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Kevin Prunty

Kevin Prunty

Senior Managing Director
Head of PD&E Investments

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Kevin Prunty

Kevin Prunty

Senior Managing Director
Head of PD&E Investments

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Senior Managing Director, Head of PD&E Investments

Kevin Prunty is Senior Managing Director, Head of Private Debt & Equity Investments. He is responsible for both direct and fund investments, focusing primarily on corporate debt and private equity. Kevin has more than 20 years of experience in all facets of corporate and leveraged finance, including origination, underwriting, structuring, and portfolio management across a wide range of industry sectors, as well as workout situations.

Prior to joining RGA in 2015, Kevin managed credit transactions for LaSalle Bank/ABN AMRO, Citigroup, Wachovia, M&I/Southwest Bank, and Parkside Financial. He also has direct equity investment experience with the family-owned manufacturing conglomerate Caparo Group and has directly managed more than $2 billion of debt and equity exposure in his career. Kevin serves on multiple fund advisory boards and is a board observer for many portfolio companies.

Kevin received a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Washington University in St. Louis, where he was a four year letter-winner and captain of the Men’s Basketball Team. He is a current board member of the global board of directors for the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) as well as a current board member and past president of ACG’s St. Louis chapter. Kevin also serves on the board of Addiction is Real (AIR), a nonprofit organization focused on parent-based drug addiction prevention for young people.
 
Trevor Gibson

Trevor Gibson

Managing Director
PD&E Investments

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Trevor Gibson

Trevor Gibson

Managing Director
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Managing Director, PD&E Investments

Trevor Gibson is Managing Director, Private Debt & Equity Investments. He is responsible for both direct and fund investments, focusing primarily on corporate subordinated debt and private equity. Trevor has 12 years of experience in middle market commercial banking, including origination, underwriting, structuring, and portfolio management. Prior to joining RGA in May 2017, Trevor was a Director with BMO Harris Bank, responsible for originating new opportunities and managing a portfolio of middle market companies across a broad range of industries. Trevor started his career at LaSalle Bank in Chicago and St. Louis. After LaSalle was acquired, he was a relationship manager at First Bank and The PrivateBank, focusing on leveraged and non-leveraged transactions across multiple industries and working with both family-owned and private-equity-owned businesses. Trevor received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) in finance from the University of Missouri and an Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to attending the University of Missouri, he served in the United States Navy as a Non Commissioned Officer and helicopter aircrewman.

 

 

 
Brett Parr

Brett Parr

Managing Director
PD&E Investments

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Brett Parr

Brett Parr

Managing Director
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Managing Director, PD&E Investments

Brett Parr is Managing Director, Private Debt & Equity Investments. He is responsible for both direct and fund investments, focusing primarily on corporate subordinated debt and private equity. Brett has more than a decade of experience in leveraged finance and lower middle market subordinated debt and private equity, including origination, underwriting, structuring, and portfolio management across a wide range of industry sectors. Prior to joining RGA in April 2017, Brett was a Vice President at Capital For Business, Inc.
(a subsidiary of Commerce Bancshares, Inc.), managing a portfolio of subordinate debt and equity investments. Prior to CFB, he began his career in the Leverage Finance Group at U.S. Bank, managing direct lending relationships with private equity groups. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) from the University of Kansas and an Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also a tenured member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and the Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors (AM&AA).



Nick Careklas

Nicholas Careklas

CPA (inactive)
Senior Director
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Nick Careklas

Nicholas Careklas

CPA (inactive)
Senior Director
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Senior Director, PD&E Investments

Nick Careklas is Senior Director on the Private Debt & Equity team. His primary focus is underwriting funds, subordinated debt, and equity co-investments in middle market companies alongside private equity sponsors.

Prior to joining RGA in December 2017, Nick was a Senior Associate with PwC, a Big Four accounting and advisory firm. In this role, he was responsible for providing audit services to public and private companies across a wide array of industries, including publicly held retail and consumer products companies along with portfolio companies of middle market private equity funds. Nick received both a Bachelor of Science in accountancy and Master of Accountancy from the University of Missouri – Columbia. He is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
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Sam Panke

Senior Director
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Sam Panke

Senior Director
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Senior Director, PD&E Investments

Sam Panke is Senior Director, Private Debt & Equity Investments. His primary focus is underwriting funds, subordinated debt, and equity co-investments in middle market companies alongside private equity sponsors.

Prior to joining RGA in April 2018, Sam was a Vice President in the Syndicated & Leveraged Finance group at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, where he had eight years of experience in structuring and executing a broad range of transactions, including leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations, across a diverse set of industries.

Sam received a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Vanderbilt University, and has studied at the London School of Economics with a focus on Intermediate Micro- and Macroeconomics. He also holds Series 7, 63, and 79 licenses.
Ben Dinehart

Ben Dinehart

Director
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Ben Dinehart

Ben Dinehart

Director
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Director, Private Debt & Equity Investments

Ben Dinehart is a Director on the Private Debt & Equity team. His primary focus is underwriting funds, subordinated debt, and equity co-investments in middle market companies alongside private equity sponsors.

Prior to joining RGA in February 2021, Ben was a relationship manager with the Regional Commercial Banking team at CIBC Bank USA in St. Louis, Missouri, where he had 10 years of experience in underwriting, structuring, and portfolio management across a diverse set of industries, including both leveraged and non-leveraged transactions, working with both family owned and private equity owned businesses.

Ben received a Master of Business Administration degree in management and a Bachelor of Science Business Administration in accounting degree from Rockhurst University.
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Bhabya Tewari

Director
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Bhabya Tewari

Director
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Director, PD&E Investments

Bhabya Tewari is a Director on the Private Debt & Equity team. Her primary focus is underwriting funds, subordinated debt, and equity co-investments in middle market companies alongside private equity sponsors.

Bhabya joined the team in May 2018 after completing her Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, prior to which she worked in the commercial and corporate banking industry in Mumbai, India. As a relationship manager, Bhabya was responsible for originating and underwriting commercial loans, and managing a portfolio of middle market companies across a broad range of industries. She specialized in corporate lending, trade and receivables finance, and structured loans. Bhabya has a Master of Finance degree from the London School of Economics (LSE), and received her Bachelor of Arts in economics and statistics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.
Kassy Gardner

Kassy Gardner

Director
Deal Execution and Operations
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Kassy Gardner

Kassy Gardner

Director
Deal Execution and Operations
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Director, ​PD&E Investments

As Director of Deal Operations and Execution, Private Debt & Equity, Kassy Gardner is responsible for the preparation of deals and amendments to close and be integrated into RGA’s systems and processes before they are handed off to the PD&E Operations team. Additionally, Kassy acts as the Administrative Agent for applicable syndicated debt deals.

Prior to joining RGA in 2018, Kassy was with Brown Smith Wallace, LLP and with Centene Corporation. Her experience includes auditing and advisory services regarding public and private insurance companies, as well as financial monitoring and reporting of subsidized state-based health insurance marketplace exchanges.

Kassy received a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Missouri State University and is a member of the Insurance Accounting & Systems Association, Inc. (IASA). 

Michael McNulty

Michael McNulty

CPA
Senior Associate
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Michael McNulty

Michael McNulty

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Senior Associate
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Senior Associate, PD&E Investments

Michael McNulty is an Senior Associate on the Private Debt & Equity team. His primary focus is underwriting funds, direct debt, and equity co-investments in middle market companies alongside private equity sponsors.

Prior to joining RGA in 2021, Michael was Assurance Manager with PwC, a Big Four accounting and advisory firm. In this role, he was responsible for managing and providing audit services to public and private companies across a wide array of industries, including publicly held retail and consumer products companies along with portfolio companies of middle market private equity funds.

Michael received a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in accountancy and a Master of Accountancy (MAcc) from the University of Missouri - Columbia. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Missouri, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Trent Pavic

Trent Pavic

Senior Associate
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Trent Pavic

Trent Pavic

Senior Associate
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Senior Associate, Private Debt & Equity Investments

As a Senior Associate on the Private Debt & Equity team, Trent Pavic primarily focuses on underwriting funds, subordinated debt, and equity co-investments in middle market companies alongside private equity sponsors. He has been with RGA since 2021.

Prior to joining the company, Trent was a vice president with Midwest BankCentre, where he was responsible for originating new opportunities and managing a portfolio of middle market companies across a broad range of industries. He has also had roles as a lender and analyst with Busey Bank and PNC Bank.

Trent received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Dayton, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis.
Kyle Quatrochi

Kyle Quatrochi

CPA (inactive)

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Kyle Quatrochi

Kyle Quatrochi

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Senior Associate, PD&E Investments

In his role as Senior Associate on the Private Debt & Equity team, Kyle Quatrochi primarily focuses on underwriting funds, subordinated debt, and equity co-investments in middle market companies alongside private equity sponsors.

Prior to joining RGA in 2019, Kyle was an Associate and then Senior Associate with PwC, a Big Four accounting and advisory firm. In this role, Kyle provided audit services to public and private companies in a variety of industries, including publicly traded retail and consumer products and portfolio companies of a middle market private equity fund.

Kyle received a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, and a Master of Accountancy, from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Missouri Society of CPAs.
Joseph Cribbin

Joe Cribbin

CPA
Senior Analyst
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Joseph Cribbin

Joe Cribbin

CPA
Senior Analyst
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Senior Analyst, Private Debt & Equity Investments

As Senior Analyst, Private Debt & Equity Investments, Joe Cribbin primarily focuses on underwriting funds, subordinated debt, and equity co-investments in middle market companies alongside private equity sponsors. He has been with RGA since 2022.

Prior to joining the company, Joe was a consultant with RubinBrown LLP, serving on the transaction advisory services team where he conducted sell-side and buy-side financial due diligence on target companies in the middle market to support potential sellers and private equity clients during the transaction process.

Joe received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in finance and accounting from Creighton University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Missouri.
Nicholas Marlo

Nicholas Marlo

Senior Analyst
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Nicholas Marlo

Senior Analyst
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Senior Analyst, PD&E Investments

As Senior Analyst for RGA’s Private Debt & Equity team, Nick Marlo performs in-depth diligence research on potential portfolio companies and private equity funds. His responsibilities also include monitoring and evaluating financial reports and assessments, as well as analyzing historical fund performance for forecasting variable income.

Nick received a Bachelor of Science (magna cum laude) in business economics and finance from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
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Rachel Narducci

Senior Analyst
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Rachel Narducci

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Senior Analyst, PD&E Investments

As a Senior Analyst on the Private Debt & Equity team, Rachel Narducci primarily focuses on underwriting funds, subordinated debt, and equity co-investments in middle market companies alongside private equity sponsors. She has been with RGA since 2021.

Prior to joining the company, Rachel was a Senior Analyst for Avascent where she supported growth strategy development for firms in the aerospace/defense and healthcare industries, providing due diligence support for private equity acquisition targets.

Rachel received a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Washington University in St. Louis, with a minor in psychological and brain sciences.
Daniel Rasche

Daniel Rasche

Senior Analyst
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Daniel Rasche

Daniel Rasche

Senior Analyst
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Senior Analyst, ​PD&E Investments

Dan Rasche is a Senior Associate on the Private Debt & Equity team. His primary focus is underwriting funds, subordinated debt, and equity co-investments in middle market companies alongside private equity sponsors. He has been with RGA since 2022.

Prior to joining the company, Dan had three years of experience as an analyst and later a portfolio manager with Stifel Bank & Trust where he managed Stifel’s Leveraged Finance portfolio, consisting of more than $275 million of commitments.

Dan received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Andrew Silverstone

Andrew Silverstone

Senior Analyst
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Andrew Silverstone

Andrew Silverstone

Senior Analyst
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Senior Analyst, PD&E Investments

As Senior Analyst on the Private Debt & Equity team, Andrew Silverstone primarily focuses on underwriting funds, direct debt, and equity co-investments in middle market companies. He has been with RGA since 2022.

Prior to joining the company, Andrew had more than three years of public audit experience with Deloitte where he provided audit services to public and private companies across multiple industries including aero-space/defense, healthcare, and a public company spinoff.

Andrew received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a Master of Accountancy degree from the University of Missouri- Columbia.
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Matt Ference

Analyst
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Matt Ference

Analyst
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Analyst, PD&E Investments

Matt Ference has been an Analyst with RGA’s Private Debt & Equity team since he joined the company in 2022.

He graduated from Northern Illinois University where he received a Bachelor of Science in marketing, a Master of Science in finance, and a Master of Business Administration.
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Matt Schau

Analyst
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Matt Schau

Matt Schau

Analyst
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Analyst, PD&E Investments

As Analyst for RGA’s Private Debt & Equity team, Matt Schau performs in-depth diligence research on potential portfolio companies and private equity funds. His responsibilities also include monitoring and evaluating financial reports and assessments, as well as analyzing historical fund performance for forecasting variable income.

Prior to joining RGA, Matt was an associate analyst at Fitch Ratings, one of the Big Three credit rating agencies. In his role, he was responsible for monitoring collatoralized loan obligation (CLO) transactions and assisting in structured credit market research.

Matt received a Bachelor of Science in business from Indiana University, where he majored in finance and international business.
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Casey Martell

Senior Administrative Assistant
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Casey Martell

Senior Administrative Assistant
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Senior Administrative Assistant, PD&E Investments

As Senior Administrative Assistant, Private Debt & Equity, Casey Martell is responsible for coordinating the many details of the team’s administrative operations, including travel, marketing, team support, and customer databases.

Casey joined RGA in 2021 with 16 years of experience in administrative support and customer relationship roles, most recently as Medical Assistant Receptionist with St. Luke’s Medical Group in Winghaven, Missouri.

Portfolio Management and Operations

Stan Beltramea

Stan Beltramea

Senior Director
PD&E Portfolio Management
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Stan Beltramea

Stan Beltramea

Senior Director
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Senior Director, PD&E Portfolio Management

As Senior Director, Private Debt & Equity Portfolio Management, Stan Beltramea leads the portfolio management process for RGA’s Private Debt and Equity team, including tracking, monitoring, analyzing, rating, and pricing RGA’s Private Debt and Equity investments, which includes direct investments and private equity fund investments. 

Prior to joining RGA, Stan spent 10 years in corporate finance, most recently as Director of Finance at Mark Andy, and before that as Director of Financial Planning & Analysis at Armstrong Energy.  Prior to his corporate experience, Stan spent 10 years in investment and commercial banking, with roles at Wells Fargo (formerly A.G. Edwards), Bank One, and the Industrial Bank of Japan.

Stan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Illinois State University, a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University SAIS, and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University.

Ryan Peters

Ryan Peters

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Senior Associate
PD&E Portfolio Management

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Ryan Peters

Ryan Peters

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Senior Associate
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Senior Associate, PD&E Portfolio Management

As Senior Associate, Private Debt & Equity Portfolio Management, Ryan Peters is responsible for preparing portfolio reviews, reporting, analyzing, rating, and pricing RGA’s Private Debt and Equity investments, which includes direct investments and private equity fund investments.  He also helps to develop systems that streamline the collection and reporting of financial performance data of portfolio companies.

Prior to coming to RGA, Ryan worked as an investment banker for seven years in Minneapolis, MN where he was a Vice President at Hennepin Partners.  In that role, he completed 20 merger and acquisition transactions in the lower middle market with an aggregate value of more than $650 million.  He was also an Investment Operations Analyst at Thrivent Financial, where he provided trade support for various asset classes including equities, corporate and government bonds, mortgage-backed securities, commercial paper, convertible stock, derivatives, and syndicated bank loans.

Ryan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Minnesota, and is a CFA charterholder.

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Joe Staely

Analyst
PD&E Portfolio Management
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Joe Staely

Analyst
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Analyst, PD&E Portfolio Management

As an Analyst on the Private Debt & Equity team, Joe Staely performs in-depth diligence research on potential portfolio companies and private equity funds. His responsibilities also include monitoring and evaluating financial reports and assessments, as well as analyzing historical fund performance for forecasting variable income. He has been with the company since 2022.

Prior to joining RGA, Joe was a Senior Analyst, Collateral and Valuation with NISA Investment Advisors where he was responsible for valuing over-the-counter and exchange-traded derivatives, creating and managing exposure, and collateral position reports of derivative trades for internal and client use.

Joe received bachelor’s degrees in business analytics and economics from the University of Kansas.

Pam Hankins

Pam Hankins

Senior Analyst
PD&E Finance
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Pam Hankins

Senior Analyst
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Senior Analyst, PD&E Finance

In her role as Senior Analyst, Private Debt & Equity Finance, Pam Hankins manages operations cash flow including all capital calls and fund distributions, the onboarding of new funds, equity investments and loans, as well as all operational aspects of loan management. She joined the company in 2013 as part of the investment department, where she served as Project Coordinator for five years.

Prior to joining RGA, Pam worked for A.G. Edwards & Sons, A.G. Edwards Trust Company, and Guarantee Electrical Company in roles including trainer, IT training coordinator, and office manager.
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David Clayton

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Senior Vice President
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David Clayton

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Senior Vice President
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Senior Vice President, Private Markets

As Senior Vice President, Private Markets, David Clayton is responsible for managing the Private Debt and Equity platform, with current assets under management exceeding $1 billion. David also manages the lifetime mortgage asset class, a key strategic asset supporting RGA’s pension risk transfer business in the U.K., with holdings exceeding $700 million.

David joined RGA in 2010 and was previously Chief Operating Officer of Investments, responsible for managing all financial reporting, budgeting, and operational aspects of the department. David was also an owner of the Project TRADE investments system infrastructure initiative that implemented FINDUR for derivatives, efront for alternative assets, and Markit Enterprise Data Management, integrating each with the department’s data warehouse. The project also included automating and implementing best-in-class processes.

David has more than 35 years of experience in investments, asset management, finance, and accounting. Prior to joining RGA, David was Senior Vice President at Capmark Financial Group and Conning Asset Management Company. David also worked at Citicorp Management and Ernst and Young.

David received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Missouri – Columbia. David is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).