Wall Street 50 – 2018

James W. Reid/MetLife

James W. Reid is the executive vice president for MetLife’s Global Employee Benefits (GEB) business, and is Chairman of the board for MAXIS Global Benefits Network. He is responsible for expanding MetLife’s employee benefits business in 40 countries across the globe.

James received his B.S. from Ohio State University and completed  executive programs at Columbia and Harvard Business Schools. Prior to joining MetLife in 2012, James held various senior executive  positions during a 20-year career with Aetna, which included serving  as the president of Voluntary Plans and Consumer Services.

James was the recipient of Aetna’s 2001 Chairman’s Award, and has been named to both  Business Insurance and Crain’s New York “40 Under 40” lists.  Descended from the Reids of County Cork and the Ryans of County Tipperary, James is a fourth-generation Irish American and is married to Allyson, with whom he has four children, Jackson, Hunter, Tucker, and Tristan. They live in Rumson, New Jersey.