President and Chief Executive Officer
Pacific Life Insurance Company
University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
B.S., mathematics, actuarial science and statistics
Mr. Button is president and chief executive officer of Pacific Life Insurance Company. He is the 15th chief executive officer in the company’s more than 150-year history.
Mr. Button joined Pacific Life in 2017 as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) where he was responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s corporate and financial strategies, as well as the corporate finance, internal audit, enterprise risk management, and corporate development functions. Additionally, Mr. Button oversaw Pacific Life’s investment organization, which manages the general account assets and is responsible for Pacific Life’s institutional business.
On April 1, 2022, Mr. Button became Pacific Life’s president and chief executive officer.
Prior to joining Pacific Life, Mr. Button was with Aegon for 17 years where he most recently served as CFO and member of the Executive Board of Aegon N.V. He also previously served as head of Aegon N.V.’s corporate financial center, CFO of Aegon’s U.S. subsidiary Transamerica, and as chairman for the company’s Canadian operations.
Mr. Button began his career at Mutual Life Insurance Co. of Canada and is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), a fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA), a member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA), and a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands.
Mr. Button represents Pacific Life at the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), the primary trade association for the life insurance and retirement security industry, which liaises with members of Congress, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, and other key policymakers and influencers on matters of importance to our industry. At the ACLI, Mr. Button serves on the CEO Steering Committee on Consumer Issues, the CEO Steering Committee on Prudential Issues, and the CEO Steering Committee on Taxation.
Mr. Button is the chairman of the Pacific Life Foundation.
For more than 150 years, Pacific Life has helped millions of individuals and families with their financial needs through a wide range of life insurance products, annuities, and mutual funds, and offers a variety of investment products and services to individuals, businesses, and pension plans. Whether your goal is to protect loved ones or grow your assets for retirement, Pacific Life offers innovative products and services that provide value and financial security for current and future generations. Pacific Life counts more than half of the 100 largest U.S. companies as its clients and has been named one of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute. For additional company information, including current financial strength ratings, visit www.PacificLife.com.
Pacific Life refers to Pacific Life Insurance Company and its affiliates, including Pacific Life & Annuity Company. Client count as of June 2021 is compiled by Pacific Life using the 2021 FORTUNE 500® list.