|John M. Matovina|
President & Chief Executive Officer
John M. Matovina is president and CEO, and vice chairman of the Board of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company. He was appointed President and CEO on June 27, 2012. Prior to being appointed president and CEO, he was CFO and has served as vice chairman since June 2003.
Prior to being appointed vice chairman, 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.
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.