Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer , MassMutual Financial Group
Roger W. Crandall is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts. Prior to being named Chairman, Mr. Crandall served as President and CEO effective January 1, 2010, and before that, served as President and Chief Operating officer.
Mr. 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 Executive Vice President and Chief Investment
Officer of MassMutual. In addition, he was appointed Co-Chief Operating Officer 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 Services, Retirement Income and Financial Products businesses. Mr. Crandall was named President and Chief Operating Officer in December 2008, at which point he joined the Board of Directors. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Council of Life Insurers and the Wharton Board of Leadership Advisors. Mr. Crandall also serves on the CEO Roundtable, the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership and the Massachusetts Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors.
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 with honors from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.