Dave Wilken joins Global Atlantic to lead life insurance business

DES MOINES, IOWA — Global Atlantic Financial Group, a leading U.S.-focused retirement, life insurance and reinsurance company, recently announced the hiring of Dave Wilken as President of their Des Moines-based life insurance business. Wilken joins Global Atlantic from Voya, where he served more than 20 years in various leadership roles, most recently as President of Individual Life.

Wilken will relocate from Minneapolis to Des Moines, where he will oversee all aspects of Global Atlantic’s traditional life insurance business.

“Dave’s strong leadership and diverse insurance expertise make him ideally suited to lead our life insurance business,” said Rob Arena, President of Retirement and Life. “We are excited about the growth prospects for our life insurance business and fortunate to have a talented executive in Dave to drive this effort.”

Prior to leading the business as President of Individual Life at Voya, Wilken was President of Life Sales for three years. He was responsible for the leadership and management of all Individual Life sales distribution channels with a focus on growth in the accumulation and indexed market segments.

“I have been very impressed with Global Atlantic’s strategy and growth, as well as the experience and talent of the people there,” Wilken said. “I am happy to be part of the team, building on Global Atlantic’s product strength and distribution relationships.”

Global Atlantic insures the largest block of indexed universal life insurance in the marketplace. Accordia Life and Annuity Company issues indexed universal life, universal life and term life insurance for Global Atlantic, which distributes through independent agents across the United States.

Wilken will assume his new role as of December 12, 2016, replacing Mike Miller, who accepted an offer to become President of a large independent life insurance and annuity distributor based in Kansas.


About Global Atlantic

Global Atlantic Financial Group, through its subsidiaries, offers a broad range of retirement, life and reinsurance products designed to help our customers address financial challenges with confidence. A variety of options help Americans customize a strategy to fulfill their protection, accumulation, income, wealth transfer and end-of-life needs.

Global Atlantic was founded at Goldman Sachs in 2004 and separated as an independent company in 2013. Its success is driven by a unique heritage that combines deep product and distribution knowledge with insightful investment and risk management, alongside a strong financial foundation.


Global Atlantic Financial Group (Global Atlantic) is the marketing name for Global Atlantic Financial Group Limited and its subsidiaries, including Accordia Life and Annuity Company, Commonwealth Annuity and Life Insurance Company, Forethought Life Insurance Company and Global Atlantic Re Limited. Each subsidiary is responsible for its own financial and contractual obligations.