Brian Winikoff is Senior Executive Vice President and Head of U.S. Life, Retirement and Wealth Management for AXA Financial, Inc. He is also Senior Executive Director and Head of U.S. Life, Retirement, Wealth Management for AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company and a member of the company’s Executive Committee.
Prior to joining AXA in 2016, Mr. Winikoff served as President and CEO of Crump Life Insurance Services, the leading independent distributor of life insurance and related products in the United States. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Crump Group, Inc., which held three businesses: Crump Life Insurance Services, Crump Property and Casualty Insurance Services (a leading P&C wholesale broker) and Ascensus (a leading retirement plan administrator). Brian joined Crump’s predecessor in 2002 as the head of the investor relations, financial planning, and strategic initiatives groups.
Prior to joining Crump, Mr. Winikoff served in a variety of senior management positions at Hughes Electronics and Loudcloud, Inc., after beginning his career as an investment banker with Salomon Brothers, Inc.
Mr. Winikoff is a graduate of Brown University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Economics.