Steve Schwartz is vice president, marketing, for MetLife’s direct-to-consumer division in the U.S. In his role, Schwartz is responsible for the full direct-to-consumer omnichannel marketing strategy, consumer intelligence and analytics, marketing services, and call centers. Appointed to the position in October 2015, he brings deep B2C and B2B2C marketing expertise in the financial and publishing sectors. Prior to MetLife, Schwartz was most recently executive vice president and president of the Identify Guard division for Intersections Inc., a leading provider of identity risk management and privacy protection for more than36 million consumers. During his tenure with Intersections, he delivered innovative products and services and significantly grew revenue. Schwartz also served as senior vice president, marketing, with The Motley Fool, a multi-media based financial services company, and also made a global impact in direct-to-consumer marketing with Time Life Inc., during a time of dynamic change. He holds an M.B.A. in marketing from Rutgers University and a bachelor’s degree in marketing and communications from Syracuse University. He and his wife, Gale, have two children and an energetic golden retriever/Bernese mountain dog mix, and reside in Weddington, N.C.