Rick Gelfond
EY is leading the way in helping transform the insurance industry so it can thrive in the current evolving landscape.

Frederic (Rick) J. Gelfond

EY Americas Insurance Tax and Finance Operate Leader

Tax technical and operating model transformation leader for largest insurance industry clients. Creative thinker. Team-first player. Husband. Very proud dad. Loves to hit the beach with family.

Rick is a Tax Principal with Ernst & Young LLP based in Washington, DC National Tax office. As part of the Financial Services Organization, Rick provides deep insurance company and insurance product tax experience gained over a career that now spans nearly 30 years. In addition to serving as the Tax and Finance Operate Leader for Insurance, Rick is the Tax Market Segment Leader for Metro New York Insurance and leads the EY Life Insurance sub-sector.

Throughout his career, Rick has advised some of the world's largest insurance companies on matters involving tax technical and operational matters. This has included clients in all sectors of the insurance industry, including the life, property and casualty, and reinsurance arenas.

Rick received his Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University School of Law, earned his JD from the Boston University School of Law and his MBA from the Boston University Graduate School of Management.

How Rick is building a better working world 

Rick has gained tremendous experience over the years working with a wide range of global and domestic companies, and with large groups of our own people. This has enabled Rick to develop and promote strategies around how work is done that recognizes the unique nature of each of the clients and people he interfaces with.  

A key success factor for Rick is that he recognizes and highly values the benefits of diversity, and thus seeks to understand and include the input of people with experiences and perspectives that are different from his own. The result is the implementation of flexible solutions that seek to take advantage of strengths, facilitate personal and group development and are otherwise more motivating and sustainable.

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