Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Pacific Life Insurance Company
University of California, Santa Barbara
B.S., business economics
Mr. Griggs was promoted to chief operating officer (COO) in January 2017. He is responsible for enhancing the coordination of the company’s Life Insurance and Retirement Solutions divisions, with a focus on growth, innovation, customer strategies, and operational efficiencies. Mr. Griggs is also responsible for multi-asset and fixed income functions of the company through Pacific Life Fund Advisors, Pacific Funds, and Pacific Asset Management. Prior to his promotion to COO, he served as chief financial officer for Pacific Life since April 2012. In January 2016, he assumed responsibility for asset management and corporate development. Additionally, Mr. Griggs serves on Pacific Life’s management committee.
Mr. Griggs joined Pacific Life in 1994 as an assistant vice president in the former Institutional Products Division where he was responsible for the coordination of financial reporting and planning. In 1999, he was promoted to vice president in the Retirement Solutions Division, where he assumed responsibility for developing, directing, and managing the division’s financial, budgeting, planning, and compliance operations. Mr. Griggs was promoted to senior vice president, Finance and Compliance, in 2008 and in 2009 assumed responsibility for the oversight of the division’s two newly-formed departments: Institutional and Structured Products and Risk Management. In this capacity, he oversaw and was responsible for the development and presentation of financial results, business planning, and risk management strategies.
Prior to joining Pacific Life, Mr. Griggs worked as a certified public accountant with Deloitte & Touche specializing in the insurance and financial services industry.
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