Chris Barrett is a senior director at PensionmarkMeridien, focused on corporate retirement plans and executive benefits. BenefitsPRO caught up with Barrett as the industry faces a time of great change — and opportunity.

C.J. Marwitz: How did you get your start in the financial industry?

I graduated with a history degree in 1982 into a weak job market.  I didn’t really know what I wanted to do and finding a job proved difficult.  Then a close friend of mine from high school recruited me to work under him for a mutual fund company in what was, in effect, a multi-level marketing scheme.  The good news was I got my Series 6 and learned enough about investments to be intrigued.

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