Brian Winikoff, new President and Chief Executive Officer of MIB Group, Inc. Brian Winikoff (Credit: MIB)

The board of MIB Group Inc. has picked Brian Winikoff to succeed Lee Oliphant as the organization’s president and chief executive officer.

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MIB is an insurance company-owned consortium that helps life insurers and health insurers share and analyze data used in insurance underwriting.

Oliphant, who is retiring, began working for MIB as its chief financial officer in 1999. He has been the president and chief executive officer of the Braintree, Massachusetts-based group since 2011.

Winikoff has a bachelor’s degree in mathematical economics from Brown University.

He started out as an investment banker with Salomon Brothers, and he later was president of Crump Life Insurance Services. From 2016 through 2018, he was head of the head of life, retirement and wealth management unit at AXA US.

While at AXA US, Wernikoff served on the board of LL Global, the parent of LIMRA, LOMA and the Secure Retirement Institute.

Jim Hohmann, chairman of the MIB board, said in a comment about Winikoff’s hiring that the board chose him after conducting a disciplined and extensive search.

Hohmann praised Oliphant’s work at MIB.

Oliphant helped MIB add value-added service, such as tools for pulling data in from electronic health records.

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