Bob Kerzner is currently a consultant at Robert Kerzner LLC. As former president and CEO of LIMRA, LOMA and their parent organization, LL Global, Inc., Bob led the world’s largest association of life insurance and financial services companies. In 2010, he led the merger of LIMRA and LOMA, which together represent more than 1,200 members across 64 countries, including most of the world’s largest life insurance companies. As the trusted source for industry knowledge, financial services companies look to LIMRA and LOMA for their research, training and development needs. Under his leadership, LIMRA and LOMA exhibited record growth and profitability.
Before joining LIMRA in 2004, Kerzner was executive vice president and head of the individual life division of Hartford Life, Inc. Under his leadership, the division experienced dramatic growth and record financial performance. Kerzner also led The Hartford into affiliated distribution with the acquisition of Woodbury Financial Services, a national broker-dealer organization with more than 1,800 independent representatives. Kerzner served as president of Woodbury following the acquisition. Kerzner’s career with The Hartford spanned 30 years from 1974 to 2004. In his first 20 years, he established performance records in field sales and management, before moving to senior management.
Kerzner is a leading voice in the life insurance, retirement and financial services industry, recently speaking at events held by the Department of Treasury’s Federal Insurance Office (FIO), the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), and Life Insurance Commission of New York (LICONY). Kerzner was the recipient of the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Round Table of New York, one of the nation’s most prestigious leadership organizations, and named one of the top 24 most creative people in insurance by National Underwriter. He is regularly sought out by leading national publications, like the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and USA Today, as well as a host of trade and other business media outlets, to provide insight into industry issues and trends.
Kerzner is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University.