Juan "JJ" Perez


Associate Vice President - Financial Services

JJ is currently serving in a Chief of Staff role for Kirt Walker and his leadership team. JJ began his career with Nationwide after completing law school in 2009. He came to Nationwide through the General Counsel Rotation Program. In that program he rotated for his first two years through P&C Legal, NF Legal, legal support for The Office of Investments and lastly, a business experience rotation through the Office of Corporate Strategy.  Upon completion of the program in 2012, JJ took a full time position in Corporate Strategy as a Senior Consultant, where he primarily supported NF, but also had opportunities to work on Nationwide’s Enterprise and P&C strategy. In 2014, he took his strategy experience and jumped into the business as a Director of Client Services role in Retirement Plans. In 2015, through his brand and the relationships he developed with senior leaders while in strategy he joined the NFLT reporting to Kirt Walker in a Chief of Staff capacity. Prior to joining Nationwide, JJ interned at Abbott Labs for four summers, then worked at a start-up software company in Dublin before attending law school.

 JJ holds a dual Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems and Business Administration from Lee University and a Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University. Within the community, he is active as a founding member and President Emeritus of the Columbus Chapter of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, and as an advisory board member and volunteer with the Latino and Latin American Space for Enrichment and Research mentoring program at The Ohio State University.

Sessions:  Millennials: The New Face of Corporate Leadership