Alexander I. Cook

Senior Vice President and Head of Strategic Capabilities

Alex Cook is senior vice president and head of Strategic Capabilities at New York Life, and he is responsible for enterprise technology, corporate development and strategy, artificial intelligence and data, and New York Life Ventures, the company’s venture capital arm. Mr. Cook is focused on driving strategic growth, innovation, and data-based decision making through better technology, data, and analytics. He was appointed to New York Life’s Executive Management Committee in March 2020.

Mr. Cook joined New York Life in 2010 as managing director of strategy for the Investments Division, and then he became head of Corporate Strategy from 2012 to 2014. In 2015, Mr. Cook assumed the role of senior vice president and head of Strategy, Data & Analytics for the Insurance and Agency Group. From 2016 to 2017, he took on additional responsibilities for marketing strategy, customer experience, and market research and insights as the chief customer & analytics officer. From 2017 to 2019, Mr. Cook served as senior vice president, chief data & analytics officer, and head of Retail Life and Underwriting.

Prior to New York Life, Mr. Cook served as head of Strategy & Analysis at Morgan Stanley Investment Management; CFO/COO for Banking and Capital Advisory at JP Morgan Private Bank; and head of Strategy & Development for JPMorgan Asset & Wealth Management.

Mr. Cook earned a Bachelor of Science in economics and decision sciences and an MBA in strategy and operations research from Carnegie Mellon University.


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