|Bruce D. Cheek |
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Bruce D. Cheek is executive vice president and chief operating officer of American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company. He was named chief operating officer on January 1, 2013.
Mr. Cheek joined American Equity in October 2003 as vice president & director of information technology. He was promoted to senior vice president overseeing information technology, quality assurance, general services and annuity policy service in March 2007. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Cheek was self- employed as an IT and management consultant, was an information manager for an agricultural equipment finance company, and a vice president at the Statesman Group where he served for over 12 years in a multitude of capacities including manager of agent licensing, manager of model office, investment administration, and various technology positions. He has more than 25 years in the insurance industry.