Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer , MassMutual Financial Group
Roger W. Crandall first joined MassMutual in 1988 and spent the first 12 years of his career in the company’s Investment Management Department. In 2000, he joined Babson Capital Management LLC, a MassMutual subsidiary. In 2002, he was named Managing Director at Babson Capital and head of the company’s Corporate Bond Management, Public Bond Trading and Institutional Fixed Income units. In June 2005, Mr. Crandall was appointed Chairman of Babson Capital and EVP and Chief Investment Officer of MassMutual. He was appointed Co-COO of MassMutual in June 2007. In this role he was accountable for Babson Capital and two other MassMutual subsidiaries – Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC and Baring Asset Management Limited – as well as MassMutual’s Retirement and Financial Products businesses. Mr. Crandall was named president and COO in December 2008, at which point he joined the board of directors and also gained oversight of MassMutual’s domestic insurance business – which includes the company’s core product, whole life insurance – Enterprise Technology Organization and MassMutual International LLC. Mr. Crandall, a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), is a graduate of the University of Vermont with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He earned his MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.