|John M. Matovina|
President & Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board
American Equity Investment Life Holding Company
West Des Moines, IA
John M. Matovina is president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company. He was appointed president and chief executive officer on June 27, 2012. Prior to being appointed president and chief executive officer, 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.