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Lawrence T. Rowland

Mr. Rowland is a partner of NxtStar Ventures, LLC. His areas of expertise include both sales and marketing leadership, as well as strategic business development. He has had a track record of success in leading change and innovation.

Most recently, Mr. Rowland was President of Swiss Re Life & Health, the largest life and health reinsurer in the world. The North American operation alone has $1.5 trillion of inforce business. While serving in this capacity, he faced the challenges of integrating Lincoln Re (acquired by Swiss Re in December, 2001) into the Swiss Re organization, right-sizing the staff, and maintaining pre-acquisition sales levels for both organizations.

Prior to the Swiss Re acquisition, Mr. Rowland was President and CEO of Lincoln Re for five years. He was fully responsible for all reinsurance operations, where his challenges included growing the organization, expanding international capabilities, and management of two troubled lines of business.

During his tenure with Lincoln Re, Mr. Rowland was also Senior Vice President of Individual Markets, where he had responsibility for the Individual Life, Disability Income, and Lincoln National Risk Management operations. Prior to that position, he was Vice President of Reinsurance Sales, where he was responsible for the overall sales management of the U.S. based sales staff.

Mr. Rowland received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Illinois University, as well as his Masters in Business Administration.