President, Nationwide Annuity
Eric Henderson is president of Nationwide Financial’s Annuity business segment. He was elected to this position in October 2019, making him accountable for the financial health and strategic direction of Nationwide’s individual annuity business representing approximately $100 billion in assets.
In this position, Eric oversees all aspects of the company’s individual annuity segment, including product innovation, sales and distribution, executing strategic initiatives, driving strategic positioning and product development, managing profitability, and overseeing business operations.
Prior to his current role, Eric was Senior Vice President of Individual Products and Solutions, representing both individual life and annuity segments. He began his career at Nationwide as an Actuarial Assistant in 1985 and spent much of his career as an actuary in Individual Annuities. Since that time, Eric has held positions of increasing responsibility, including Senior Vice President of the Individual Investments (Annuity) Group, Senior Actuarial Officer for both Retail Sales Support and Individual Variable Annuities, Vice President and Product Manager for Individual Variable Annuities and Income Products, and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Individual Investments Group.
Eric earned both his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in mathematics from The Ohio State University and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.
Eric serves as a board member on the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI), The Institutes RiskStream Collaborative™ Life & Annuity Advisory Board and the BalletMet Board of Trustees.