Mr. Christopher J. Swift, CPA, is a Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., Hartford Financial Services, Inc. and Hartford Life Insurance Co. and a Member at Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, Council on Foreign Relations, Inc., International Insurance Society, Inc., The Business Council, The Business Roundtable, The Financial Services Roundtable and The Geneva Association.
He is on the Board of Directors at Catalyst, Inc., Insurance Information Institute and Marquette University.
He is responsible for the Hartford's strategy and growth, its capital allocation and the company’s performance, culture and leadership. Mr. Swift focuses The Hartford’s portfolio of businesses, completed the company’s exit from the run-off life and annuity business, and transformed the operations of the company.
Mr. Swift joined The Hartford in March 2010 as executive vice president and chief financial officer. In that position, he played a central role in the company’s strategic transformation, strengthening the balance sheet and creating greater capital flexibility. Previously, he held senior leadership and finance roles at American International Group (AIG).
He began his career as a certified public accountant at KPMG LLP focused on financial services, and was eventually appointed head of the Global Insurance Industry Practice.
He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Marquette University.