JJ Perez named leader of Nationwide Corporate Solutions
Nationwide announced that Juan José (JJ) Perez, J.D., has been named leader of Corporate Solutions, a portfolio of business that includes the Nationwide Business Solutions Group (Corporate-Owned Life Insurance and Bank-Owned Life Insurance), Pension Risk Transfer, Nationwide Securities, LLC, Securities-backed Lending and Nationwide Specialty Insurance.
“JJ’s proven leadership combined with his entrepreneurial mindset, business expertise, and knowledge of the financial services industry make him uniquely qualified to lead this important portfolio of businesses,” said John Carter, President and COO for Nationwide Financial. “His professional background, innovative thinking, and passion for the business – combined with his training as a corporate attorney – will help Corporate Solutions build on its already strong foundation.”
Since joining Nationwide in 2009, Perez has served in leadership roles of increasing accountability across Nationwide Financial Operations, Finance and Strategy, beginning as a fellow in the General Counsel Rotation Program. Prior to this announcement, he served as Vice President of Nationwide Financial Finance, in which he leads a team of over 100 associates who provide financial performance management and analysis, financial operations, sales compensation and strategic consulting in support of Nationwide Financial’s businesses.
Previously, Perez served as Associate Vice President for Retirement Plans Finance and as Chief of Staff to the President of Nationwide Financial, where he helped lead key strategic projects across Nationwide Financial. He also was a leader in Retirement Plans Operations and the Office of Corporate Strategy, where he provided strategic planning for Nationwide Financial life and annuities businesses and made research-based recommendations for capitalizing on shifts in the competitive environment.
Prior to joining Nationwide, Perez worked at Sypherlink Inc., where he played a critical role in building the foundation for a start-up software company. Perez received his Juris Doctor-J.D. from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, and holds a dual Bachelor of Science degree in computer information systems and business administration from Lee University in Tennessee.
In addition to his commitment to driving results, Perez also is passionate about improving communities and serving individuals in need. He is the co-executive sponsor of Nationwide’s National Latino Alliance (NLA) Associate Resource Group and serves on a number of local Board of Directors.