James Galli joined Legal & General America (LGA) in 2016 as Executive Vice President, Business Strategy & Innovation. Jim is responsible for creating new capabilities to support organizational growth and financial returns. Collaborating with colleagues from Legal & General Group, Legal & General Investment Management America, and Legal & General Retirement America, Jim leads the LGA sales and marketing team, and is responsible for developing strategies to expand LGA's product portfolio and broaden distribution. Jim is a director on the boards of Banner Life Insurance Company and William Penn Life Insurance Company of New York.
Jim brings with him an extensive background of over 30 years in the domestic and international life insurance industries. His experience includes over 12 years with MassMutual serving in various executive roles within the life, annuity, and disability areas. This was followed by nearly 11 years at AIG (both within the US and abroad) where he focused on new business development, strategic marketing, and product management. In 2011, Jim joined MetLife where he was responsible for establishing best practice strategies within the international business lines. In 2012, Jim established the US-sponsored direct business which centered on meeting the protection needs of the middle market. Prior to joining LGA, Jim served as Senior Vice President, Innovation and Partnerships, within MetLife Direct. He was responsible for managing B2B distribution and third-party marketing partnerships, executing customer cross-sell strategies, and launching an innovation lab designed to "incubate" new products, technologies, channels, and partnerships.