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This list showcases the top United States based CFO’ operating in the Life Insurance space. If you think a CFO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
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- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
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John C. R. Hele
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of MetLife
John Hele is executive vice president & chief financial officer for MetLife, Inc. and a member of the company’s executive group. Appointed to this position in September 2012, Hele oversees all financial management matters for MetLife, including financial reporting, treasury, corporate actuarial, tax, investor relations as well as mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining MetLife, Hele was executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Arch Capital Group Ltd., a public limited liability company that writes insurance and reinsurance globally through operations in Bermuda, the United States, Europe and Canada. Prior to joining Arch Capital in 2009, Hele was chief financial officer and a member of the executive board of ING Group N.V., one of the largest global financial services companies. As CFO, Hele was based in Amsterdam and had responsibility for a financial function on five continents. He was also responsible for financial controls and reporting as well as capital management and tax reporting. During his six-year tenure at ING, Hele was also deputy chief financial officer, general manager, and chief insurance risk officer, responsible for global insurance risk management. Hele also served as group actuary. Hele served as founder, president and chief executive officer of Worldinsure, Bermuda, a technology company that automated life insurance underwriting, from 1999 to 2003. Prior to that, he spent 11 years with Merrill Lynch in investment banking, marketing and finance positions in the U.S. In his last role at Merrill Lynch, Hele was responsible for providing strategic and financing advice to leading life insurance chief executive officers and chief financial officers in North and South America. Before joining Merrill Lynch, Hele held various actuarial, finance and business roles at Crown Life in Toronto. Hele has been a member of the CFO Forum in Europe, the chair of the Chief Risk Officer Forum, and is a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
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About MetLife: MetLife is a provider of insurance, employee benefits, and financial services .
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of MassMutual
Elizabeth Ward is the Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at MassMutual.
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About MassMutual: MassMutual is a mutual life insurance company that provides investment management and trust services.
Todd C. Larson
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Reinsurance Group Of America
Todd C. Larson is Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA), a role that incorporates both management of RGA’s global enterprise risk management and corporate pricing oversight. Until early 2014, Todd was Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance and Treasurer, with responsibilities that included coordination of all external reporting including filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission, regulatory filings, and the annual report to shareholders. He was also responsible for internal management of financial reporting for RGA’s various operating segments and subsidiaries, capital management, and the treasury function. Todd joined RGA in 1995 as Vice President and Controller. Previously, he was Assistant Controller for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. He started his career with KPMG Peat Marwick LLP in Chicago, where he was a senior manager in the audit practice. Todd received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University.
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About Reinsurance Group Of America: Reinsurance Group of America Incorporated is a leader in the global life reinsurance industry.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of W. R. Berkley
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About W. R. Berkley: W. R. Berkley, an insurance holding company, operates as a commercial lines writer in the United States and internationally.
CFO of Sureify
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About Sureify: Sureify is an industry leading SaaS platform for Life and Annuity companies.
Chief Financial Officer of Allianz Life Insurance
As Chief Financial Officer, Bill Gaumond is responsible for all financial functions at Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®). These include financial planning, management, reporting, and corporate risk management.
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About Allianz Life Insurance: Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz) is a leading provider of retirement solutions, including fixed and variable
Jessica Von Nagy
Chief Financial Officer of ITM TwentyFirst
Jessica is responsible for the financial operations at ITM TwentyFirst focusing on strategic planning and analytics. She brings over 10 years of experience through progressive Finance and Accounting roles within the Business Services industry. Jessica holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Regis University and a Bachelor of Science degree with a specialization in Finance from the University of Nebraska Omaha.
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About ITM TwentyFirst: ITM TwentyFirst is comprised of a team of independent life insurance servicing professionals.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Securian Financial Group
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About Securian Financial Group: Securian provides financial security through insurance, retirement plans and investments.
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer of Baltimore Life Insurance Company
Rick Spencer joined the Baltimore Life Companies in 2002 as Controller. Before joining Baltimore Life, he served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Acting CFO of InsLogic Corporation, a private label insurance broker. He also directed the delivery of audit and strategic risk management consulting services in the Washington, DC offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Spencer earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Mount Saint Mary’s University and is a Certified Government Financial Manager and Certified Public Accountant.
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About Baltimore Life Insurance Company: The Baltimore Life Insurance Company has provided reliable and competitive life insurance coverage for seven generations of policyowners.