Regional Team Leads
In tune with the pressures our clients face across the globe, our regional team leads lend their expertise to fortify MFS client relationships and shape our business development strategy.
Christine Girvan is head of Canadian distribution for MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). In her role, she is responsible for sales, relationship management and client service for MFS in Canada. She is based in Toronto.
Christine joined MFS in 2010 and served as managing director, Canadian sales, where she oversaw business development and coordinated with the firm's investment management, relationship management, consultant relations and marketing groups. Before that, she spent nine years at ABN AMRO Asset Investment Management Canada Ltd., subsequently Fortis, where she held the positions of chief executive officer, head of North American sales and vice president of Global Investments. She was a vice president of International Investments for Guardian Capital, Inc. for five years, worked as an equity fund manager for one year at Credit Lyonnais Asset Management in France and also spent three years as a junior equity portfolio manager focused on Asian equities.
Christine graduated with honors from the University of Lyon, France, with a master's degree in investment management and financial planning. She holds the Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA) designation from the European Federation of Financial Analyst Societies.
David Mace is a senior managing director, EMEA for MFS Institutional Advisors, Inc. (MFSI), a subsidiary of MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). He is responsible for institutional sales across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He also serves as a board member of MFS International (UK) Limited and MFS' Offshore Funds Board and is a member of MFSI's management committee. He is based in London.
Dave joined MFS in 2000 as a vice president of institutional sales. He spent the previous eight years with Chase Manhattan as a vice president - institutional sales in Hong Kong, London and New York. Prior experience also includes one year as a relationship manager at Swiss Bank Corporation and two years as a financial analyst at American Express Bank International. He has worked in the financial services industry since 1988.
Dave earned a bachelor's degree from Wittenberg University.
Douglas F. Bailey is senior managing director of financial advisor sales for the United States with MFS Fund Distributors, Inc., a subsidiary of MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). He leads a team of wholesalers and wealth management specialists who sell MFS products through broker/dealers, financial institutions, independent advisors and registered investment advisors. He also has general oversight of the firm's internal sales team.
Doug joined MFS in 1985 as a dealer service representative. He became a field wholesaler in 1987 and served as divisional director for the Northeast division in 1999. He is also the winner of the company's first Heritage Award for excellence in wholesaling.
Doug is a graduate of the University of New York at Oswego and a member of the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA).
Jenine Garrelick, CIMA, is a senior managing director of internal sales for MFS Fund Distributors, Inc., a subsidiary of MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). In this role, she has management oversight of the firm's internal sales team, including the broker/dealer, financial institutions and advisors, and defined contribution investment channels. Jenine has more than 20 years of industry experience and joined MFS in January 2007.
Before joining the firm, Jenine was a managing director at ProFunds, working with Prudential Securities. Previously, she served as a director at State Street Research, where she managed a key accounts group, ran a sales desk and managed the East Coast division of external wholesalers. Earlier in her career, Jenine worked as a wholesaler at American Skandia, where she had sales responsibilities for annuities, mutual funds and 401(k) plans. She began her career in financial services in 1995 as an internal wholesaler for Colonial Funds.
Jenine earned her Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Rhode Island. She holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst designation. She is a registered principal and holds her series 7, 24 and 51 licenses.
Jonathan Tiu is a senior managing director, Asia with MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). As the head of distribution for Asia, he is responsible for managing the firm's overall institutional and retail businesses in the region, which includes Japan. Among his responsibilities are business development, sales, relationship management, client service and marketing. Based in Singapore, Jonathan also serves as CEO of MFS Singapore, General Manager of MFS Shanghai and a Responsible Officer of MFS Hong Kong.
Jonathan joined MFS in 2008. He previously served as the head of business development and client service at Western Asset Management Company for six years. His prior experience includes director of fixed income sales at RBS/Greenwich Capital Markets; Vice President, Sales and Trading Group at UBS; and Investment Manager at the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) New York. He began his career in the financial industry with an internship at the World Bank.
Jonathan earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Business Administration degree from George Washington University.
Lina Medeiros, CIMA®, is co-head and president of MFS International Ltd. (MIL), a subsidiary of MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). In her role, she is responsible for setting MIL's business development strategy and leading the sales teams in the Americas and Europe. She is based in MFS' London office.
Lina has been president of MIL since 2009 and became co-head in 2018. She previously served as MIL's senior managing director of Europe, where she oversaw the firm's non-US distribution efforts throughout the region. Before that, she was responsible for MFS' non-US distribution efforts throughout the Americas as managing director, and served as senior vice president and head of business development for MIL, where she directed international dealer relations. She joined MFS in 1997 and has worked in the financial services industry since 1988.
Lina is a graduate of Boston College and earned her Master of Business Administration degree from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. She holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) designation.
Marian Poirier, CFA, is a senior managing director at MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). She joined MFS in 2012. In her role, she is responsible for managing the distribution team in Australia, as well as for institutional sales in the region.
For the previous ten years, Marian worked for BNP Paribas Investment Partners Australia, where she was co-head of institutional business for Australia and New Zealand. Prior to that, she spent four years with BNP Paribas Asset Management in Paris working in the quantitative equity team as an emerging market portfolio manager. She also served in client service and business development for asset management with Paribas Group Australia for four years.
Marian earned degrees in business and French from Queen's University Belfast and a Master of Finance degree from the University of Technology, Sydney. She was a board member of the New South Wales branch of Women in Super for ten years, concluding in 2015. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Society of Sydney (CFAS), where she currently sits on the board.
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Michael Keenan is vice president and senior managing director -- National Accounts with MFS Fund Distributors, Inc., a subsidiary of MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). His responsibilities include overseeing all client relationships with MFS Fund Distributors including broker dealer, independent, bank and insurance company partners.
Mike joined MFS in 2000 as vice president - National Accounts, responsible for insurance company relationships and associated sales and marketing. He served on the Management Committee within the Insurance Services Group.
Prior to joining MFS, Mike held a number of sales positions at both Putnam Investments and Citizens Funds. While at Putnam, he worked within the 401(k) sales organization before moving to Citizens Funds to run all of its retail and institutional retirement efforts
Mike has a Bachelor's of Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire.
Mike MacNaught is a senior managing director and head of US Platforms for MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). In his role, he has oversight of the firm's Advisory Resources Group (ARG) and Defined Contribution (DC) sales team. ARG is responsible for sales and for managing relationships with professional buyers within dealer home offices, insurance companies, banks and third-party investment platforms. The DC sales team works to establish relationships with retirement plan advisors and recording keeping platforms and to position MFS investment products with them.
Mike joined MFS as a relationship manager in 1997 and spent his first 13 years with the firm working directly with insurance companies and subadvised relationships. He began managing a team of ARG relationship managers in 2010 and added DC responsibilities in 2018. He began his financial services career in 1986 at Fidelity Investments, where he worked for nine years, most recently as vice president -- insurance broker dealer market manager. In this role, he was responsible for growing the company's Fidelity Advisor Fund sales, establishing and maintaining home office relationships with key firms and contributing to product development.
Mike earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hobart College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Babson College.
Ryan Mullen, CIMA®, ARPC, is senior managing director and co-head of MFS International Ltd. (MIL) at MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). In his role, he is responsible for setting MIL's business development strategy and leading the sales teams in the Americas and Europe. Ryan assumed this position in 2018.
For the previous 11 years, Ryan served as senior managing director and head of sales and national accounts for the Defined Contribution Investments and Wealth Management groups. His teams were responsible for MFS' distribution efforts in four key channels: defined contribution investments, managed accounts, private banks and registered investment advisors. He began with MFS in 1992 as a customer service representative and later joined MFS Fund Distributors, where he served in several internal sales roles. He became a part of the Financial Advisors Division of the firm's wholesaling team in 1996. He was named a senior divisional vice president within the Investment Specialists Group in 2004, serving MFS' subadvisory and insurance relationships.
Ryan is a graduate of Hobart College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in economics. He holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) and Accredited Retirement Plan Consultant (ARPC) designations and the Series 7 license from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
Sean M. Kenney, CFA, is a managing director and head of Defined Contribution at MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). He leads a team focused on selling MFS investment products through retirement plans, advisors, consultants and recording keeping platforms.
Sean joined MFS in 2004, first working in the Retirement Services Division. He subsequently held various distribution roles within the firm. From 2008 to 2017, he served as a managing director of Institutional Sales. In this role, he was responsible for leading the firm's sales efforts involving institutional investors in the eastern United States.
Sean graduated magna cum laude from Assumption College with a major in economics. He earned an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is actively involved in numerous industry groups.
Yoshinori Inoue is a senior managing director, Japan for MFS Institutional Advisors, Inc., a subsidiary of MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). He is responsible for the distribution of MFS investment products in Japan. He has held his current role since 2011.
Yoshinori joined MFS in 1999 as a director of Institutional Sales for Japan. Previously, he worked for the Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan (LTCB) since 1981. During his tenure with LTCB, he also spent three years working with Pension Fund Association of Japan and another three years with Daiichi Securities Company. He began his career in financial services in 1981.
Yoshinori earned a bachelor's degree from Waseda University.