Life and annuity re/insurance firm Global Atlantic Financial Group has announced the appointment of John Rugel as Chief Operations Officer.
Rugel will be responsible for oversight of all of Global Atlantic’s in-force and new business insurance service and operations.
He will be based in the company’s Hartford office and reports to co-president Robert Arena.
Rugel brings over two decades of industry experience, spanning underwriting, new business and operations leadership positions at Allstate, MetLife, American General/AIG.
Most recently, he served as the Senior Vice President of Life and Annuity Operations at Allstate.
“John’s success is well known in the industry, and we’re both fortunate and excited to have him leading the evolution of our operations capabilities and service experience,” said Arena.
Commenting on his appointment, Rugel said, “I am proud and excited to join the Global Atlantic team as the company continues its strategy to grow in the retirement and life marketplace.”