Guardian names Steve Rullo as Chief Digital and Technology Officer

Guardian Life announced the appointment of Steve Rullo as Chief Digital and Technology Officer.

Rullo brings more than 30 years of experience to the role, including an extensive track record leading digital transformation efforts and developing and executing technology strategies to meet shifting consumer needs and expectations. Rullo will report to Chief Executive Officer and President Andrew McMahon and succeeds Dean Del Vecchio who retired from Guardian in January.

In his new role, Rullo will be responsible for accelerating Guardian’s digital transformation and technology capabilities to enable long-term growth. Rullo’s appointment to the role of Chief Digital and Technology Officer comes as consumers increasingly expect personalization, ease of use, speed, and choice in their experiences and as organizations demand innovative technologies like AI and API integrations to expand and enhance capabilities.

Rullo previously served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Great-West Lifeco, where he led technology strategy, governance and oversight for GWL’s operating companies across insurance, wealth management, and reinsurance. Prior to GWL, Rullo spent 20 years at General Electric, where he most recently served as Division CIO for GE Capital and Corporate CIO for Finance and Global Operations.

“We’re excited to welcome Steve to Guardian as we continue to redefine the consumer experience and adopt industry-leading digital capabilities. Steve will be a crucial addition to our leadership team, where his strategic vision will help us advance our business strategy and continue to embed our purpose to inspire well-being™ through our technology and digital experiences.” – Andrew McMahon.

“I’m excited to join Guardian and look forward to continuing the impressive digital and technological transformation work already underway. As innovative technologies reshape the insurance industry and business today, there’s never been a more important time to harness digital capabilities and transform operations to connect with and serve consumers in new ways.” – Steve Rullo.