Aspida Names Taiesha McBroom as Chief Legal Officer

– McBroom brings over 18 years of industry experience, strong expertise in global merger and acquisitions to the role –

30 September 2022

Durham, NC

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Taiesha McBroom

Aspida Life Insurance Company (“Aspida Life”), a life insurance and annuity company, announced on Friday that Taiesha McBroom has joined its executive team as chief legal officer for both Aspida Life and Aspida Holdings Ltd., Aspida Life’s direct parent.

McBroom, with a legal career spanning over 18 years and over a decade of executive experience, will bring extensive expertise in global mergers and acquisitions, strategic joint venture partnerships, and corporate governance to the leadership team at Aspida.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Taiesha to our team,” said Lou Hensley, chief executive officer of Aspida Holdings Ltd. “She is a perfect fit for the role, bringing tremendous energy, an entrepreneurial spirit and extensive industry experience. In addition to her impressive professional background, Taiesha exemplifies the values we have at Aspida. She has combined professional excellence with a service-minded mentality, making her an invaluable asset to all areas of our organization. Taiesha will strengthen our leadership team as we continue building on our momentum and continue protecting dreams.”

McBroom joins Aspida after a tenure at Prudential Financial, Inc. While there, she served in various leadership roles that most recently included chief legal officer, chief investment office and alternative assets group. She also served as deputy chief legal officer, mergers and acquisitions, helping to lead international and domestic activity across various enterprises that include asset management, fintech, life and annuities. Prior to that, she held senior-level roles at Thrivent Financial, including vice president of strategic transactions, managing counsel and chief counsel. While there, she served an integral role with investments, focusing on private equity and private placements of investment-grade corporate bonds. Previously, McBroom was also partner at Dorsey & Whitney, focusing on strategic buy-side merger and acquisitions.

McBroom completed her undergraduate work at Cornell University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Government. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School, where she was a Stein Scholar and contributing editor of the Journal of Law and Inequality. McBroom frequently participates in conferences and serves as a panelist in areas of practice.

About Aspida

Aspida Holdings Ltd., through its subsidiaries (collectively “Aspida”), is focused on providing retirement and reinsurance solutions, having operations in the U.S. and Bermuda with total assets of $5.7 billion as of September 30, 2022. Aspida, through its U.S. platform – Aspida Life Insurance Company – is focused on leveraging technology and agility to help clients achieve – and protect – their dreams. Its Bermuda-based reinsurance platform, Aspida Life Re, is focused on providing efficient and secure life and annuity reinsurance solutions to global clients. Aspida seeks to be a trusted partner in its clients’ financial security while driving its growth by doing good for the communities it serves. Aspida is an indirect subsidiary of Ares Management Corporation. For more information, please visit: or follow them on LinkedIn.


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