CXO Tech Council
Chief Technology Officer
Jeff Hughes is the chief technology officer of Brighthouse Financial, a major provider of annuity and life insurance solutions in the U.S.
Hughes is responsible for all information technology at Brighthouse Financial. This includes buildout and operation of Brighthouse IT systems along with the creation and support of its “100% cloud, 90% software-as-a-servce” computing environment. He is responsible for technology strategy, and management of both the internal and external technology resources.
Hughes brings nearly 20 years of IT management and strategic consulting experience to Brighthouse Financial. Prior to joining Brighthouse he served in senior IT leadership roles at CNA Financial, and was a partner in McKinsey & Company’s Insurance and Technology practices. Hughes graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering, from the University of California, Berkeley with a master’s degree in nuclear reactor physics, and from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a doctorate in nuclear reactor physics.