Kurt is the CEO of ITM TwentyFirst. Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Kurt was Managing Director of Credit Suisse's Longevity Markets Group. He also served as the initial President of ILMA, a trade association founded by Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, UBS and other longevity market participants. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Kurt was a Partner in the Insurance and Financial Services Group of Sidley Austin LLP.
Chief Underwriting Officer
Lori is responsible for ITM TwentyFirst's underwriting business. Lori has over 29 years' experience in Life and Health underwriting. Prior to joining the firm, Lori worked for 18 years at Prudential Insurance Company in the Life Underwriting Department.
Chief Operating Officer
Ralph is responsible for managing the operations of ITM TwentyFirst. His team administers and services thousands of life insurance trusts, life insurance policies, life settlement contracts, premium finance loans, and other life insurance assets. Prior to joining the firm in May 2012, Ralph worked in the Longevity Markets Group of Credit Suisse, most recently as Director responsible for servicing all of Credit Suisse's longevity assets. Prior to Credit Suisse, Ralph worked for 15 years at AIG in several leadership positions.
Chief Information Officer
Cory is responsible for technology and analytics at ITM TwentyFirst. Cory is a quantitative technologist with a wealth of experience in life insurance assets. Prior to joining the firm, Cory worked at Credit Suisse for 8 years (including several years as Head of Technology for the Longevity Markets Group). Cory earned a Ph.D. in Plasma Physics from the department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University.
Chief Marketing Officer
Michael Brohawn, CLU, CFP oversees ITM TwentyFirst's marketing and industry education initiatives. Michael is also responsible for new product development for the trust owned life insurance market. Before joining the firm, Michael was a founder of Insurance Trust Monitor where he designed the remediation process. Prior to that, Michael was a Vice President at The Potomac Group, a well-known boutique firm serving the "high-end" life insurance market. While there, he developed one of the first holistic policy review based marketing programs for the insurance industry, a program still successfully employed.
GENERAL COUNSEL & CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER
Maureen is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of ITM TwentyFirst. Prior to joining the company, Maureen was an attorney at Dorsey & Whitney LLP in Minneapolis in the Corporate Group and at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago in the Insurance and Financial Services Group. Maureen is a graduate of The University of Chicago Law School.
Jessica Von Nagy
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Jessica is responsible for the financial operations at ITM TwentyFirst focusing on strategic planning and analytics. She brings over 10 years of experience through progressive Finance and Accounting roles within the Business Services industry. Jessica holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Regis University and a Bachelor of Science degree with a specialization in Finance from the University of Nebraska Omaha.
DIRECTOR OF TRUST OPERATIONS
Shani oversees the life insurance Trust Operations in our Cedar Falls, Iowa office. She has been involved with the administration and servicing of life insurance trusts and policies for the last 10 years. Prior to joining ITM TwentyFirst, Shani worked in training and leadership roles at a leading Iowa manufacturing company. Shani received her B.S. in Business Management from Upper Iowa University and is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU
Meet Our Board of Directors
Bob was the chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Marshall & Swift Boeckh. Bob earned a M.B.A. and a B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, serves on the advisory board of the business school of Notre Dame and is a CPA.
Dennis is the former chairman and CEO of CNA Insurance Companies, which was a $17 Billion multi-line insurer with 20,000 employees. Dennis currently serves on the board of several companies, including the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and NFP. He received a B.S. in chemical engineering from Northwestern University, a M.B.A. in finance from the University of Chicago and a M.S. in economics from the London School of Economics. He is a CPA and a CPCU.
Andy is a Managing Director at BV Investment Partners, which he joined in 1996. Prior to joining BV Investment Partners, Andy worked at Lehman Brothers and Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc. Andy earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan in 1989 and a M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in 1994.
Matt is a partner at BV Investment Partners, a Boston based private firm that owns a majority stake in ITM TwentyFirst. Matt joined BV Investment Partners in 2000 having held previous positions at Chase Securities, Inc. Matt earned his B.S. in finance from Ithaca College in 1996 and a M.B.A. from Columbia Business School in 2005.
Meet Our Sales Team
New Business Development Manager
John has over 12 years of experience in providing third-party administration and risk management solutions for fiduciaries of Trust Owned Life Insurance. Prior to joining ITM TwentyFirst, John was one of the original members of the ITM team and held positions in business development, operations and remediation. Prior to joining ITM, he served as Vice President of Sales for InsuranceIQ.
New Business & Strategic Relationships
Leon is responsible for new client development and strategic relationships. Prior to joining ITM TwentyFirst, Leon was one of the founders of Insurance Trust Monitor. He was responsible for creating the business model and generating the trustee partnerships that made ITM the most recognized leader in TOLI administration and ILIT risk services in the country. Before launching ITM, Leon was a founder and creator of InsuranceIQ, a software as a service company providing systems and TOLI support to over 200 banks and trust companies.
New Business Development Manager
Walt is a 20 year trust industry veteran who joined ITM TwentyFirst in 2017. He is responsible for cultivating new client relationships for the firm. Over the course of his career, Walt has served in similar consultative roles for several innovative companies providing solutions-oriented, client-focused products to meet the Operations, Compliance and Investment needs of fiduciaries. Walt began his career by managing back-office Operations for a rapidly growing private trust company.
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