John Hancock names Hector Martinez Head of Insurance

John Hancock, along with its Toronto-based parent company Manulife, announced Hector Martinez joins the company today as its new Head of Insurance.

Martinez joins John Hancock from Equitable where he led all aspects of the company’s individual life insurance business, including new business development, underwriting, and life insurance product development and distribution. Before Equitable, Martinez served for over a decade in leadership positions at Crump Life Insurance Services.

“When it came to finding a new leader for our insurance business, it was essential that the person have the right combination of industry experience and acumen alongside a proven track record of innovation. As we grow our business, deliver on our digital ambitions, and help our customers live longer, healthier, better lives, we know Hector will champion future-forward thinking that will help us further reshape and digitize our business and our industry. Hector also shares not just our commitment to excellence but also our steadfast commitment to our distribution model. We’re excited to see the momentum he will bring to help strengthen our existing distribution relationships while also fostering new ones.” – Brooks Tingle, president and CEO, John Hancock.

A graduate of Lehigh University, Martinez brings decades of insurance industry experience to John Hancock. In his new role, he will support and build upon John Hancock’s long-standing distribution relationships, top-flight products and underwriting expertise, and the company’s leadership in behavioral insurance.

Martinez will report to Tingle and serve on John Hancock’s U.S. Leadership Team, as well as Manulife’s Global Leadership Team.