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AXA Brings in Life Distribution Exec

John Carlson will lead sales through the third-party and career distribution channels for the carrier.

New York-based AXA Equitable has hired John Carlson as SVP of life distribution management, pending board approval. He will lead life insurance sales for AXA's third-party and career distribution channels.

Carlson last served as corporate VP and national sales manager for MassMutual's (Springfield, Mass.) U.S. Insurance Group, responsible for sales of all life, disability, long-term care and annuity products. He also led external wholesaling, advanced sales, career brokerage and sales operations for the company, according to a statement.

"We have very ambitious goals for our life business for both our third-party and career distribution channels," David O'Leary, EVP and head of AXA's financial protection division, to whom Carlson will report, says in a statement. "Bringing John into this critical leadership role puts us in a stronger position to capture greater market share and achieve our aggressive growth objectives."

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