Mark Hug is a recognized business leader who has shaped the life insurance industry over the last four decades. He is best known for his candid and bold thought leadership across a broad spectrum of specialties within the financial services industry. Throughout his distinguished career he held senior leadership positions in global fortune companies including Transamerica, Aetna, AXA, and Prudential.
In 2017, Mark started his own consulting firm, Hug Consulting and works closely with several firms as a senior advisor. His expertise in actuarial science, product development, life distribution, multicultural marketing, advanced sales, and digital marketing allows him to add value to insurtech, life carriers, and a variety of distributors.
Mark gained much of this experience and skillset while an EVP at Prudential. There he held positions heading up distribution, marketing, and product for its life division. As distribution head, Mark grew Prudential’s brokerage operation into one of the largest in the industry through unique strategies designed to foster relationships and support. As Prudential’s CMO, Mark was recognized in 2014 when Forbes named him one of the 50 most influential global Chief Marketing Officers of 2014 based on digital sharing and generating reaction. Finally, as product head, Mark pioneered instant issue full underwriting via data analytics and created the first ever fully digital life insurance product.
Mark earned a B.A. degree in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. He is also an active participant in industry events, including the American College, AALU, LIMRA, NAILBA and the ACLI.