8 People on the Move

World Insurance announces three executive hires, Allianz names global head of aviation claims and Strategic Risk Solutions hires a managing director in this edition of People on the Move. 
By: | June 24, 2021

Arturo Announces Two New Hires to Support Expansion

Arturo recently announced the appointments of De’Edra S. Williams and Tom Jones

De’Edra Williams, vice president of customer success, Arturo

Tom Jones, vice president of sales, Arturo

to roles as vice president of customer success and vice president of sales, respectively.

In their new positions, both Williams and Jones will “help support Arturo’s continued expansion plans,” a press release announcing the appointments said. Additionally, both hires will work to improve the customer success and sales departments.

Williams brings 30 years of customer service and engagement experience to her new role with Arturo. Her experience in executive roles spans from SAP Ariba, Salesforce and Wipro Technologies.

Jones, who similarly brings an extensive background to Arturo, most recently worked for Maxar’s Earth Intelligence business where he was the director of commercial imagery sales.

“The rise of disruptive technologies within the built environment is changing the way professionals do business, and we are positioned to capitalize on this market opportunity to provide a deeper understanding of physical properties,” said John-Isaac “jC” Clark, CEO of Arturo.

“With De’Edra and Tom leading our sales and customer success departments, we are better equipped to attract and serve industry-leading clients, and we couldn’t be more pleased to welcome them to the team.”

Verisk Names New Head of Inclusion, Diversity & Belonging

Dianne Greene, head of inclusion, diversity & belonging, Verisk

Verisk announced the hiring of Dianne Greene as the head of inclusion, diversity & belonging (ID&B).

In this role, Greene will be responsible for facilitating and managing dialogue with Verisk’s ID&B leadership council, business leaders, employee networks and enterprise colleagues.

Greene brings more than 25 years of relevant experience to her new role with Verisk. She has worked extensively in crafting and implementing solution for various companies, most recently for ADP as vice president of diversity and inclusion, strategy and operations.

World Insurance Adds to Its Leadership Team

World Insurance recently hired three executives to broaden its leadership team. Andrea Paris was named COO, Brian Fitzgerald was appointed CFO and Laura McCarthy was hired as vice president of mergers & acquisitions.

In her role as COO, Paris will be responsible for fostering partnerships with World Insurance’s technology, HR and finance teams “to drive business strategy, standardizing processes and client experience,” a press release announcing the appointment said. She joins World Insurance from Willis Towers Watson where she served as the head of client service operations for corporate risk & broking.

In his role, Fitzgerald will be responsible for financial and accounting operation oversight. Prior to his appointment, Fitzgerald worked with AssuredPartners.

McCarthy will be primarily responsible for being head of World Insurance’s acquisition strategy. She brings 5 years of private equity and investment management experience to World Insurance and most recently worked with Carousel Capital, a private equity investment firm.

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“We are very excited to add such talented and experienced professionals to our leadership team and we look forward to growing their respective areas,” said Rich Eknoian, chief executive officer of World Insurance. “We have been full steam ahead since the capital investment last year and expanding our team will enable us to offer our clients more products and services and to give them the best experience possible.”

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Names Global Head of Aviation Claims

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) promoted Cristina Schoen to global head of aviation claims.

Schoen first joined AGCS as a senior coverage counsel and has since as larger executive roles within the organization. Before joining AGCS, she served as the head of the airline claims division of the United States Aircraft Insurance Group.

Dave Warfel, North America regional head of aviation, said, “I am incredibly proud of Cristina and her contributions to the Aviation team through her insightful and hands-on claims oversight. She brings a tremendous amount of experience to the business and constantly goes above and beyond in every way to support our clients.”

He continued, “She is most deserving of these new global responsibilities and her new role will bring tremendous value to our clients and business partners across every region at AGCS.”

Strategic Risk Solutions Announces Managing Director

Maxime Schons, managing director, European finance and compliance, SRS

Strategic Risk Solutions (SRS) appointed Maxime Schons as managing director, European finance and compliance, based in Luxembourg, a country in Northwestern Europe. Additionally, Schons will join the executive committee of SRS Europe operations as well as the SRS Europe board of directors.

Schons brings captive management, risk management, compliance and business development leadership experience to his role with SRS. He joins SRS from Risk and Reinsurance Solutions where he has served as the chief operating officer for the last 5 years.

“We are delighted to welcome Maxime to SRS,” said SRS president and CEO Brady Young. “He adds strong compliance and operational expertise in Luxembourg and across our European operations and will be a key member of our European team. &

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

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