AXA Equitable / Redefining Standards
Andrew McMahon, President- AXA Equitable
One of the most exciting things about working at AXA Equitable is the number of opportunities there are within the company – it is absolutely a company where you can build a career. I, myself, joined AXA Equitable eight years ago, and in that time have had multiple roles. The ability to grow and shape my career, along with a strong commitment to the purpose of the Life Insurance industry, is part of what has kept me at AXA Equitable. Follow NYU Wasserman center’s Twitter feed, @NYUWassEmployer, on March 1st as Nicole Pesce gives a first-hand look at what it means to work at AXA Equitable and what it means to work for a company committed to building talent from within.
I joined AXA Equitable in 2005 to launch our Strategic Initiatives Group and later that year also took on the responsibilities of chief operating officer for AXA Advisors, an affiliate of AXA Equitable and our retail distribution arm (AXA Advisors, LLC, member SIPC). Today, I am president of AXA Equitable and have responsibility for the company’s Financial Protection & Wealth Management business, including life insurance manufacturing, marketing, distribution and in-force management. While my primary focus is on growing our US business, I also take advantage of working for a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest global insurers through my position on AXA Group’s Global Life and Savings board, which allows me to work with colleagues around the globe. I am proud to say that I am not the only example of talent built from within AXA Equitable. At AXA Equitable, we realize that our most valuable asset is our people and we are committed to making sure that we provide an environment where top talent can truly build a career.
Nicole is another example of talent built from within. Her career at AXA Equitable began in August 2007 when she joined the At Retirement® team, a division of the firm that concentrates on understanding and meeting the retirement needs of the Baby Boomer generation. Since then, Nicole has focused on leading two main initiatives as part of AXA Advisors. Through the Education & Advice Program of AXA Private Markets, a division of AXA Advisors, Nicole is part of a team that partners with corporate clients to deliver educational workshops to employees and offer them the opportunity to meet with financial professionals. Nicole has also launched the first social media program aimed at helping AXA Advisors financial professionals use LinkedIn and Facebook to stay in touch with their clients and online communities. Nicole graduated from Rutgers University in 2003 with a BA in History/French. In 2009, she completed the Global Professional’s MBA with concentrations in Finance and Accounting from Fordham University.
AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company NY, NY (AXA Equitable) is a member of the global AXA Group and is a premier provider of life insurance, annuities and related financial services. Our commitment to our employees has been recognized and awarded by prestigious organizations such as the Human Rights Campaign, Working Mother magazine, Women President’s Educational Organization, and Equal Opportunity Magazine. In 2012, each of these organizations recognized AXA Equitable as a Top 50 or Top 25 employer in their respective field. Please visit axa-equitable.com or follow us on Facebook for more information on our Company and our commitment to our employees. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.