The latest press releases announcing new hires, appointments and achievements this week…
Liberty Mutual Appoints Gregg Cunningham To Lead National Insurance Property
Liberty Mutual Insurance has appointed Gregg Cunningham as executive vice president, National Insurance and general manager, National Insurance Property.
Cunningham – who has more than 25 years of commercial insurance experience – leads the area of Liberty Mutual that provides a full range of property insurance, inland marine and equipment breakdown products and services to mid-size and large commercial customers.
Prior to joining Liberty Mutual, Cunningham was chief underwriting officer for Middle Market Property at The Travelers Insurance Company, where he led the team responsible for growing the line and improving its combined ratio over a five-year period.
“Gregg is a seasoned, strategic and innovative insurance leader with a proven track-record in the property space,” notes Mike Fallon, president, Liberty Mutual National Insurance. “His selection to head National Insurance Property underscores our commitment to a best-in-class underwriting organization that meets the needs of our customers.”
Liberty Mutual has the keys for property success, according to Cunningham. “Liberty Mutual blends strong underwriting, claims and risk engineering capabilities with solid products and great broker relationships,” explains Cunningham. “Those foundations will help us strategically grow the property operation serving large and mid-size companies.”
Christine Yeaton, CPCU, AU, has joined Vermont Mutual as a Senior Marketing Representative. Ms. Yeaton brings over twenty years of marketing and underwriting experience, having worked throughout Massachusetts for both a regional and national carrier.
We are very fortunate to have attracted such a talented and highly regarded professional” stated Vermont Mutual’s Vice President of Marketing, Shaun Farley. “We now have four Marketing Representatives in the state of Massachusetts. With over $250,000,000 of written premium in Massachusetts alone, along with double-digit new business growth, it is paramount that we maintain an outstanding marketing team to serve the needs of our Agency Partners. It’s been wonderful to see how enthusiastically our Agency Partners have embraced Chris’s arrival.”
Executive Vice President and COO, Mark McDonnell, added “As an organization that takes great pride in the strong relationships we have developed with our Independent Agency Partners, we are thrilled that Chris, with her collaborative approach with Independent Agents, has accepted this critical role at Vermont Mutual. Ms. Yeaton will be based in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts and will serve the Eastern Massachusetts area.
EverQuote Appoints Jayme Mendal As Chief Revenue Officer
EverQuote, the largest online insurance marketplace, today announced the appointment of Jayme Mendal to the newly created position of Chief Revenue Officer. In this role, Mendal will focus on accelerating revenue growth and will lead all go-to-market teams and strategy at EverQuote.
A data-centric sales leader, Mendal brings over 10 years of business, consulting, and industry experience to EverQuote. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and Harvard Business School, Mendal most recently served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at PowerAdvocate and before that worked as a Management Consultant within the Growth Strategy Division of Monitor Deloitte (formerly Monitor Group).
As CRO, Mendal will be responsible for driving revenue and growth strategies, lead the roll-out of EverQuote’s direct Life Insurance referral program, and oversee the continued growth of the EverQuote Pro (PRO) platform, which recently announced the integration of home and life insurance across its consumer experience and direct agent platform.
“We are very excited to have Jayme join EverQuote at a key point in our journey to becoming the leading destination for people to discover and acquire the right risk-based insurance and financial products for the best price,” said Seth Birnbaum, CEO and co-founder of EverQuote. “We believe his background, past experience leveraging data to fuel growth, and collaborative mentality will increase performance for advertisers and partners while continuing to scale our business and build value for shareholders.”
“I am excited to join the EverQuote team and believe we are well-positioned to transform the insurance landscape,” said Mendal. “I look forward to partnering with Seth and the entire EverQuote Team as we expand our products, services, and global reach.”