American Equity Investment Life Holding Company

6000 Westown Parkway West Des Moines, IA 50266
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Company Staff

Bruce D. Cheek
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Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Bruce D. Cheek is executive vice president and chief operating officer of American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company. He was named chief operating officer on January 1, 2013.
Jeffrey D. Lorenzen
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Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer
Jeffrey D. Lorenzen joined American Equity Investment Life Holding Company in February 2009 as senior vice president and chief investment officer. In this position, he is responsible for establishing the investment strategy and leading the daily investment activity on behalf of the Company.
John M. Matovina
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President & Chief Executive Officer
John M. Matovina is president and CEO, and vice chairman of the Board of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company. He was appointed President and CEO on June 27, 2012. Prior to being appointed president and CEO, he was CFO and has served as vice chairman since June 2003.
Renee D. Montz
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Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Renee D. Montz has served as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary since April 2016 and served as vice president and deputy general counsel since June 2014.
Ronald J. Grensteiner
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President, American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company
Ronald J. Grensteiner is president of American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company. He became president of the Life Company on January 1, 2009.
Ted M. Johnson
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Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
ed M. Johnson was appointed chief financial officer and treasurer on June 27, 2012. Prior to being appointed chief financial officer, he was vice president and controller of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company since August 2000.