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Meet the GFS North America Team 


Larry Carson

Lawrence S. Carson

FSA
Executive Vice President
Global Financial Solutions

Larry Carson

Lawrence S. Carson

FSA
Executive Vice President
Global Financial Solutions

Executive Vice President, GFS

Lawrence S. Carson is Executive Vice President of the Global Financial Solutions (GFS) unit of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated. GFS is responsible for RGA’s asset-intensive, capital-motivated, and bulk longevity reinsurance businesses, collaborating worldwide to support client capital needs with customized reinsurance solutions. Larry is a member of RGA’s Executive Committee.

Most recently, Larry was Executive Vice President and Chief Actuary of GFS, where he oversaw all aspects of pricing and risk management. Before joining RGA in 1999, he was with the actuarial firm of Milliman and Robertson (now Milliman Inc.), where he worked on demutualizations, mergers and acquisitions valuations, and market conduct class-action settlements. Previously, he was with Equitable Life Assurance Society, where he held several actuarial positions.

Larry received a Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) degree in mathematics with honors from Harvard University. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA). He has served in various roles with the Society of Actuaries Reinsurance Section Council, was a member of the Academy’s Life Reinsurance Work Group, and has spoken at numerous industry meetings.

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David Boettcher

FSA, FCIA, MAAA
Executive Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer
Global Financial Solutions

 

 

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David Boettcher

FSA, FCIA, MAAA
Executive Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer
Global Financial Solutions

 

 

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, GFS

David Boettcher is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Global Financial Solutions (GFS), with RGA International Corporation. In this role, David leads a team of regional business leaders and has overall responsibility and accountability for GFS business written globally. Much of David’s time is devoted to business development, market research, new product initiatives and the underwriting of new business. With team members in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Japan, Hong Kong and China, Global Financial Solutions provides customized reinsurance product solutions for asset-intensive, financial reinsurance, longevity, and other capital and financial needs.

David’s more than 35 years of actuarial experience in the insurance industry give him deep and broad global knowledge of the life insurance industry’s financial needs. Prior to the 2010 creation of the Global Financial Solutions unit, David led RGA International Division’s Capital and Financial Solutions unit, which successfully placed both RGA’s first asset-intensive reinsurance transaction outside the U.S. and RGA’s first global longevity transaction. David was also a key participant in RGA’s rapid growth and success internationally: as the International Division’s Chief Actuary prior to 2008, he oversaw all aspects of pricing and actuarial support.

Before joining RGA in 1998, David held several actuarial leadership positions in product development, pricing, corporate taxation and financial reporting for Manulife, North American Life and Dominion Life.

David earned his Bachelor of Mathematics (BMath) degree from the University of Waterloo. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA), and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA).
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​Gary Seifert

FLMI, CPA, CMA
Senior Vice President 
North America
Global Financial Solutions
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​Gary Seifert

FLMI, CPA, CMA
Senior Vice President 
North America
Global Financial Solutions

Senior Vice President, North America, GFS


Gary Seifert is Senior Vice President, North America, Global Financial Solutions (GFS), a unit of RGA. He is responsible for managing the North America region of GFS, including business development, marketing and transaction services, and stable value operations.

Gary started his business development career in 1992 as a Reinsurance Account Executive, marketing to life insurance companies in the U.S., and has filled a range of sales and marketing roles for RGA since then. He began his reinsurance career in 1989 as a reinsurance analyst for ITT Lyndon Re, and joined RGA in 1995 when RGA and Swiss Re purchased ITT Lyndon Re, forming RGA/Swiss Financial Group. RGA bought Swiss Re’s interest in 2000, renaming the unit RGA Financial Markets, and then in 2010, RGA merged the unit with RGA Capital and Financial Solutions to form GFS.

He received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in accounting from the University of Missouri – Columbia and his M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and a Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI).
David Addison

David Addison

FSA, MBA, FLMI
SVP,  Business Development 
North America
Global Financial Solutions
David Addison

David Addison

FSA, MBA, FLMI
SVP,  Business Development 
North America
Global Financial Solutions

Senior Vice President, Business Development North America, GFS

David Addison leads North American business development for the Global Financial Solutions (GFS) unit of RGA, with a focus on financial, interest-sensitive and structured reinsurance programs in the annuity, life and health markets.

In addition to these responsibilities, at various times, David has been responsible for sales of structured products in RGA’s Asia Pacific segment and led sales for RGA’s captive solutions team. He currently works in conjunction with RGA’s Healthcare Reinsurance Division to develop additional opportunities.

David has worked in the insurance and reinsurance industry for more than 25 years, joining RGA in 1999. Before joining RGA, David was Director, Strategic Development for a New York domiciled life insurer, where he participated in evaluating and closing strategic merger and acquisition opportunities. He has also been a consultant for one of the major actuarial consulting firms out of their Milwaukee office, and he started his career as an actuary for a small life insurer in Minnesota.

David received his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree (with honors) in statistics from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in Great Britain, and his M.B.A. (with honors) from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA). David has served on the Reinsurance Section Council and has been a frequent speaker at industry and regulatory meetings, in North America, Asia, and Europe.

Matt Easley

Matthew Easley

FSA, MAAA, CLU
Senior Vice President
GFS Innovations
Global Financial Solutions
Matt Easley

Matthew Easley

FSA, MAAA, CLU
Senior Vice President
GFS Innovations
Global Financial Solutions

Senior Vice President, GFS Innovations, GFS

As head of the Innovations team for Global Financial Solutions (GFS), Matt Easley leads the development of proactive solutions to internal and external problems. He joined RGA in 2015 as the lead for U.S. Global Acquisitions pricing with 38 years of experience in direct insurance markets.

Prior to joining RGA, Matt was Chief Actuary for Athene Holding and held various roles at Athene, Nationwide, and Allstate involving pricing and product development, portfolio management, ALM, underwriting, modeling, and financial reporting duties for numerous life, annuity, and worksite products.

Matt received a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from The College of Wooster, and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA), an Enrolled Actuary (EA – inactive), and a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU).

Richard Leblanc

Richard Leblanc

Senior Vice President
Global Acquisitions
Richard Leblanc

Richard Leblanc

Senior Vice President
Global Acquisitions

Senior Vice President, Global Acquisitions, GFS

Richard Leblanc is Senior Vice President, Global Acquisitions at RGA, responsible for leading multi-disciplinary teams in the acquisition of in-force life and annuity blocks, and as well as run-off life insurance companies. He focuses on transaction origination, structuring, financing, negotiation, the regulatory approval process and on post-close optimization. He recently led the successful third party equity capital raise for Langhorne Re. Prior to being named to his current role, Richard joined RGA in 2009 as Vice President of Structured Finance, where he developed and implemented a series of innovative capital market financing facilities for RGA.

Richard has 27 years of experience in the insurance industry spanning the life, P&C, financial guarantee, brokerage and risk advisory sectors. Throughout his career, Richard has led deal teams analyzing and deploying capital across a broad range of insurance portfolios. Previously Richard was the Managing Director, Structured Insurance at Ambac Assurance in New York City, where he underwrote financial guarantees for some of the most innovative life insurance linked securitizations. He also led a multi-faceted rehabilitation of a complex multi-billion financing vehicle severely impacted by the global financial crisis.

While at Manulife Financial he served as a vice president in their corporate M&A group where he evaluated a wide range of insurance, distribution and wealth management platforms in North America and Asia. Richard was previously a vice president in Manulife’s reinsurance division where his team delivered capital motivated reinsurance solutions to life reinsurers across Europe and North America. He has also served as a special risks P&C broker at Sedgwick, where he specialized in helping multinational corporations finance uninsurable risks through the use of captives and a variety of alternative risk transfer techniques.

Richard is a Certified Public Accountant (Illinois), and a Chartered Professional Accountant (Ontario) and started his career with KPMG in Toronto, Canada.
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Mark Renetzky

FLMI
SVP, Head of Marketing &
Transaction Services
Global Financial Solutions
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Mark Renetzky

FLMI
SVP, Head of Marketing &
Transaction Services
Global Financial Solutions

Senior Vice President, Head of Marketing & Transaction Services, GFS


As Vice President, Head of Marketing and Transaction Services, Mark Renetzky is responsible for deal leadership, structuring and marketing strategy for the North America segment of RGA’s Global Financial Solutions (GFS) unit. Mark also provides management and oversight of various existing transactions involving asset-intensive reinsurance and financially motivated reinsurance.

Mark joined RGA in 1990. Prior to his current role, he led various transaction teams involving financial reinsurance, structured finance, and business acquisition transactions that have significantly contributed to the growth of GFS in addition to prior roles in the marketing and management of RGA’s credit life reinsurance area and in traditional (mortality) life reinsurance pricing. 

Mark is a Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI). He received his M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in business administration from the University of Missouri.
Karen Edgerton

Karen Edgerton

FSA, MAAA
Senior Vice President
Stable Value
Global Financial Solutions

Karen Edgerton

Karen Edgerton

FSA, MAAA
Senior Vice President
Stable Value
Global Financial Solutions

Senior Vice President, Stable Value, GFS

As Senior Vice President, Stable Value, Karen Edgerton leads RGA’s stable value business. The team that she leads has built a block of stable value wrap business which covers over $13 billion of externally managed stable value portfolios, while also implementing an in-house developed administration system. 

Karen joined RGA in 2012 and has 29 years of experience as an actuary in pricing and product development roles involving annuity, group insurance, and reinsurance products. Prior to joining RGA, Karen held several executive positions with insurance and reinsurance companies, including AEGON, ING Re, Swiss Re, and Lincoln Life.

Karen received a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in actuarial science from Ball State University, and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), a Member of the Academy of Actuaries (MAAA), and a member of the Stable Value Industry Association (SVIA).

Huan Tsang

Huan Tseng

FSA, MAAA, ACIA
Vice President, Business Development and Structuring
Global Financial Solutions



Huan Tsang

Huan Tseng

FSA, MAAA, ACIA
Vice President, Business Development and Structuring
Global Financial Solutions



Vice President, Business Development and Structuring, GFS

As Vice President, Business Development and Structuring for GFS, Huan Tseng combines subject matter expertise and strong client and leadership skills to identify business opportunities for North American clients in collaboration with RGA Canada and Global Accounts teams.

Prior to joining RGA in 2019, Huan had more than 20 years of industry experience globally, specializing in variable and fixed annuities, M&A, and financial solutions. Most recently, he was a senior member and played a key role in the formation of a reinsurance/insurance start-up based in Bermuda. He was also with Athene Life Re where he was responsible for pricing, structuring and negotiating annuity reinsurance transactions. During his three years at Athene, he led numerous projects involving both block and flow reinsurance as well as M&A opportunities as part of the Corporate Development team.

Before joining Athene, Huan held similar senior reinsurance roles at Allianz Life Re (Singapore) and ACE Tempest Life Re (now Chubb) in Bermuda, with a strong track record of executing profitable treaties across various product types in the U.S. and internationally.

Huan received an Honours Bachelor of Science in actuarial science with distinction from Western University. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA), and an Associate of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (ACIA).
Bill Boyd

Bill Boyd

FSA
Vice President
Business Development
Global Financial Solutions
Bill Boyd

Bill Boyd

FSA
Vice President
Business Development
Global Financial Solutions

Vice President, Business Development, GFS

Bill is Vice President, Business Development in RGA’s Global Financial Solutions (GFS) unit.  The unit is responsible for all of RGA’s financial reinsurance, asset-intensive reinsurance, and bulk longevity business worldwide.  In his role, Bill maintains personal contact with about 30 percent of all of the major life insurance groups operating in the United States.  Bill is also involved in the conceptualization, development, negotiation, and implementation of capital-oriented transactions with these insurers.

Bill has been a core member of the GFS team and its predecessors since his move to St Louis in 1988.  Over the years, Bill has been instrumental in completing all types of financial reinsurance transactions, retrocessions, and asset-intensive transactions. Bill was also a driver of RGA’s entry into the stable value wrap market.

Prior to moving to St Louis, Bill was the Pricing Actuary for BMA Reinsurance in Kansas City.

Bill is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA).  He holds Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) and Master of Advanced Studies (M.A.S.) degrees from Georgia State University.

Libby Corcillo

Elizabeth Corcillo

FLMI, ACS, ALHC, MHP
Vice President, Business Development
Global Financial Solutions
Libby Corcillo

Elizabeth Corcillo

FLMI, ACS, ALHC, MHP
Vice President, Business Development
Global Financial Solutions

Vice President, Business Development, GFS

As Vice President, Business Development for GFS, Libby Corcillo uses her extensive industry experience and insight to help GFS clients in North America identify opportunities in product development, growth strategies, and risk-sharing structures. She joined RGA in 2019 with more than 25 years of experience in officer-level roles in business development, client management, and leading lines of business.

Most recently Libby was Vice President, Chief Marketing & Underwriting Officer for Munich American Reassurance Company, and has also served as Vice President of Group Life for Scottish Re, as well as Vice President of Group Life and Marketing for Gen Re.

Libby received a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics (cum laude) from Western Connecticut State University. She is a Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI), an Associate, Customer Service (ACS), an Associate, Life and Health Claims (ALHC), and a Managed Healthcare Professional (MHP). She is a member, and past president, of the Group Underwriters Association of America (GUAA).
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James Ciamarro

FSA, FCIA
Vice President, Longevity
RGA Life Reinsurance Company of Canada
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James Ciamarro

FSA, FCIA
Vice President, Longevity
RGA Life Reinsurance Company of Canada

Vice President, Longevity

James Ciamarro is Vice President and Head of the Canadian longevity line of business for RGA Life Reinsurance Company of Canada.

James has close to 20 years of experience, having worked at a prominent pension consulting firm before joining RGA in 2013. His combined pension and reinsurance experience is a valuable asset as it allows his clients to benefit from innovative solutions to mitigate longevity risk. More recently, James led RGA’s team in the completion of a transaction with Manulife to reinsure longevity risk from an in-force block of Canadian group payout annuities, covering approximately 45,000 annuitants. Previously, he led RGA's team in the Bell Canada / Sun Life $5 billion longevity transaction, a first of its kind in North America.

James earned a Bachelor of Science in actuarial mathematics from Concordia University and is also a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA).

 

Keith Politte

Keith Politte

CPA, CMA
Vice President
Business Development
Global Financial Solutions
Keith Politte

Keith Politte

CPA, CMA
Vice President
Business Development
Global Financial Solutions

Vice President, Business Development, GFS

Keith E. Politte is Vice President, Business Development, for RGA’s Global Financial Solutions (GFS) unit. He is responsible for managing client relations and for sales and marketing activities of assigned GFS accounts.

The GFS unit is responsible for all of RGA’s financial reinsurance, interest-sensitive reinsurance, and longevity business worldwide. GFS works closely with RGA offices around the world to create customized reinsurance solutions for annuities and other interest-sensitive products, provide longevity protection, and support client capital needs for life, health, and annuity products, and general corporate financing.

Keith joined RGA in 2009 from Colliers International, where he was a principal in its Corporate Solutions Group. Before then, he was a Senior Manager in KPMG’s performance management consulting practice, focusing mainly on large financial institutions.

Keith received a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in accounting from the University of Missouri – Columbia, and an M.B.A. from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis. Keith is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

Kara Marr

Kara Marr

CPA
Vice President
Stable Value Marketing
Global Financial Solutions
Kara Marr

Kara Marr

CPA
Vice President
Stable Value Marketing
Global Financial Solutions

Vice President, Stable Value Marketing, GFS

In her role as Vice President, Stable Value Marketing, Kara Marr is responsible for client relationship management and marketing of the synthetic GIC product to stable value managers and sub-advisers.  

Kara joined RGA in 2012 from Aegon where she held various roles in the Institutional Markets Division and Treasury.  Kara has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry and 10 years of experience with stable value.   

Kara received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a Masters of Business Administration from Indiana University, Southeast.  Kara is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in Kentucky.  
 
David Lipovics

David Lipovics

FIA
Vice President
U.S. Pension Risk Solutions

Global Financial Solutions  
David Lipovics

David Lipovics

FIA
Vice President
U.S. Pension Risk Solutions

Global Financial Solutions  

Vice President, U.S. Pension Risk Solutions, GFS

As Vice President of U.S. Pension Risk Solutions in RGA’s Global Financial Solutions (GFS), David Lipovics is responsible for leading RGA’s reinsurance activities in the U.S. longevity space with an emphasis on reinsurance support to the U.S. Risk Transfer market. David focuses his efforts on four key areas: developing value propositions for the U.S. pensions market; building and refining technical and operational infrastructure; leveraging existing and creating new client relationships; and building a pensions team with the skills necessary to serve this growing market.

David joined RGA in 2016, serving in Business Development for GFS’s U.K. unit, where he led the origination and execution of transactions in the U.K pension/annuity market, covering RGA’s GFS Product suite.

Prior to joining RGA, David was a consultant at PwC’s risk and capital team in London, where he advised European life insurance companies on capital optimization and asset liability management initiatives.

David received a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in actuarial science from the London School of Economics, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (FIA) and a member of the Institute’s Life & Health Reinsurance working party.

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