Jean Vernor

Head of Incubator & Analytics

Munich Re, US

As Head of Incubator, New Strategic Markets, Jean Vernor leads the team responsible for driving innovation to address new, emerging risks at Munich Re, US. As an intrapreneur and business leader, Jean has extensive experience in business transformation and growth, fueled by innovation. She led marketing and product development for the membership division of Metris Companies, a spinoff of Fingerhut Companies, which became the 10 th largest credit card company in the U.S. She’s also led divisions of Fortune 50 public companies such as General Electric where, as president and general manager of their Partnership Marketing Group, she and her team transformed an unprofitable business in three years, fueled by technology innovation. Jean was also a CEO of a mid-sized manufacturing company that sold skin care and legwear products via a subscription model and direct-to-consumer (D2C). Prior to joining Munich Re, US, Jean served as Senior Vice President, Innovation Hub and D2C Business at MetLife. Her focus was modernizing insurance with lean innovation and leading cross-functional teams in digital transformation. The D2C business was accountable for product management, underwriting, strategy, operations, distribution, and profit and loss; while the Innovation Hub implemented strategic innovation pilots for the U.S. businesses. Jean is a certified Scaled Agile Leading SAFe 4 Agilist. She has completed executive training at the Jack Welch School of Leadership in Crotonville, NY, as well as MetLife’s executive program at Harvard Business School. A champion of diversity and inclusion, Jean served as the U.S. Chair for MetLife’s Global Diversity & Inclusion Task Force. She has also served on several nonprofit boards, including ProExam and the Minnesota Council on Economic Education. Jean earned a B.S. in marketing from Oakland University, Rochester Michigan.