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Carisk Partners announces David Vittoria as its new chief behavioral officer, SEON hires a chief marketing officer and more.
By: | June 22, 2022

SEON Announces New Chief Marketing Officer

Matt Davies, chief marketing officer, SEON

SEON, a fraud prevention company, announced the hiring of Matt Davies as its new chief marketing officer.

In his new role, Davies will join SEON as the company’s C-suite team “launches multiple new products and use cases,” according to a press release. Additionally, Davies will be responsible for focusing on both SEON’s marketing approach as well as growing in other startup companies.

Prior to joining SEON, Davies worked with Splunk, a U.S.-based software company, where he served in senior marketing positions. Prior to his marketing experience, “he held several technical-based roles at major companies, such as BEA Systems,” per a press release.

Jimmy Fong, chief commercial officer for SEON, commented on the appointment: “Matt is an accomplished figure in the software and SaaS space and couldn’t fit the culture we’ve developed here at SEON any better. If you look across his career, he’s played a crucial role in helping other companies reach that next stage of development.”

Davies said, “I’m looking forward to beginning my journey as a fraud fighter and to switching on the marketing engines needed to fuel growth. Ultimately, my mission now is to help more businesses fight fraud, and accountable marketing is essential for this.”

Chubb Promotes Jim Shevlin to Division President of ESIS

Jim Shevlin, division president of ESIS, a Chubb Company

Chubb named Jim Shevlin division president of ESIS, a Chubb Company.

In this new role for Shevlin, he will be responsible for “profit and loss performance, as well as overseeing the advancement of strategies around product development, customer service and relationships, and sales for ESIS,” per a press release.

Prior to his appointment, Shevlin served as the regional executive officer of Chubb’s Southeast Region. He first joined the company in 2002, then named ACE, and brings wide background in sales, marketing and management.

“Jim has close to 30 years of insurance experience, with 20 of them being at Chubb where he held a variety of leadership roles,” said Matt Merna, senior vice president, Chubb Group and Division President, North America Major Accounts.

 David Vittoria Named Carisk Partners’ Chief Behavioral Health Officer

Carisk Partners announced the promotion of David Vittoria to chief behavioral health officer.

David Vittoria, chief behavioral officer, Carisk Partners

Vittoria, having been with Carisk since 2017, will be responsible for the oversight of Carisk’s behavioral health programs, “with a primary focus on further expansion of Carisk’s team of Mental Health experts,” according to a press release.

Previous roles that Vittoria took up under Carisk included vice president of clinical services in 2017 and senior vice president in 2019. Additionally, he has worked in developing Carisk’s behavioral health offerings and businesses.

Kevin Mahoney, president and COO of Carisk Partners, said, “David has a depth of Behavioral Health experience that is unmatched in the Workers’ Compensation industry. “What’s even more remarkable is that he is very generous in sharing that knowledge and experience with others to improve patient outcomes and positively impact the way we do business.”

Liberty Mutual Appoints New CEO Following Retirement Announcement

Liberty Mutual Insurance announced the retirement of its chairman and chief executive officer David H. Long. Long’s retirement will begin at the end of 2022, and he will serve as Liberty Mutual’s executive chairman of the board of directors.

The board of directors appointed Timothy M. Sweeney as the organization’s new chief executive officer and board member.

Sweeney has been working under Liberty Mutual for the last 30 years, with his most recent appointment to president being in 2021. Additionally, he is the co-executive sponsor of Liberty Mutual’s Employee Resource Group, “focused on people with disabilities and those who are caregivers, family members and allies,” according to a press release.

“It is truly an honor to succeed David and lead this incredible company of 47,000 global employees — each of whom brings their full commitment to deliver for our customers every day,” said Sweeney.

“I’m grateful to David, the Board and the entire Liberty Mutual community for their confidence and support. I look forward to continue building on our great success as we begin this next chapter of the company’s future together.”

IMA Financial Group Names Colorado Market President

IMA Financial Group appointed Lauren Karagozian to serve as the company’s new Colorado market president.

Karagozian has worked with IMA for the last 14 years, during which she has served in a number of roles: contract administrator and account executive contract administrator, vice president of contractual risk and certificates, and her most recent role, senior vice president and managing director of contractual risk.

“Lauren is an exceptional member of the IMA team who has consistently proven her ability to create client-first solutions that go beyond insurance,” said IMA president of retail operations Kyle Orndorff.

“Her expertise and remarkable leadership skills will serve our Colorado office well.”

Ringler Adds Settlement Consultant

Ringler named Ali Mendiola as a settlement planning consultant. In this role, Mendiola will work under Ringler to assist parties fulfill settlements that meet their individual needs.

Specifically, Mediola’s specialties includes collaborating with both insurance industry professionals and attorneys across the country to “create structured settlements for medical malpractice, personal injury, product liability, workers’ compensation, mass torts and construction defect cases,” according to a press release announcing her hire.

Ringler’s chief executive officer Geoff Hunt said, “We’re so pleased that Ali has decided to join the Ringler family. She brings a wealth of experience and contacts to the industry, and her professionalism is second to none.”

Former Klarna Chief Risk Officer Appointed to wefox Board

Hanna Jacobsson, board member, non-executive director, wefox

wefox, a digital insurance company based in Berlin, announced that Hanna Jacobsson will be appointed to its board as the non-executive director.

Jacobsson has held a variety of roles prior to her post with wefox. Past positions include vice chief financial officer for Skandia as well as group chief financial officer for Nordea Life and Pensions. She most recently served as the chief risk officer for Klarna.

Julian Teicke, CEO and founder of wefox, commented on Jacobsson’s appointment: “To have Hanna join our Board, and chair our Risk Committee, will undoubtedly help us accelerate our strategic priorities – to reinstate the original purpose of insurance, protect people against unforeseen events and support them in their times of need.” &

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

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