Financial professionals

Strong leadership

Strong leadership

Meet the AuguStar Life team

Our team of experts has a demonstrated track record of client-focused solutions, best-in-class advisor support and service excellence.

Anurag Chandra

President and Chief Executive Officer

Michael Akker

Chief Operating Officer

  • Sign: Pisces
  • Activities: Tennis and fast cars
  • Quote: “The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” – Samuel Johnson
  • Book: Do it Anyway – Kent Keith
Karl Kreunen, CLU®

Vice President, Chief Distribution

  • Activities: COVID turned me into the family chef – I now cook 95% or more of all of the meals.
  • Facts: I’m a board gamer since childhood: Then-Risk; Now-Terraforming Mars
  • Place: I’ve fallen in love with Italy. The people, the food, the wine – it’s a magical place.

Richard C. Brooks, J.D.

Vice President, General Counsel

  • Sign: Sagittarius
  • Activities: Hiking and biking with my family
  • Aspirations: Travel the world
  • Favorite National Park: Bryce Canyon

Board of Directors

Michael Akker

Managing Director
Constellation Insurance, Inc.

Anurag Chandra

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Constellation Insurance, Inc.

Philippe Charette

Investment Director — Direct Private Equity and International Investments Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

Tricia Guinn

Non Executive Director, Actuary and Risk Management Professional

Greg Nielson

Senior Managing Director, Private Capital
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Steven C. Verney

Independent Consultant

Wes Thompson

Founder and CEO, Emerge 

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