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Martin Woll Named COO For Group 1001

To lead operations team

June 26, 2024 — ZIONSVILLE, Ind.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Group 1001, a leading financial services company, announces Martin Woll as Chief Operating Officer of Group 1001 Life & Annuity. A member of the executive leadership team and reporting to Group 1001’s President and CEO, Woll will lead the operations team, including the client experience, facilities, and corporate real estate.

“We are excited to welcome Martin to Group 1001,” said Dan Towriss, Group 1001 President and CEO. “Martin brings a wealth of knowledge across operations and proven leadership skills. He will work closely with me and other leaders to drive operational growth, accelerate the execution of our strategy, and help us grow as a dominant next-generation financial services company.”

Most recently, Woll was Chief Operating Officer at Merit Life Insurance Co., an insurance company providing digital-first retirement solutions. Before Merit, Woll was Chief Operating Officer of Equitable’s (previously the U.S. subsidiary of AXA) Individual Retirement business, where he led strategic initiatives across the commercial line. Additionally, he spearheaded and had overall P&L responsibility for the firm’s entry into the Institutional Savings market and led the launch of the first-ever joint innovation lab for Equitable and its sister company, AllianceBernstein.

I am honored to join a company like Group 1001, one whose values and mission I share...

“I am honored to join a company like Group 1001, one whose values and mission I share. I admire the company’s focus on improving the lives of Americans through positive change in our communities. I look forward to collaborating with the talented teams across the organization and making a meaningful impact on the company and customers we serve,” said Woll.

Woll graduated cum laude from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in business, international economics, and Russian and Eastern European studies.




About Group 1001
Group 1001 is a collective that empowers companies to create positive growth. Our insurance and annuities are easy to understand and accessible to all. Our online investing platform gives individuals control over their savings. Our technology and innovation help companies succeed. And our strategic partnerships bring people together through education and sports.
As of March 31, 2024, Group 1001 had more than 1,200 employees and combined assets under management of $65.4 billion, serving more than 950,000 customers. It comprises the following brands: Delaware Life, Gainbridge®, Clear Spring Health, Clear Spring Property and Casualty Group, Clear Spring Life and Annuity Company, and RVI Group, among others.


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