PRODCAT Leadership

Global Atlantic brings together leaders with deep experience at all levels of our organization – gained both at predecessor companies and throughout the industry.

Allan Levine

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Allan Levine, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, is the co-founder of Global Atlantic. Previously he served as the CEO for the Goldman Sachs Reinsurance Group (GSRG), which became Global Atlantic upon separation from Goldman Sachs in 2013. His vision and strategic direction have guided the company from inception into a leader in the U.S. retirement and life insurance market. Prior to founding GSRG and assuming his current role, Allan was co-head of Goldman Sachs’ Firmwide Strategy Group. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1997, and was named managing director in 2002 and partner in 2006.


Rob Arena


As President of Global Atlantic, Rob is highly engaged in the day-to-day management of the business and the company’s overall strategy. Rob has oversight over the company’s individual retirement and life insurance businesses, marketing, operations, and technology. He has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, including leadership of The Hartford’s annuity business and President, Hartford Mutual Funds. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President for American Skandia/Prudential Annuities.



Anup Agarwal

Chief Investment Officer

Anup oversees Global Atlantic’s Investment Office, which includes corporate credit, structured products, commercial real estate, operating assets, and private equity investments. He has more than 20 years of experience leading investment and research teams. Previously, Anup was Head of Residential, Commercial and Consumer Loans and Securities at Western Asset Management Company (WAMCO).


Padma Elmgart

Chief Technology Officer

Padma brings 20 years of experience leveraging technology across operational, digital and investment initiatives to her role as CTO. She has served as a senior Chief Information Officer at Deutsche Bank Americas and previously held various investment, risk and technology positions with Barclays Capital/Lehman Brothers, JP Morgan Securities and CitiGroup.


Kim Lee

Chief Financial Officer

Kim joined Global Atlantic as a founding member. As Chief Financial Officer, he is responsible for oversight of the firm’s Accounting, Actuarial, Risk Management, Corporate Development, Tax and Internal Audit departments. Previously, he worked in Goldman Sachs’ Financial Institutions Investment Banking division. Kim graduated from Brown University summa cum laude.


Paula Nelson

Co-Head, Individual Markets

Paula joined Global Atlantic from Forethought. Previously, she had served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Transamerica Capital, Inc. and Managing Director for AEGON Financial Services Group, Inc., where she was responsible for business development with AEGON’s top institutional business partners in the United States.

Dan O'Shea

Dan O’Shea

Chief Administrative Officer

Dan is responsible for all of Human Resources at Global Atlantic inclusive of talent management and recruiting, compensation, benefits, performance management and all HR needs of the business, as well as having responsibility for real estate, business resilience and security. Prior to joining Global Atlantic, he spent 12 years in Human Resources at The Hartford in roles of increasing scope and responsibility. He earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Boston College and a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Connecticut. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Hartford Public Library.


Samuel Ramos

Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel & Secretary

Samuel is General Counsel and Secretary of Global Atlantic Financial Group Limited. He is responsible for Global Atlantic’s Legal, Compliance, Corporate Governance, Regulatory and Government Affairs departments. Prior to Global Atlantic, he worked with numerous businesses in Goldman Sachs’ Securities Division. He also served as law clerk to Judge C. Arlen Beam of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals before joining the New York law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell, where he specialized in securities law.


John Rugel

Chief Operations Officer

John is responsible for oversight of Global Atlantic’s in-force and new business insurance service and operations. He served as Senior Vice President of Life and Annuity Operations at Allstate. With more than two decades in the industry, his experience spans underwriting, new business and operations leadership positions at Allstate, MetLife, American General/AIG.


Manu Sareen

President, Institutional Markets and CEO, Global Atlantic Re Limited

Manu Sareen is responsible for Institutional Markets business and mergers and acquisitions (M&A), driving company growth through reinsurance and block acquisitions. During Manu’s time leading the reinsurance effort for Global Atlantic, the company has completed more than $50 billion in reinsurance and M&A deals. Prior to the spinout of Global Atlantic, Manu was a Managing Director in the Goldman Sachs Reinsurance Group.


Philip Sherrill

Chief Strategy Officer

Phil is responsible for strategy, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, capital raising, and other corporate finance areas. Prior to assuming his current role, Phil worked closely on the company’s foundational transactions and its entry into current lines of business. A graduate of Harvard College, Phil worked in Goldman Sachs’ investment banking division before joining Goldman Sachs Reinsurance Group (GSRG), the predecessor to Global Atlantic prior to its separation in April 2013.


Dave Wilken

Co-Head, Individual Markets

Dave brings more than 30 years of experience to his role as Co-Head, Individual Markets. He is responsible for annuity and life insurance business operations, including sales, product development, new business and underwriting. Formerly President of Individual Life for Voya’s Insurance Solutions business, Dave had oversight of all Individual Life sales distribution, with a focus on growth in the accumulation and indexed market segments.


Edward Wilson

Chief Risk Officer

Edward is responsible for enterprise-wide risk governance and oversight. Previously, Edward held a variety of roles in more than 26 years at Goldman Sachs, including Global Head of Risk for the Prime Services business, oversight of risk in the Equities Division, and various trading roles in the FX, Equity Derivatives and Interest Rate Products businesses.