As Securian Financial’s chairman, president and chief executive officer, Chris oversees strategy and management of the company’s insurance, investment and retirement business lines. Chris’ collaborative leadership style and broad management experience have contributed to Securian Financial’s consistently strong financial results. Securian Financial is the ninth largest insurance company based on total life insurance business in force.1
With over 30 years in corporate leadership positions, Chris has proven experience in distribution development, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning and financial management.
Chris joined Securian Financial in 2004 when Securian acquired Allied Solutions, one of the largest independent distribution organizations serving the financial institution market. At that time, he became a member of our senior management team, progressively moving into positions of greater responsibility before being named president in 2012. He has served as chief executive officer since 2015 and was named chairman in 2017.
- Bachelor’s degree in finance, Indiana University
Chris serves on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minnesota, Donaldson Company and the St. Paul Downtown Alliance. He is also a member of the executive committee of the Minnesota Business Partnership. Past affiliations include board service on the St. Paul and Minnesota Foundations and participation on the Itasca Project’s First 1000 Days task force.