Franklin Templeton Investments, a global investment management company headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., has appointed industry veteran Matt Foster to the newly-created position of National Retirement Consultant, according to a news release.

Foster will be responsible for sales and retention of Franklin Templeton Defined Contribution and Workplace investment solutions through third-party retirement plan providers, mid-market retirement advisors and consultants with various distribution partners in the U.S. Defined Contribution space. He will report to Yaqub Ahmed, head of Investment-Only-US (DC & Insurance/Sub-Advisory), and will work closely with Ahmed’s leadership team.

Foster has more than two decades of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining the firm, Foster was a director, retirement national accounts, at Invesco.

He has a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from Baylor University.