Michael W. Mahaffey is Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer of Nationwide. In this role, Mike leads the development of enterprise, business unit and corporate function strategies to fulfill Nationwide’s mission and vision. Mike also has responsibility for a portfolio of strategic growth capabilities for Nationwide, including Innovation and Digital, Mergers and Acquisitions, Venture Capital, Affinity Relationships, Strategic Partnerships, and Nationwide Pet.
Mike joined Nationwide in 2005 and was named Enterprise Chief Risk Officer in 2008 and Enterprise Chief Strategy Officer in 2014. Prior to joining Nationwide, Mike was a member of Deloitte Consulting's strategy and operations group where his practice areas included finance, strategy, operations, risk and capital management, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to Deloitte, Mike held several positions in corporate finance and financial systems management.
Mike is currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Center of Science and Industry (COSI), one of the nation’s leading science museums. Mike was the founding chairman of both the Risk Institute at The Ohio State University and the North American Chief Risk Officer Council and has also served as the Vice Chairman of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.
Mike holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in finance and corporate strategy from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in accounting from Pepperdine University. As an adjunct professor at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, Mike has taught both undergraduate and graduate level courses on risk and capital management.
Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the United States. Nationwide is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. An industry leader in driving customer-focused innovation, Nationwide provides a full range of insurance and financial services products including auto, business, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities, mutual funds and ETFs; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance.