Employee benefits leadership
Head of Equitable Life
and Employee Benefits
Ronald Herrmann is Head of Life Insurance and Employee Benefits for Equitable. As Head, he leads all factors of both the Individual Life and Employee Benefits businesses, including manufacturing and distribution of a diverse suite of protection benefits to the market. The Life Insurance business provides innovative solutions to clients to help them protect their family’s financial security and to meet their ever-changing needs. The employee benefits business produces and distributes employee benefit products—such as dental, vision, life and disability coverage—to small and medium-sized businesses with less than 500 employees.
Mr. Herrmann joined Equitable in the fall of 2015. A 30-year veteran of the insurance industry, Mr. Herrmann has extensive experience and a proven track record in developing and executing on strategic growth.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Herrmann served as Executive Vice President of Distribution and Sales for Prudential Financial, responsible for all aspects of US Individual Life sales. At Prudential, he led the development of a distribution strategy to integrate a newly acquired company and accomplish record setting top line growth, while also implementing new cost structure initiatives to improve bottom line reporting. He came to Prudential Financial via the company’s acquisition of Hartford Financial Services Inc. At Hartford, Mr. Herrmann served as Senior Vice President in charge of Distribution and Marketing for Individual Life. He also served on the Executive Team and had a 17-year tenure with the organization, leading to the Prudential acquisition in 2013.
Mr. Herrmann serves on the Board of Directors for PlanMember Financial Corporation. He is also a Board Member of AXA Advisors, LLC and AXA Distributors, LLC and is the President and CEO of AXA Equitable Life and Annuity. A Certified Financial Planner, he serves on the Life Insurance Committee of the ACLI and is an active member of AALU, sitting on advisory boards that help inform AALU. Mr. Herrmann is a graduate of Penn State University, where he earned a degree in finance.
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All group insurance products are issued either by Equitable or MONY America, which have sole responsibility for their insurance and claims-paying obligations. Some products are not available in all states.