Gary Hoberman, Founder / CEO

Gary Hoberman is a finance and tech industry chief executive and has been innovating and bringing to market transformative solutions for top financial institutions for 24 years. Most recently, Gary was Executive Vice President and Global CIO for MetLife, overseeing technology across 47 countries.  In this role, he managed a $1.2 billion budget and over 10,000 resources.  He led transformational programs to improve insurance product sales, reduce spend and cost ratios, and retain development talent.  In his 5-year tenure, his most notable accomplishment was the deployment of digital solutions that resulted in a $500 million increase in sales to clients including the largest global bank and pension fund.

Gary has seven patents, six of which are still in use in the finance industry today.  His most recent patent for MetLife Infinity won 15 Industry awards, including first place for “Best Use of Digital,” beating out Amazon and Sony.  Gary has been featured as a thought leader in major national publications including Fortune, Forbes, and Financial Times.  He was called the “New Face of Thought Leadership” by CEB. Gary served on the Board of Directors at Acord Inc., and was a strategic advisor to Guidewire and a member of their Research Board.

Past Positions

  • EVP & CIO at MetLife
  • MD & Global Head of Solutions Development at Citi
  • Vice President at Salomon Smith Barney
  • Assistant Treasurer at Bankers Trust
  • Adjunct Professor at New York University