Josh Nelson

Chief Financial Officer, Colonial Life

Josh Nelson

Josh Nelson is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company. 

Nelson joined Colonial Life in April 2016 and is responsible for driving financial results as a key strategic partner to corporate and business leaders at Colonial Life and across Unum Group. His team provides comprehensive financial support, pricing and valuation, and drives value creation and profitability of Colonial Life’s business. In addition, he is accountable for providing actuarial support and collaborating with Unum US counterparts responsible for the Unum US voluntary benefits lines of business. 

Prior to joining Colonial Life, he served as Vice President of Finance at MetLife, where he worked from 2006 to 2016. Prior to MetLife, he worked at The Hartford and US Bancorp. For eight years, he was based in Japan. 

Nelson received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and his Master of Business Administration from St. Thomas University.