Corporate Governance - Executive Officers
Biography PhotoJohn M. Matovina
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & President
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 throu... 
Biography PhotoTed M. Johnson
Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
Ted M. Johnson
Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer


Ted M. Johnson was appointed CFO and Treasurer of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company on June 27, 2012. Prior to being appointed CFO, he was Vice President and Controller since August 2001. Prior to joining American Equity, Mr. Johnson was a Senior Manager with Ernst & Young LLP, where he was employed from 1992 until August 2001, working primarily on audit clients in the insurance industry. Johnson received his B.A. from the University of Iowa. He is a Certified Public Accountan... 
Biography PhotoRonald J. Grensteiner
President, American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company
Ronald J. Grensteiner
President, American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company


Ronald J. Grensteiner is President of American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company. He became President on January 1, 2009. Prior to being President, Mr. Grensteiner served as Senior Vice President and National Marketing Director. He started his insurance career in 1985 as an agent with Northwestern Mutual Life and later served as Regional Vice President for American Life and Casualty, a subsidiary of Statesman. He received his B.S. from North Dakota State University. Mr Grensteiner ha... 
Biography PhotoJeffrey D. Lorenzen, CFA
Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer
Jeffrey D. Lorenzen, CFA
Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer


Jeffrey D. Lorenzen, CFA is Executive Vice President (since 2015) and Chief Investment Officer of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company and American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company. Prior to joining American Equity as Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer in February 2009, he was the President and Chief Investment Officer of WB Capital Management Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of West Bancorporation, Inc. He also served on the board of directors for WB Capital ... 
Biography PhotoRenee D. Montz
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Renee D. Montz
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary


Renee D. Montz was named Executive Vice President and General Counsel of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company and American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company in April 2016 and Secretary of those companies in July 2016. She served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel since June 2014. Prior to joining American Equity, Ms. Montz served in various roles at AEGON Asset Management from 2004 to 2014, including as General Counsel for AEGON USA Investment Management, LLC from 2... 
Biography PhotoJennifer Bryant
Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
Jennifer Bryant
Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer


Jennifer Bryant is Executive Vice President (effective June 1, 2017) and Chief Human Resources Officer of American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company. Prior to joining American Equity as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer in October 2016, she served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Bankers Trust and prior to that as Human Resources Business Partner at Aviva USA. Ms. Bryant has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources. Earlier in her career she sp... 

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