Steven A. Friedman

Steven A. Friedman

President of Finance and Investments

Role & Responsibilities:
As President – Finance and Investments, Steve leads the company’s financial operations and investment management, including oversight of finance and accounting, corporate development, risk management, information technology, compliance and administration. 

Prior to joining Pan-American Life, Steve was Senior Managing Director of Guggenheim Securities’ Financial Institutions Group. He has over two decades of experience advising U.S. and internationally based companies across the life, property-casualty and reinsurance sectors. His previous professional experience also includes serving as Head of Financial Services at Greenhill & Co and Co-Head of Insurance for North America at UBS. Before moving into investment banking, Steve practiced corporate law, focusing on mergers and acquisitions.

Boards & Industry Associations:
Steve is a member on the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Ballet Association, as well as GNO, Inc., a regional economic development nonprofit.

Steven graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania with dual concentrations in Finance and Real Estate, and received his J.D. from Tulane Law School, cum laude.


Executive Management

The steady stewardship of Pan-American Life Insurance Group’s internationally experienced leadership team ensures that Pan-American Life continues to transform the vision of its founders into trusted financial security and peace of mind for its customers.

José S. Suquet José S. Suquet

Chairman of the Board and CEO

Steven A. Friedman Steven A. Friedman

President of Finance and Investments

Robert DiCianni Robert DiCianni

President- Global Benefits

Bruce Parker Bruce Parker

President – Global Life

Geri Gaughan Geri Gaughan

President and Chief Operating Officer of Mutual Trust Life Solutions

Daniel Costello Daniel Costello

Executive Vice President – International Markets

Lisa Baudot Lisa Baudot

Senior Vice President - Chief Investment Officer

José Corrada José Corrada

Senior Vice President - General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

David Demmon David Demmon

Senior Vice President – Chief Financial Officer

Miguel Edwards Miguel Edwards

Senior Vice President – Chief Information Officer

Frank Recio Frank Recio

Senior Vice President – International Business Technology and Operations

Bryan Scofield Bryan Scofield

Senior Vice President – Human Resources

Selig Ehrlich Selig Ehrlich

Chief Actuary and Risk Officer

Carlos Aldana Carlos Aldana

Vice President – Capital Management and Corporate Development

Marta Reeves Marta Reeves

Vice President – Corporate Marketing


Board of Directors

Pan-American Life Insurance Group’s Board of Directors provides support and guidance to the Group’s executive management team, driving the careful strategic planning and excellent execution that are the cornerstones of the company’s success.

Stephen Batza Stephen Batza

Member of the Board since November 2015

Jerry Carlisle Jerry Carlisle

Member of the Board since February 2013

William H. Hines William H. Hines

Member of the Board since January 2023

Suzanne T. Mestayer Suzanne T. Mestayer

Member of the Board since November 2017

Carlos Mickan Carlos Mickan

Member of the Board since July 2014

Carlos Palomares Carlos Palomares

Member of the Board since October 2007

Dr. Patrick J. Quinlan Dr. Patrick J. Quinlan

Member of the Board since November 2011

Coleman D. Ross Coleman D. Ross

Member of the Board since May 2006

José S. Suquet José S. Suquet

Member of the Board since October 2004

Dr. José Antonio Villamil Dr. José Antonio Villamil

Member of the Board since November 2010