5 People on the Move

AmTrust Title names a new head of technology and Player's Health hires a new business development leader in this edition of People on the Move.
By: | October 26, 2021

AmTrust Title Insurance Names New Head of Technology

AmTrust Title Insurance Company named Priti Desai as its new head of technology. Desai is an IT veteran with more than 30 years of experience including previous roles at Q Strategies Corporation, Epicor Software and Scan Optics Corporation.

Priti Desai, head of technology, AmTrust Title Insurance Company

She is recognized for having led global technology teams in delivering the latest technologies, “to provide an optimal customer experience, increase productivity and reduce costs,” according to a press release.

Jason Gordon, president of AmTrust Title, said, “Priti is dedicated to pioneering complex IT solutions to enable business outcomes and innovative products and services by leveraging the rapid advancements in technology.”

“We are thrilled to tap her 30-plus years of experience in leadership and global technology team management to help our business continue to innovate and best serve our agents.”

Gigaforce Welcomes New Chief Strategy Officer

Insurtech provider, Gigaforce, hired former Verisk Claims executive, Kevin May, to serve as chief strategy officer.

“We are moving fast to meet industry needs and are pleased to have been selected as part of the Plug and Play Batch 11,” said Sanjeev Chaudhry, CEO of Gigaforce.

“It’s recognition like this that made us realize we had a need for a more focused executive strategy position immediately, and Kevin has a broad perspective on the industry which is already delivering valuable insights.”

May brings more than 30 years of insurance industry experience specific to claims and subrogation, in addition to having served as vice president of product innovation and subrogation for Verisk Claims. Prior to Verisk, May’s track record includes leadership at Amali Solutions Group, LLC, Reclaim Software Solutions, and Acclaim Resource Partners.

According to a press release, May is known for “finding innovative solutions to improve existing processes,” and forming teams that are empowered to think outside-the-box.

Elizabeth Strange, head of strategic development, New Dawn Risk

New Dawn Risk Group Appoints Head of Strategic Development

New Dawn Risk recently appointed Elizabeth Strange to the new role of head of strategic development. As part of New Dawn Risk’s global expansion, Strange will be charged with leading the growth of the firm’s U.S. and international businesses.

Strange brings over 30 years of experience in the Lloyd’s market, having previously held senior positions at Hiscox, Beazley and Paragon. Max Carter, CEO of New Dawn Risk Group acknowledged that Strange “has incredible relationships in London and the U.S., and her reputation in the space precedes her.”

“I know that she is the perfect person to develop our business, to identify strategically aligned partner producers and to help fulfill our plans,” he added.

Strange said, “One of my priorities will be to build upon our high-quality and enthusiastic teams with an ambition to accelerate growth. It is exciting to step into such a fast-moving business, and one that has huge potential to make further impact in the market.”

Nationwide Announces New Leadership of Excess & Surplus

George Williams has been named chief operating officer for Nationwide’s Excess & Surplus/Specialty team. Williams br

George Williams, chief operating officer, Excess & Surplus, Nationwide

ings nearly 30 years of experience to Nationwide, having most recently served as head of Global Client Support Services at Guy Carpenter.

Russ Johnston, president of Nationwide’s Excess & Surplus/Specialty described Williams as a “highly collaborative leader, with a career spanning global P&L, turnarounds, business systems and automations, as well as front/middle/back-office operations, credit, claims, product, and distribution.”

“I am confident George will continue the tradition of taking care of our members through a world class claims and operations organization.”

Williams’ industry tenure also includes 21 years serving in several different capacities for AIG.

Player’s Health Hires New Head of Business Development

Sports risk management and insurance organization, Player’s Health, hired Jennifer Urmston Lowe to serve as head of business development.

At Player’s Health, Lowe will be responsible for developing a suite of insurance products to reflect the unique requirements of the sports and fitness industry, according to a press release.

Jennifer Lowe, head of Business Development, Player’s Health

Lowe has worked in the sports and fitness industry for 24 years, developing and managing national accounts and marketing and underwriting insurance products. Prior to joining Player’s Health, she was an executive with Sports & Fitness Insurance.

“Jennifer brings a wealth of firsthand knowledge, deep underwriting experience, a track record of profitability, and a strong passion for the fitness industry,” said Naveen Anand, president of Insurance, Player’s Health.

Tyrre Burks, CEO and founder of Player’s Health, said, “The addition of Jennifer to our team further strengthens our core mission of creating the safest environment for athletes to play the sport they love, by keeping athletes safe everywhere they train.” &

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

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