Michael Knowling

by Edward Cates
Michael Knowling
Head of Client Relations & Business Development, Prudential Retirement
Prudential Financial, Inc.

Michael Knowling is head of Client Relations and Business Development within Prudential Retirement, a business unit of Prudential Financial, Inc., and a leading provider of defined contribution, defined benefit, nonqualified deferred compensation plan administration, and institutional investment and risk management services.

In this role, Knowling is responsible for managing the profitability, growth and client satisfaction for Prudential’s current book of business while developing and delivering innovative retirement solutions.

Knowling most recent role was Vice President, Key Accounts at Prudential Retirement where he led the eastern U.S. client service team responsible for the retention, profitability and satisfaction of more than 500 clients. Prior to that, Knowling served in several sales, service, plan transition and underwriting roles for Prudential Retirement and CIGNA.

Knowling is a mentor with the Black Leadership Forum and the executive sponsor for the Hispanic Heritage Network at Prudential Retirement. He also serves on the Board of the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) and the Board for Global Portfolio Strategies, Inc.

Knowling holds FINRA Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses, and received a B.S. degree in Finance and Management from Eastern Connecticut State University.

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