5 People on the Move

Ametros hires a new chief development officer, Arturo names vice president of artificial intelligence and IMS appoints Paul Stacy as global business development director in this edition of People on the Move. 
By: | April 8, 2021

Arturo Announces New Vice President of Artificial Intelligence

Daniela Moody, vice president of artificial intelligence, Arturo

Arturo recently announced the hiring of Daniela Moody as vice president of artificial intelligence.

In this role, Moody will focus on several different sectors within Arturo, including data quality assurance, technical product mapping and implementing new machine learning.

Moody is an artificial intelligence scientist who has worked within laboratories “developing data-adaptive algorithms.”

Prior to joining Arturo, she served as the chief technology officer for Ursa Space Systems, where she played a big role in creating synthetic aperture radar (SAR) analytics.

“Daniela will be critical to our growth in property and casualty insurance and beyond. She brings an incredibly diverse perspective on how to use geospatial information, imagery and weather data to solve problems that people and their businesses struggle with every day,” Arturo chief technology officer Benjamin Tuttle said.

“Her diverse background will allow us to start to implement more unconventional data sources to refine the accuracy of our property insights for our clients.”

Michael Crowe to Join Ametros as Chief Development Officer

Michael Crowe, chief development officer, Ametros

Ametros named Michael Crowe as the company’s chief development officer.

In his new role, Crowe will be responsible for the management of product and strategic sales development while overseeing the expansion of existing programs.

Prior to his appointment, Crowe served on Ametros’ Board of Directors for the past two years. Prior to that, he was the past chairman of the Merrimack College Board of Trustees. He currently serves on the board of Team IMPACT.

“I am thrilled about Michael coming to work with us full time,” CEO Porter Leslie said.

“His ideas, passion and skills are just what we need as we continue to innovate and develop services that simplify the administration of future medical funds for our members.”

Deloitte Brings on Gurpreet Johal to Lead Global Reinsurance & London Market Team

Gurpreet Johal, head of global reinsurance & London market, Deloitte

Deloitte announced the addition of Gurpreet (Guru) Johal as the firm’s UK and global sector leader for the global reinsurance & London market.

In this role, Johal will be responsible for managing both the global reinsurance & London market, which delivers a wide variety of services, from audit and assurance to consulting and financial advisory.

Johal has worked with Deloitte for over 25 years. Through his tenure, he has been instrumental in “advising some of the firm’s most significant global insurance clients,” a press release announcing Johal’s appointment said.

Prior to his new role, he served as Deloitte’s global AI financial services leader.

Global insurance leader of Deloitte Neal Baumann said, “We recognize the importance of these segments and the role that London plays in the global market. Guru’s deep experience and broad network makes him a natural choice as our leader.”

Matt Snape Named Head of Business Development of WCL

WCL recently announced the hiring of Matt Snape as head of business development.

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In this role, Snape will oversee WCL’s growth strategy, continue to foster existing client relationships and expand WCL’s global network of clients.

Snape brings 25 years of industry experience, specifically within business development and sales, to his new role with WCL. Prior to joining WCL, he served as the sales and accounts director for Charles Taylor InsurTech, where he managed sale growth and the global marketing team.

James Willison, managing director at WCL, said, “As we look to accelerate our growth, following the acquisition by Zywave, appointing Matt will be invaluable in broadening our client offering, strengthening our team in London, and further enhancing our market standing.”

IMS Announces Appointment of Paul Stacy as Global Business Development Director

Paul Stacy, global business development director, IMS

IMS hired Paul Stacy as global business development director.

In this role, Stacy will initially focus on finding opportunity for growth in markets that IMS doesn’t have a presence.

Stacy joins IMS from Lexis Nexis where he served as automotive director and R& director since 2014.

“Paul is one of the foremost personalities in global telematics, an incredible talent and a superb fit. It is great news that he is joining us now particularly as the global marketplace has recently begun to fully recognize the potential for connected solutions – and we are perfectly positioned to take full advantage,” said IMS CEO Nick Corrie.

“He’ll also support our Solutions teams to help define future proposition evolution so we can continue to best meet our customers’ and the market’s future requirements.” &

Emma Brenner is a staff writer with Risk & Insurance. She can be reached at [email protected]

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