California-based InsurTech Hippo hired two new executives and appointed two additional board members. Everest Re Group’s Everest Insurance has a new Chief Claims Officer, who was promoted from within.


Hippo, a California-based InsurTech focused on providing super-quick homeowners insurance, has made a number of executive hires and board appointments.

Yuval Harry was named Head of Partnerships. He’ll be tasked with accelerating growth through Hippo’s proprietary partnership distribution channels. Previously, Harry held operating roles as Head of Sales at Shift Technologies and Director of Business Operations for LinkedIn’s largest sales team. Earlier, he was an Engagement Manager with McKinsey and an Engineering Lead with Intel.

Zachary Kruth is Hippo’s new Head of Finance. Most recently, he led Collective Health’s Finance team through four rounds of fundraising for more than $200MM of capital and growth from ten to over 350 employees.

Hippo’s newly-named board members: Victoria Treyger, Chief Revenue Officer at Kabbage, an online financial technology company; and Hugh Frater, Chairman of VEREIT, a national real estate investment company.

Frater also serves on the boards of directors of Fannie Mae, the largest national housing finance company, and ABR Re, a reinsurer formed by BlackRock and Chubb.


Everest Re Group’s Everest Insurance promoted Patricia McMahon to the role of senior vice president and Chief Claims Officer.

McMahon joined Everest from AIG in June 2017 as Head of Casualty Claims. In her new role, she will report to Everest Insurance President and CEO Jonathan Zaffino. McMahon will also still be based in the company’s Liberty Corner, New Jersey office.

Everest Re Group, Ltd. is a Bermuda holding company that operates through a number of subsidiaries.

Sources: Hippo, Everest Re Group