Donald Metz is a vice president of research and consulting at Novarica, with a focus on transformational enterprise technology initiatives in the life and annuity industries. Prior to joining Novarica, Metz’s career at Prudential included roles as VP of IT Program Management responsible for delivering the portfolio of technology projects in the Individual Life Insurance Division. Metz also has broad experience across the life insurance business with prior roles leading large scale back office operations functions, transformation and re-engineering projects, and field operations for a distribution territory. Prior to joining Prudential, he was a Captain in the U.S. Army in the 1-61st Mechanized Infantry Battalion. He holds an MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and a BA from Loyola University Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected].