LSS Leadership

The Life Statistical Services senior management team has decades of industry experience with extensive relationships spanning insurance regulators, virtually every North American life insurance and reinsurance company as well as leading actuarial and underwriting organizations. MIB Solutions has long provided the industry with mortality, morbidity and longevity experience studies that facilitate insurers' risk management decisions.



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Brian Winikoff
President and Chief Executive Officer MIB Group, Inc.

Brian joined MIB in 2020 as our President & CEO and member of our board of directors, bringing over 20 years of experience in the financial services and technology industries. Prior to joining MIB, Brian was Sr. Executive Director and Head of AXA Equitable Holdings’ US Life, Retirement and Wealth Management businesses, where he had responsibility for leading the company’s Life Insurance, Employee Benefits, Individual Annuities, Group Retirement, Mutual Fund, Advisory and Broker-Dealer divisions.

Brian joined MIB in 2020 as our President & CEO and member of our board of directors, bringing over 20 years of experience in the financial services and technology industries. Prior to joining MIB, Brian was Sr. Executive Director and Head of AXA Equitable Holdings’ US Life, Retirement and Wealth Management businesses, where he had responsibility for leading the company’s Life Insurance, Employee Benefits, Individual Annuities, Group Retirement, Mutual Fund, Advisory and Broker-Dealer divisions. Previously, Brian was President & CEO of Crump Life Insurance Services, a leading independent broker and service provider to the life insurance, retirement and health markets. Earlier in his career, Brian was an investment banker with Salomon Brothers stationed in the US and overseas, and held senior management positions with early stage and mature companies focused in the technology and communications industries. Brian has a BA in Mathematical Economics from Brown University.

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Jonathan W. Sager
Executive Vice President, General Counsel MIB Group, Inc.

Jon Sager was appointed Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in 2005. He was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2010. He also serves as MIB's Chief Privacy Officer. Mr. Sager has extensive experience in life and health insurance as well as expertise in privacy, security, employment, corporate and commercial law.

Jon Sager was appointed Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in 2005. He was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2010. He also serves as MIB's Chief Privacy Officer. Mr. Sager has extensive experience in life and health insurance as well as expertise in privacy, security, employment, corporate and commercial law. Prior to joining MIB, he acted as Senior Counsel, Insurance Operations and Litigation, and Chief Privacy Officer of MONY Life Insurance Company for 17 years. He also served as counsel to the Health Care Affairs division of Excellus Health Plan in Rochester, New York and counsel to the life and health insurance practice group of the Hinman Straub law firm in Albany, New York. Mr. Sager is a Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI), a member of the Board of Governors of the Association of Life Insurance Counsel, and a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association and Florida State Bar. Mr. Sager holds a J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law in Lexington, VA, where he served as Note and Comment Editor for Washington & Lee Law Review and a B.A. from Colgate University in Hamilton, NY.

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Thomas E. Rhodes
Vice President and Actuarial Director, MIB Group, Inc. and MIB Solutions, Inc.

Tom Rhodes leads MIB's actuarial function within in the Actuarial and Statistical Group (ASG), managing the team of actuaries who form the core of MIB's analytics capability.

Tom Rhodes leads MIB's actuarial function within in the Actuarial and Statistical Group (ASG). This group provides statistical agent services for the New York State Insurance Department as well as maintaining responsibility for intercompany experience studies on life insurance, annuities, pensions, long-term care insurance, disability insurance and private placement bonds. ASG performs actuarial and analytical research for insurance companies and reinsurers, and maintains an integral role in developing new products and services for the insurance industry. His role is to serve as an industry leader and to manage the team of actuaries who form the core of MIB's analytics capability. Mr. Rhodes is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries. He regularly presents at industry meetings and at NAIC meetings on enterprise risk management and Principles-Based Valuation and is a former Chair of the Society of Actuaries Individual Life Experience Committee. Prior to MIB, Mr. Rhodes worked for the Guardian Life Insurance Company for 15 years, most recently as Second Vice President and Actuary. He was also Chief Actuary at the U.S. Veterans Administration. He earned his M.S. in Business Administration from Temple University and has a B.S. degree from Oberlin College.

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