Eric T. Steigerwalt
Executive Vice President
& Interim Chief Financial Officer
Eric T. Steigerwalt is executive vice president & interim chief financial officer for MetLife, Inc. Appointed to this position in November 2011, Steigerwalt currently oversees all financial management matters for MetLife, including financial reporting, treasury, corporate actuarial, risk management, tax, investor relations as well as mergers and acquisitions. In January 2012, Steigerwalt was named head of MetLife's U.S. retail business, overseeing the company's annuity and individual life insurance businesses as well as retail distribution for auto and homeowners insurance.
Prior to his current role, Steigerwalt was chief financial officer for MetLife’s U.S. Business organization since August 2009. In this role, he was responsible for the financial management of MetLife’s domestic insurance, retirement, corporate benefit funding and auto & home businesses.
Beginning in April 2007, Steigerwalt was MetLife’s treasurer responsible for managing the company’s liquidity and capital positions, risk-based capital analysis, capital planning, cash management and investor and rating agency relations.
From 2003 to 2007, Steigerwalt was chief financial officer for MetLife’s Individual Business. In this role, he had responsibility for the division’s financial plan, earnings analysis, pricing oversight, expense management, distribution finance and financial projections.
Previously, Steigerwalt was vice president, investor relations and was heavily involved in the company’s initial public offering in 2000. Prior to MetLife’s IPO, he managed many of the operational aspects of MetLife’s demutualization and coordinated financial management initiatives in preparation for public company financial reporting.
Before joining MetLife, Steigerwalt was vice president of Investor Relations at the Equitable Companies. In this position he was responsible for the company’s interaction with the Wall Street community including equity holders, debt holders and research analysts.
Steigerwalt began his career with Fossett Corporation in 1986. He was a derivatives firm trader in addition to his role as an options specialist on the New York Stock Exchange.
Steigerwalt graduated cum laude from Drew University with a B.A. in economics.