Board Member


John M. Matovina

President & Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board American Equity Investment Life Holding Company
John M. Matovina is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and President of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President on June 27, 2012. Prior to being appointed Chief Executive Officer and President, he was Chief Financial Officer since January 1, 2009, and was Vice Chairman until April, 2017, at which time he became Chairman.

Prior to being appointed vice chairman, Mr. Matovina was a financial consultant to us from 1997 to 2003. From November 1983 through November 1996, he was a senior financial officer of The Statesman Group and many of its subsidiaries, and, prior to Statesman’s acquisition in September 1994, he served as Statesman’s Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary.

Mr. Matovina received his B.S. from Indiana University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and has more than 30 years of experience in the accounting and insurance industries.