President, Nationwide Life
Holly Snyder is President of Nationwide Life Insurance. In her current role, which she assumed in 2019, she is responsible for all aspects of the life business, including business strategy and execution, managing life sales growth and profitability, product and business development, and fundamentally transforming the life new business processes to optimize the customer experience. Holly believes that life insurance has a noble purpose and her strategic goal is to protect as many people as possible with Nationwide’s customer-focused and value-based life insurance solutions.
From 2011–2019, Holly served in a variety of leadership roles within Nationwide’s life insurance business, including chief financial officer (CFO) (2011-2018), Vice President (VP) of New Business Operations (2016-2019), and VP of Product and Business Development (2018-2019), often serving dual roles.
Holly’s professional experience includes leading and operating businesses in multiple industries and in all stages of business maturity – innovation, start-up, acquisition and integration, maintenance and optimization, and divestiture. She is recognized for her vision and strategic agility, energy, execution, team building, and talent development competencies. She also has expertise in business transformation, financial management, and process design and improvement.
Past roles include VP, Business Excellence for Nationwide where she developed a new business process improvement capability for the enterprise. She created and served as President of Nationwide Better Health since the company’s inception in 2006 through 2009. Prior to this role, Holly was VP and CFO of Business Development and Performance Management with Nationwide Strategic Investments. Holly rejoined Nationwide in 2003 from GE Financial Assurance, where she was Senior Vice President, Product Management and led the variable annuity and income lines of business. She began her career as an accounting and auditing professional at KPMG.
Holly is Vice President of the Board of Trustees for the Central Ohio Ronald McDonald House Charities and also serves on their Executive and Finance Committees. She holds an MBA from Capital University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Franklin University. Holly is also a Certified Public Accountant and holds FINRA Series 6 and 26 registrations.