Freeman, who spent four years as a senior DC consultant responsible for online engagement in Capita’s employee benefit department and before that three years as a director at JLT, has been appointed to head up the provider’s technology product development division. He will report to Smart Pension’s chief technology officer, Sam Barton.
Freeman spent 13 years at pensions administration software firm Profund Solutions, latterly as head of development before moving to JLT, first as head of EB technology product and then as director.
Smart Pension appointed Fiveash, former chief strategy and marketing officer at The People’s Pension as its COO last month. Budgen left his role at Nest as director of business development earlier in March to take up a similar position with Smart Pension.
Freeman said: “Smart Pension is a breath of fresh air in the pensions industry, and joining the team was one of the easiest decisions I’ve had to make.
“Auto enrolment is making pensions more democratic and Smart, with its technological foundation, is at the forefront of this.
“Its desire to bring pensions up to new modern levels of service is a very strong proposition – and something that incumbent firms will find hard to compete with.”
Smart Pension MD and co-founder Will Wynne says: “Martin’s expertise will help us deliver the next generation of technology products that will empower our members to more easily explore and interact with their own data and investments.
“This approach is essential to make pension interaction frictionless and enjoyable for savers in order to build successful retirement outcomes.”