Alex Cook, Senior Vice President, is the Head of Strategic Capabilities at New York Life, and is responsible for enterprise technology, strategy and planning, underwriting, data and analytics, strategic solutions, and New York Life Ventures, the company’s venture capital arm. Alex 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.
Alex joined New York Life in 2010 as Managing Director of Strategy for the Investments division, and subsequently became Head of Corporate Strategy from 2012–2014. In 2015, Alex assumed the role of Senior Vice President and Head of Strategy, Data & Analytics for the Insurance and Agency Group, and from 2016-2017 took on additional responsibilities for marketing strategy, customer experience, and market research and insights as the Chief Customer & Analytics Officer. From 2017-2019, Alex served as Senior Vice President, Chief Data & Analytics Officer and Head of Retail Life.
Alex’s background includes roles 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.
Alex received his BS in Economics and Decision Sciences and an MBA in Strategy and Operations Research from Carnegie Mellon.
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