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Eric Henderson

SVP, Life Insurance and Annuities

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Eric S. Henderson is senior vice president and leader of the Individual Products & Solutions segment of Nationwide Financial. Prior to this position, Henderson was senior vice president of the Individual Investments Group. He was elected to his current position in October of 2011, making him accountable for the financial health of Nationwide’s individual annuity and life segments representing over $60 billion in assets and reserves, and $120 billion of insurance in-force.

In this position, Eric is responsible for all aspects of the life and annuity segments, including product innovation, managing profitability, executing strategic initiatives, driving strategic positioning and product development, and overseeing business operations.

Eric 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 actuarial officer for Retail Sales Support and Individual Variable Annuities, Vice President and Product Manager for Individual Variable Annuities and Income Products, and Vice President and CFO of the Individual Investments Group.

Eric holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in mathematics from The Ohio State University and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. Eric also serves on the Thurber House Board of Trustees.