Michael W. Mahaffey is Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer of Nationwide. In this role, Mike leads the development, communication and coordinated execution of enterprise, business unit and corporate function strategies to fulfill Nationwide’s mission and vision. Mike is also responsible for driving growth through mergers and acquisitions, innovation, venture investments, strategic partnerships, joint ventures and strategic business development, including the Nationwide pet business.
Mike joined Nationwide in 2005 and has served as associate vice president, vice president, and senior vice president of enterprise risk and capital management functions. He was named Chief Risk Officer in 2008, and 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 dedicates time toward advancing sound risk management practices within the insurance industry as Chairman of the Board of the Risk Institute at The Ohio State University and founding Chairman, Governance Committee Chairman, and member of the Executive Committee of the North American Chief Risk Officer Council, a group of chief risk officers of the largest insurers in the United States, Canada and Bermuda. Mike also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus where he is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.
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.