Jody Strakosch founded Strakosch Retirement Strategies, LLC, in order to bring investment and retirement solutions to the defined contribution market for asset management firms. Jody offers in-depth retirement market expertise, product development and strategic positioning to align with today’s challenges for investment management and service provider firms seeking to enhance their profiles in the defined contribution / defined benefit marketplace.
Jody worked for MetLife and is a recognized defined contribution and institutional retirement income subject matter expert. As MetLife’s ‘face to the market’ for in-plan retirement income solutions, Jody was the key architect of significant retirement income market-first products that resulting in positioning MetLife as the preeminent retirement income leader. She supported MetLife’s public policy initiatives and represented MetLife with the media, at conferences and in industry groups.
Jody is an active member of DCIIA (Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association). She is currently facilitating membership development for The Women’s Institute for Secure Retirement (WISER). And, Jody was asked to serve on the Editorial Board of the recently launched (summer 2013) Institutional Investor Journal of Retirement.
A graduate of Wellesley College with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Jody is pursuing a Masters of Arts in Gerontology from the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California to round out her public policy background and understanding of the challenges facing baby boomers as they enter retirement.