Head of Business Data Strategy (AVP)

at Global Atlantic Financial Group
Multiple Office Locations

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Global Atlantic Financial Group is a leader in the U.S. life insurance and annuity industry, serving the needs of individuals and institutions. Global Atlantic is a majority-owned subsidiary of KKR, a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management across multiple strategies and capital markets solutions.

Global Atlantic is looking for a diverse team of talented individuals who reinforce our culture of collaboration and innovation. We are dedicated to the career development of our people because we know they are critical to our long-term success. Join our team and come grow with us. 

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Head of Business Data Strategy (AVP)

This position can be based in our Des Moines, IA, Hartford, CT or Boston, MA office.


The Head of Business Data Strategy will set overall vision and drive execution of business data strategy and rapid evolution of infrastructure required to run Individual Markets Analytics Office in an optimal state. This is a leadership role responsible for creation of new Business Data Strategy team which will own business data discovery, analytics sandbox data management and evaluation of new data & analytical tools, technologies and infrastructure. This person will work closely with business and technology leaders to establish infrastructure, business data management, data quality controls and ensure data is complete, accurate, governed and easily accessible by business teams.


  • Provide thought leadership and work with business and technology teams to establish robust and scalable analytics cloud-based data management, modernize D&A infrastructure and build self-service analytics platforms.
  • Foster cross-functional collaboration with business teams within Individual Markets to identify common data requirements, prioritize and manage data acquisition initiatives.
  • Explore new analytics data assets and partner with Business, Data Science and Information Analytics teams to run proof of concepts aligned with organization business strategy.
  • Develop roadmap for business data needs and oversee the overall management of Individual Markets operational data assets required for reporting and advanced analytics.
  • Collaborate with external partner (TPA’s) and Global Atlantic technology team to develop infrastructure for easier access of data housed within external partners infrastructure.
  • Recommend solutions to stay abreast of current trends, technologies and best practices both in data & analytics and industry.
  • Evaluate and recommend modern tools and services for customer data platform and master data management to build holistic customer 360˚
  • Lead a team of business data stewards to establish and follow best practices, standards, build data catalog and data quality control framework.
  • Manage and develop team by providing technical guidance and mentoring.


  • At least 8+ years of leadership experience with deep understanding of data & analytics lifecycle (operational databases, data quality controls, data profiling, data management, data catalog, and self-service analytics enablement).
  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in computer science, data science, technology, engineering or related field.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in insurance or annuity business.
  • Previous experience working on or with data & analytics teams.
  • Experience working with different organization levels and business functions.
  • Experience in distributed processing and traditional RDBMS methodologies.
  • Experience working across structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data.
  • Experience working with cloud-based Redshift database and on-premise Sybase IQ.
  • Understanding of Salesforce data architecture is preferred.
  • Excellent project management skills with proven track record of meeting aggressive timelines.
  • Ability to lead gathering of business requirements and design complex data and process flows.
  • Foundational knowledge of AWS architecture.
  • Strong background with complex SQL queries and basic knowledge of Python.
  • Previous hands-on experience in Business Intelligence platforms (Tableau or Power BI)
  • Experience working with Marketo, social media and third-party data is preferred.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Visio).
  • Excellent communication skills, consultative approach and work well in a team environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skill set.
  • Initiative-taking, energetic, results-oriented, organized and attention to detail.



Global Atlantic’s total rewards package is reflective of our corporate values, particularly diversity, excellence and innovation, with a focus on inclusion, pay equity, and flexibility. We are proud to support your personal and professional growth and well-being through programs such as educational assistance, virtual physical therapy, remote/onsite fitness reimbursement, a medical second opinion program, pet insurance, military leave, parental leave, adoption assistance, fertility and family planning coverage. We strive to foster a culture of total well-being through community outreach and charitable giving programs.

We are active in our communities-

  • New York: Red Hook Conservancy, Girls Who Invest and The Bowery Mission
  • Boston: Cradles to Crayons, Project Bread, Let’s Get Ready, Rise Against Hunger, Salvation Army and many other local volunteer organizations in around the Boston area
  • Hartford: Habitat for Humanity, Foodshare, Humane Society, Hands on Hartford, Mercy Shelter and Dog Star Rescue
  • Indianapolis: Elevate Indianapolis, Gleaners Food Bank and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Batesville: American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Angels of Giving, Margaret Mary Health Foundation, Ripley County Community Foundation, Safe Passage, Batesville High School Sponsorships, local area youth sports and food pantries, as well as many others
  • Des Moines: United Way, Central Iowa Shelter & Services, Junior Achievement of Central Iowa and Make a Wish Foundation
  • Berwyn: Food drive and will be planning an event to help a local family over the holidays
  • Atlanta: Packaged Good Organization, which helps the most vulnerable community members with providing personalized care packages for people in need including the elderly, our armed forces, the homeless and hospitalized kids
  • Bermuda: Sponsor of a weekly feeding program operated by The Hamilton Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Social platforms provide an environment to collaborate with others and participate in friendly competitions towards achieving physical, emotional and financial well-being. Our highly competitive health, retirement, life and disability plans can be tailored to best suit your needs and those of your whole family.

Global Atlantic is committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can meaningfully contribute to our success. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate in employment on any basis that is prohibited by federal, state or local laws.  More than that, we strive to be inclusive of all backgrounds and experiences, which we feel gives us a competitive advantage in the market and within our firm.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

Employees who require an accommodation to perform the essential functions of their job will participate in an interactive process which may include providing documentation. If you are hired and require an accommodation for any protected status, please email benefits@gafg.com.

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