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Insurance Industry CIOs and CTOs on Boards

More and more insurance industry IT execs sit on boards. Here are some selected and notable examples.

GE Veteran IT Exec Joins StanCorp Financial Group’s Board

StanCorp Financial Group (mkt cap 2.95b) has appointed Debora D. Horvath to its Board of Directors. Horvath is currently the principal and founder of Horvath Consulting. Previously she was EVP for JP Morgan Chase and EVP and CIO for Washington Mutual. Horvath, a 25-year veteran from GE, also served 12 years as SVP and CIO for the GE Insurance businesses. 

Financial Services Company TIAA-CREF CIO Appointed to Selective Insurance’s Board

April 2012 - Selective Insurance Group (mkt cap – 1.46b) elected Annabelle Bexiga to serve on the company’s Board. Ms. Bexiga is the CIO of TIAA-CREF, a Fortune 100 financial services organization and a leading provider of retirement services in the academic, research, medical and cultural fields. Ms. Bexiga is responsible for technology strategy, architecture, initiatives and solutions. Positions prior to TIAA-CREF include CIO at Bain Capital, Managing Director & CIO at JPMorgan Invest, and leadership roles at Lehman Brothers and Deutsche Bank.

Great American Insurance Executive Joins Violin Memory Industry Advisory Board

Dec 8, 2009 — Violin Memory (mkt cap - 445m) , provider of the world’s fastest and most scalable memory appliances, announced that Piyush Singh, SVP and Chief Information Officer of Great American Insurance, is the latest executive to join the company’s Industry Advisory Board. Singh will assist Violin’s executive management team in accelerating the adoption of its silicon storage solutions as a fundamental technology in the transformation of modern data centers. As SVP and CIO, Singh is responsible for creating the vision and direction of Great American’s IT strategy and operationally executing the same to take the specialty insurer to the next generation. Singh started his IT career in 1988 as a consultant with CitiCorp Overseas Software Limited in Mumbai, India.

Brent Rineck, Chief Information Officer at ABD Insurance and Financial Services, since Sep 2013

San Francisco Bay Area, Insurance

  • Board of Directors, NetVU, March 2014 – Present (7 months)
  • Chief Information Officer, The ABD Team, September 2013 – Present (1 year 1 month)
  • VP, Product Management, Vertafore, November 2012 – September 2013 (11 months)San Francisco, CA
  • VP, Account Management, Vertafore, 2006 – October 2012 (6 years)San Francisco, CA
  • SVP, BenefitPoint, February 2000 – September 2006 (6 years 8 months)San Francisco, CA
  • Director, InsWeb, 1998 – 2000 (2 years)Redwood City, CA
  • Systems Coordinator/Sales Specialist, Northwestern Mutual, 1985 – 1997 (12 years)Milwaukee, WI

Waleed Sharaf - VP - Information Technology at ICW Group

Greater San Diego Area, Insurance

  • Board Member, Jaguar Labs, August 2013 – Present (1 year 2 months)Guadalajara Area, Mexico
  • VP - Information Technology, ICW Group, August 2010 – Present (4 years 2 months)
  • Assistant VP, ICW Group Insurance Companies, September 2007 – August 2010 (3 years)
  • Certified Senior Managing Consultant, IBM Global Services, April 1998 – September 2007 (9 years 6 months)
  • Sr. Consultant, HP Enterprise Services, September 1992 – April 1998 (5 years 8 months)
  • Previously (SHL Systemhouse, MCI Systemhouse)

Timothy J. Dwyer - SVP IT Operations and Customer Service, MassMutual Financial Group, May 2012 – Present (2 years 5 months)

  • Board of Directors: Pioneer Valley Massachusetts, American Red Cross, January 2013 – Present (1 year 9 months)
  • VP: Enterprise Solution Delivery and IT Infrastructure, MassMutual Financial Group, September 2009 – May 2012 (2 years 9 months)
  • AVP Infrastructure Support Services, Mass Mutual, January 2006 – September 2009 (3 years 9 months)
  • AVP Enterprise Services, Mass Mutual, December 2004 – January 2006 (1 year 2 months)
  • Director: Enterprise Business Systems, Mass Mutual, January 2003 – December 2004 (2 years)
  • Director: Retirement Services Systems, Mass Mutual, January 2001 – January 2003 (2 years 1 month)
  • Associate Director, The Hartford, 1997 – 2000 (3 years)
  • System Developer, Aetna US Healthcare, 1993 – 1996 (3 years)

Allan Campbell - VP & CTO at MassMutual Financial Group

  • VP & Chief Technology Officer (CTO) - MassMutual, December 2008 – Present (5 years 10 months)
  • Director, Board of Directors, MassMutual Federal Credit Union, April 1996 – Present (18 years 6 months)
  • Director & Board Secretary, Board of Directors, Community Health Charities of New England, April 2010 – April 2013 (3 years 1 month)
  • AVP, Enterprise Architecture, MassMutual, April 2001 – December 2008 (7 years 9 months)
  • Infrastructure Architect, MassMutual, December 2000 – November 2001 (1 year)
  • Senior Engineer / Technical Consultant, MassMutual, November 1993 – November 2000 (7 years 1 month)
  • Engineer / Support Analyst, Rediker Software, July 1988 – October 1993 (5 years 4 months)
  • Teaching & Research Assistant, University of Massachusetts Amherst, May 1992 – September 1993 (1 year 5 months)
  • PC / Network Technician, University of Massachusetts Amherst, September 1989 – May 1992 (2 years 9 months)

First American Title Insurance Company CIO Joins Apptio's Board of Directors as Strategic Advisor

June 28, 2011 - Apptio, the leading provider of on-demand Technology Business Management (TBM) solutions, announced that Larry Godec, SVP and chief information officer at First American Title Insurance Company, has been appointed as Strategic Advisor to Apptio's Board of Directors. In this role, Godec will advise the company on the unique challenges of the evolving CIO role and the strategic development of new solution offerings. Prior to joining First AmericanTitle Insurance Company, Godec held senior technology management positions at Nissan North America and Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up and served as president of SoftwareAG International User Group for two years.

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Prior to founding the firm in 2005, Vell was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles' Technology practice for seven years.  Before her career in executive search, she worked at IBM for 11 years, managing software engineering organizations of 100 people and software sales organizations with revenues of $150 million. She has also served as an executive assistant to the CEO of IBM Canada for one year.

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She has received an MBA from the University of Toronto, a Master in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor in Computer Science from Carleton. She has also completed the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program.

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