New York Life Direct Risk Officer #79867


Date: Nov 30, 2018

Location: Tampa, FL, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co


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The NYL Direct Risk Officer will be responsible for Risk Management within NYL Direct.  This officer will be an integral member of the NYL Direct senior leadership team and will be relied on to understand the key risks facing the organization, including insurance, financial, operational and business risks.  The NYL Direct Risk Officer will need to work collaboratively with NYL Direct leadership, NYL’s Insurance and Agency Group (IAG) Risk Management office and Risk Officers from around the organization to deliver innovative solutions to complex risk issues.  Decisions made will have an impact within NYL Direct and across the broader organization.



  • Member of the NYL Direct senior leadership team expected to bring a risk perspective to strategic discussions and tactical issues. Work closely with IAG’s Risk Management office and serves as a liaison between NYL Direct and the broader risk management organization.
  • Work with the various NYL Direct business units and functional areas to assess risks and develop mitigating strategies.  Act as a liaison between the business and broader enterprise-wide risk management programs that are being implemented.
  • Perform detailed risk assessments of the NYL Direct organization, drive the on-going NYL Direct risk self-assessment for insurance, financial, operational and business risks.  Initial emphasis will be on operational risks, with the potential to take on informal oversight of other control functions.
  • Develop and report on key NYL Direct risk metrics on a regular basis
  • Represent NYL Direct in supporting IAG’s Risk Management office in various risk analyses. 
  • Evaluate emerging risks and stay abreast of industry developments, current events and industry best practices that might impact the organization.
  • Represent NYL Direct, or ensure proper representation, on various company-wide committees and working groups to address specific risks, e.g. fraud risk.
  • Oversee the maintenance and compliance with business continuity and record retention plans for NYL Direct.
  • Implement Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) tool within the business unit.
  • Collaborate and work with other second line of defense functions and senior business leaders to:
    • develop and timely implement policies, procedures and controls designed to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations and risk management standards; and
    • create and perform scheduled testing to measure adherence with such policies, procedures and controls.
  • Reporting structure:
    • Reports directly to IAG’s Strategic Insurance Businesses Chief Risk Officer, Nicholas Pasyanos
    • Reports on a dotted line basis to NYL Direct Business Head, Alison Micucci
    • Position located in Tampa, FL
  • Help promote a strong risk culture of integrity, transparency, accountability, collaboration and continuous improvement.



  • Minimum of 6 years relevant life insurance or related business experience
  • Relevant certifications preferred (FRM, PRM or CERA)
  • Superior communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to influence others
  • Able to stay abreast of multiple issues, knowing when appropriate to perform a deeper analysis
  • Strong technical, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a broader team
  • Inquisitive by nature with a willingness to take on new challenges






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