Chris Freese

Chief Risk Officer - US Insurance Solutions

Principal Financial Group
  • Industry:Insurance

I graduated in 1993 with a Bachelors of Science in Math & Statistics from Purdue University and joined Principal Financial Group in Des Moines, IA that same year. Obtained my Fellowship in the Society of Actuaries and became a member of the American Academy of Actuaries in 1997.

In the near 27 years at Principal, I've served in varying capacities in our strategic business units as well as corporate including pricing & valuation work as well as time as an investment professional analyzing and structuring debt instruments.

Since 2014 I have served in the capacity of being the Chief Risk Officer for our US Insurance Solutions which sells individual and employer life and disability insurance solutions, nonqualified deferred compensation products, and worksite benefits to employers (e.g., life, dental, vision, disability, etc.). As CRO I'm responsible for executing Principal's ERM framework within the business by leveraging the organization's infrastructure while customizing the framework to fit the needs of the business unit stake holders.

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