Matt Wion is senior vice president and Head of Retail Annuities. In this role, he leads strategy, product development, marketing, and operations, as well as third-party sales and service.

Prior to this role, Mr. Wion was Chief Financial Officer for New York Life’s Strategic Insurance Businesses – which include Institutional Life, Institutional Annuities, New York Life Direct, New York Life Group Benefit Solutions, Group Membership Association Department, and Seguros Monterrey New York Life – and was responsible for all financial aspects for this portfolio. Additionally, he led the Finance Strategic Capabilities team, which is responsible for driving efficiency and enhancing capabilities through data, technology, and process solutions, and the Asset-Liability Management (ALM) & Investment Strategy team, which partners with the business, finance, and investment teams to develop and implement investment strategies that help meet business and financial objectives.

Mr. Wion joined New York Life in February 2009 and has since held various product and finance roles of increasing responsibility, including as Chief Financial Officer, in the Retail and Institutional Life and Annuities businesses. Prior to joining New York Life, Mr. Wion was Senior Manager with Ernst & Young. He began his career at Prudential Financial as part of the actuarial executive development program.

Mr. Wion earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Pennsylvania State University. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.