Leadership

Pillar is founded by experienced entrepreneurs and financial services professionals with expertise in capital markets and risk management and a strong capital foundation to provide security and stability to policyholders and stakeholders.

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Wilfred Romero

Chief Executive Officer

Financial advisory and advisory professional focused on the insurance sector with expertise in GAAP and regulatory accounting, tax, regulatory, capital and reserving, cash flow modeling, asset and block sales, structured reinsurance insurance securitization, complex derivatives Has served in various roles including leadership positions at Global Bankers, Barclays, Financial Guaranty, Wachovia Securities, Benfield, Swiss Re Financial Services, Ernst & Young and New York Life Created Factor Re, a low cost and efficient financing vehicle for the embedded value in life insurance blocks

L.L.M. in Taxation from NYU, a Juris Doctor from University of Colorado, and obtained his B.A. (Honors) from Yale University

Robert S. Kiesel

Chief investment officer

Most recently was Global Head of Credit at GB Capital, LLC, the outsourced alternative credit advisor to Global Bankers Insurance Group Professional experience includes: Intermediate Capital Group (member of the US team responsible for building out the direct lending effort and raising its first US Institutional Credit Fund); Fifth Street Capital (one of the original founding partners where he raised several funds including taking the last fund public in a BDC format), and Orix USA Inc. (member of the founding Merchant Banking team) Investment experience in both sponsored and unsponsored leverage lending, throughout the capital structure including equity co-investments, across industry sectors and with multiple funding vehicles

BA in Economics from Yale University, MBA from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

John M. Ganter

Corporate development and M&A

Served as President of Factor Re and was EVP of Insurance M&A Distribution for Eli Global where he identified acquisition targets and built distribution with the life, annuity and limited health segment Currently serves as President of Pendleton GroupGraduate of Mercer University

Adam Litke

Chief Operating Officer

Adam Litke served most recently as the President of Bridger Insurance Technology.  Prior to this he was the Head of Enterprise Risk Services for Bloomberg.  He over three decades of risk management and technology experience including serving as Market, Counterparty, Country and Model Risk, and risk Modelling for Wachovia and Wells Fargo.  Before that Adam worked for Barclays Bank, PLC as the head of Market Risk in the Americas and head of Market Risk for Global Financing.  Adam also served as the Global Head of Market Risk for Swiss Re Financial Products, and spent several years in various management roles with BNP Paribas.

Holds an MA in Mathematics from Columbia University and an AB in Mathematics from Harvard University.


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