Sam Barnett

Global Atlantic Financial Group has hired Sam Barnett as head of sales for the company's life insurance business. The Bermuda-based retirement, life insurance and reinsurance company moved its U.S. headquarters to downtown Des Moines three years ago. Barnett, who has more than 20 years of life insurance experience, replaces Steve Hinrichs, who has transitioned to a new leadership role in relationship management. "Sam is the ideal person to lead our life sales growth," said David Wilken, president of Traditional Life at Global Atlantic. "His insight and experience are a great fit to lead the talented sales team we have in place and drive our continued growth." Most recently, Barnett was national sales manager of broker distribution for Lincoln Financial.