Senior Advisor

Mark Hug, is a Senior Advisor for GDM on business development and strategy.  Mark is a former EVP and CMO of Prudential Life.  He is a recognized business leader who has shaped the life insurance industry over the last three decades. His work has been highlighted in interviews and articles that have been published in trade and industry publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Bests Review.

Mark is best known for his candid and bold thought leadership across a broad spectrum of specialties within the financial services industry. Throughout his distinguished 35-year career, he held senior leadership positions in global fortune companies including Transamerica, Aetna, AXA and, most recently Prudential, where in his capacity as EVP he built the largest life insurance brokerage distribution operation in the U.S.

As Senior Advisor for GDM, Mark brings his expertise in diversity and inclusion, cultural competency, distribution, product development & innovation, actuarial services and the future of the industry. He is a main platform speaker and enlightens financial services leaders on maximizing their sales in the “Changing Face of America” marketplace.

Mark holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and is a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He has also made extensive contributions in the non-profit world, including serving as key advisor to the University of Connecticut’s Actuarial Research facility, the Goldenson Center.