Team

Our Leadership Team

Dedication to serving our policyholders starts at the top.
We strive to set standards of excellence for our entire organization.

Phillip J. Gass
Chief Executive Officer

Phillip Gass is chief executive officer of Nassau Re and The Phoenix Companies, Inc. He is responsible for leading the strategy and day-to-day activities of Nassau Re and its subsidiaries. Learn more.

Kostas Cheliotis
General Counsel

Kostas Cheliotis is chief operating officer and general counsel of Nassau Re and general counsel of The Phoenix Companies, Inc. He is responsible for strategy, operations and legal affairs of Nassau Re and its subsidiaries. Learn more.

Jody A. Beresin
Chief Administrative Officer

Jody Beresin is chief administrative officer of The Phoenix Companies, Inc. She is responsible for Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Marketing and Corporate Services. Learn more.

Thomas M. Buckingham, FSA
Chief Operating Officer

Thomas Buckingham is Chief Operating Officer of The Phoenix Companies, Inc, responsible for all product- and service-related functions including product development, product implementation and operations. Learn more.

Robert J. Lombardi, FSA Chief Actuary

Robert Lombardi is chief actuary of The Phoenix Companies, Inc., responsible for managing actuarial risks, evaluating product and capital strategies, and assessing transactions. Learn more.

Ernest McNeill Jr., CPA, CFA
Chief Financial Officer

Ernest McNeill is chief financial officer of The Phoenix Companies, Inc. He is responsible for all financial management and oversight. Learn more.

Gina Collopy O'Connell, FSA
Chief Risk Officer

Gina Collopy O’Connell is chief risk officer of The Phoenix Companies, Inc. She is responsible for overall leadership and direction for enterprise risk management. Learn more.

Christopher M. Wilkos, CFA
Chief Investment Officer

Christopher Wilkos is chief investment officer of Nassau Asset Management, LLC (NAMCO), an affiliate that manages the assets for all Nassau Re subsidiaries including The Phoenix Companies, Inc. Learn more.

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