“Successful leaders have one thing in common: They see strategic choices that others do not.”
– Ron Ridlehuber, CLU, FLMI, LLIF / Retired President and CEO of two leading life insurance companies
Ron is a 40-year veteran in the life insurance industry, including serving as President and CEO of two leading insurance companies, Ron’s strategic and leadership insights are now available for Red Flag clients. Ron brings his expertise in leadership development, corporate culture shaping, organizational alignment and sustainable sales growth strategies to create an action plan that is tailor made for each client.
Ron has spent the majority of his career in corporate offices of major life insurance companies. An alumnus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Ron started his career with Southland Life Insurance Company (now a subsidiary of ING) in their Marketing Department. Through the next 17 years, Ron advanced to the position of Vice President, Sales with Southland.
As a result of his success with Southland, Ron was offered a position of Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Jefferson-Pilot Life Insurance Company in Greensboro, North Carolina. Under Ron’s leadership, Jefferson-Pilot made the transition from a relatively small regional company to a prominent national provider of life and annuity products.
In 1998, Ron returned to his native Texas as President and CEO of American General Life Insurance Company in Houston. Ron remained at American General until shortly after they were acquired by AIG.
Following a year as a consultant, Ron returned to insurance company leadership when he accepted the position of President and COO of North American Company for Life and Health in Chicago. Ron is now a Principal with Red Flag, a national consulting and coaching firm dedicated to providing client companies with proven Leadership, Sales Performance Improvement and Organizational Alignment Programs.