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Alex Cook, Senior Vice President, is Chief Data & Analytics Officer (CDAO) and Head of Retail Life for New York Life’s Insurance and Agency Group. He is responsible for life insurance product development, inforce strategy and management, underwriting, and data & analytics. Alex is focused on driving profitable growth, innovation, and improved experiences for our U.S. retail life insurance clients.

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, consumer experience, and market research and insights as the Chief Customer & Analytics Officer.

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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