|John M. Matovina|
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & President
John M. Matovina is Chairman (effective April 18, 2017), Chief Executive Officer and President of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company. He was appointed CEO and President on June 27, 2012, served as CFO and Treasurer from January 1, 2009 until his appointment as CEO and President and was Vice Chairman from June 2003 until April 2017. Mr Matovina was a financial consultant to us from 1997 until his employment in 2003 and served as a Director since June 2000. From November 1983 through November 1996, he was a senior financial officer of The Statesman Group, Inc. ("Statesman") and many of its subsidiaries, and, prior to Statesman's acquisition in September 1994, he served as Statesman's CFO, Treasurer and Secretary. Mr. Matovina received his B.S. from Indiana University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and has more than 25 years of experience in the life insurance industry.