Sharon Ritchey

Advisor | Former COO, AXA US

As a MyNextSeason Advisor, Sharon leverages experiences from her varied 35+ year career including leadership roles at Citibank, GE Capital, The Hartford, AXA, and T. Rowe Price.

A former COO, public board director, and business leader in banking, insurance, and wealth management, Sharon Ritchey brings broad operational, strategic, and governance experience to her role as a MyNextSeason Advisor. A career-long mentor respected for her authenticity and candor, she helps clients create actionable next-season plans that adapt to new opportunities and promote personal growth.

Sharon’s 35+ year career encompasses leadership roles at Citibank, GE Capital, The Hartford, AXA, and T. Rowe Price, where she gained deep expertise in creating teams and cultures rooted in innovation, engagement, and collaboration. As COO at AXA US, she directed the company’s operations, technology, digital, data analytics, and service centers across all lines of business. Leveraging digital capabilities, she drove strategic initiatives that resulted in major expense efficiencies and improved customer satisfaction. She was also a member of the Global Operations Executive Committee, working with international company leaders on critical business matters.

Previously, Sharon held chief operating positions in multiple business lines at The Hartford Financial Services Group, culminating in the P&L management of $54B AUM and revenue of $1B as President of Retirement Plans.

Sharon currently serves as a Non-Executive Director for QBE North America and an Advisor to Enlighten Operational Excellence and EXL. She previously served as a member of the LPGA Foundation Board of Directors and an Executive Committee Member for the United States Golf Association.

Sharon earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and an MBA and BA in Marketing from Eastern Kentucky University. She and her wife Julia split their time between Longboat Key, FL, and Greensboro, GA.


Advisor | Former COO, AXA US

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