New strategy officers joined the executive teams of two property/casualty insurers this week, as CSAA Insurance Group appointed a chief strategy and innovation officer and The Hanover Insurance Group announced that it has a new EVP of corporate development and strategy.
In other executives moves, James River Group Holdings announced the retirement of its chief financial officer. Hamilton Insurance Group appointed a new board member. Human Condition Safety named a new management team.
CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer, has appointed Debbie Brackeen as chief strategy and innovation officer (CSIO).
Most recently serving as global head of innovation at Citigroup, Brackeen has more than 25 years of experience and leadership at innovative high-tech companies such as Apple, SUN, Cadence Design Systems, Lutris Technologies, Synchron Networks and eBay.
Brackeen serves as director and past chair of the Silicon Valley Forum Board of Directors, has been an advisor to the Astia Technology Committee since 2008, and was an advisor on the Corporate Board of the National Venture Capital Association from 2008 to 2009.
The Hanover Insurance Group has named Mark L. Keim executive vice president of corporate development and strategy, effective Nov. 21.
Prior to joining The Hanover, Keim co-founded HealthReveal, a pioneering big data analytics company. Before that, he held key leadership roles at Aetna from 2008 to 2014, serving as global head of strategy and corporate development, as well as president of the organization’s venture capital business.
Bermuda-based James River Group Holdings Ltd. announced that Chief Financial Officer Gregg Davis will be retiring as of Jan. 2, 2017.
The company said it has begun a search for a new CFO and that it expects to announce a successor to Davis by the end of the year.
Davis has agreed to assist in the transition, and James River’s President and Chief Operating Officer Robert Myron will act as interim CFO, following Davis’ retirement.
Hamilton Insurance Group, the Bermuda-based holding company for insurance and reinsurance operations in Bermuda, the U.S. and at Lloyd’s, announced that Mark J. Barrenechea has been appointed to its board of directors.
Barrenechea, a veteran of Silicon Valley’s technology sector, is chief executive officer, chief technology officer and a member of the board of directors at OpenText, Canada’s largest software company. He is the author of “eBusiness or out of Business,” “Software Rules” and “On Digital.” In 2015, he was named Top New CEO of the Year by Canadian Business magazine.
Human Condition Safety, an early-stage company applying IoT and predictive analytics to workplace safety, has announced the appointment of a new management team to lead the organization into a new phase of growth.
New appointments include Greg Wolyniec as president and CEO, Gary Foreman as CTO, and Adam Bellin as business development lead. Additionally, Alexander R. Baugh, president of liability and financial lines at American International Group Inc., will serve as chairman of HC Safety’s board of directors and Robert Voreyer, managing director of Spencer Holt Advisors, has been appointed a director of the board.
Wolyniec was most recently head of commercial insurance strategy and innovation at AIG and has over a decade of experience restructuring and positioning organizations for success in the market.
As part of this transition, two of HC Safety’s founders and former executives, CEO Peter E. Raymond and Chief Strategy Officer Oliver Rothauser, have left to incubate new ventures.