National Guardian Life Insurance Company has made two high-level hires.
One will help the Madison, Wisconsin-based insurer build a new dental and vision plan business.
Another will bring in a high-profile investment manager.
NGL has brought in John Horbal to be vice president of financial planning and analysis, and chief financial officer of BrightBenefits.
BrightBenefits is the new, national dental and vision business.
NGL is establishing that business with capital from Federal Life Group Inc., an affiliate of Insurance Capital Group.
Horbal previously was vice president of financial planning and analysis at Foresters Financial.
Before that, he was a senior director of asset management at TIAA CREF.
Horbal has a bachelor’s degree in business from William Paterson University of New Jersey.
NGL has hired another executive, Timothy Matson, to be a senior vice president and chief investment officer.
Matson previously was executive vice president and chief investment officer at Reinsurance Group of America Inc., a life reinsure with a $52 billion global asset portfolio.
Before that, Matson was chief investment officer at Cathay Conning Asset Management.
Matson has a bachelor’s degree in history from Cornell University and a master’s degree in business from Cornell.
NGL has also:
Promoted Nancy Stoddard to senior vice president, chief financial officer and chief actuary, from chief actuary.
Hired CJ Tao joins to be a vice president andcorporate controller. Tao previously was director of finance, enterprise risk management and capital finance at Quartz Health Solutions.