Alan Colberg is president and chief executive officer of Assurant, Inc., and a director of the company's board of directors. He was named president Sept. 16, 2014, and assumed the role of CEO and director on Jan. 1, 2015.
Mr. Colberg is responsible for building a stronger Assurant for the future and driving profitable growth that leads to outperformance for Assurant’s customers, employees and shareholders. Under his leadership, in April 2015, Assurant realigned its business strategy to build upon its core capabilities and further capitalize on global trends in the housing and lifestyle protection markets. The strategy includes a sharper focus on understanding consumers in order to deliver integrated products and services that address their needs and generate opportunities for growth.
Mr. Colberg champions innovation and an “enterprise mindset” of working collaboratively across the organization in order to better serve customers around the world.
Previously, Mr. Colberg served as Assurant's executive vice president of marketing and business development, managing Assurant strategy development and overseeing marketing, mergers and acquisitions, business growth and innovation initiatives. He played an integral role in supporting strategies that helped reposition the company for profitable growth after the financial crisis.
Before joining Assurant in March 2011, Mr. Colberg was a consultant for Bain & Company, Inc., for 22 years, serving as an advisor to Assurant during much of this time. While at Bain he founded and then led Bain’s Atlanta office for more than a decade and served as Bain’s global practice leader for Financial Services.
Mr. Colberg is a passionate advocate for education initiatives and has supported strengthening the company’s commitment to financial literacy. This has led Assurant to launch financial education initiatives for employees within the company and strengthen its commitment to helping future generations succeed. As a trustee of the Assurant Foundation, he has overseen an increased commitment to Junior Achievement in Georgia. Assurant also partners with JA across the country through volunteerism and donations.
Mr. Colberg was elected to CarMax’s board of directors in October 2015, and chairs the company’s Nominating and Governance Committee. In addition, he is a member of the Business Roundtable and the Wall Street Journal CEO Council. Previously he served on the boards of the Woodruff Arts Center, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and as chairman of the board of the Atlanta International School.
In 2010, Consulting Magazine named him one of the world's top 25 consultants, recognizing him for demonstrated excellence in the financial services sector.
Mr. Colberg holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in accounting and finance with highest honors from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.