John Regan joined Swiss Re in September of 2014 as CFO for Finance Reinsurance Americas. John is based in Armonk and is a member of the Americas Management Team, Finance Executive Team and the Reinsurance Finance Management Team.
Prior to joining Swiss Re, John held several senior finance roles at General Reinsurance Corporation, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., where he was employed since 1998. His most recent role was CFO North America/Corporate Controller. In this role he managed several global transformational projects including SAP modernization and legal entity simplification. Prior to Gen Re, John worked for Lehman Brothers, First City Industries and Deloitte Haskins & Sells in various Finance functions.
John grew up in Western New York. He is a CPA and holds a BBA in Accounting from St. Bonaventure University.
The CFO or Finance Executive has always had an essential role in policy creation and enforcement as well as risk and liability management. However going forward, the CFO will more and more be called upon to lead innovation and strategic planning in the rest of the enterprise, and in some cases function like a “Mini-CEO.” Successful CFOs who undergo this role expansion and transformation will learn to master non-financial KPIs in other departments, leverage automation technologies, understand customer experience and satisfaction and retain top employee talent.
In this session you’ll takeaway:
•How to leverage automation technologies
•How to reskill and upskill for increased scope of work
•How to add value across the enterprise