 million people, including more than 1.6 million families. The number of companies offering LegalShield plans to employees has surpassed 141,000, but Petersen sees considerable growth potential in the market.
“LegalShield is uniquely positioned to provide high-value solutions, including voluntary benefit offerings, to mitigate prevalent risks,” said Petersen. “We look forward to closely engaging the brokerage community to further the awareness and adoption of these valuable protection services.”