The latest press releases announcing new hires, appointments and achievements in the Massachusetts insurance industry this week…
Appointments – Clearsurance
Clearsurance, the crowdsourced review, rating and educational platform exclusively for the insurance industry, has announced the addition of Tim Anderson to its Board of Directors. Anderson will provide strategic counsel and direction to the Massachusetts-based startup.
Anderson brings nearly a decade of relevant experience from his various product management positions at Glassdoor, the trailblazing, crowdsourced employment review and rating community. Today Glassdoor is one of the largest and fastest growing online job communities capturing employee sentiment. There, Anderson was responsible for product vision and execution for both sides of the marketplace – job seekers and employers, including all aspects of user experience, growth and monetization.
“Tim’s insights are critical as we prepare to launch a new version of our platform in the coming weeks and significantly grow our unique user base,” said Michael Crowe, CEO and co-founder of Clearsurance. “His success growing the Glassdoor community to over 40 million users makes him an invaluable advisor to our team. Clearsurance, like Glassdoor, is growing rapidly while capturing customer sentiment. We’re thrilled to have him on board.”
Anderson currently holds the position of chief growth officer at Zapier, a service that connects applications and automates workflow. Prior to his tenure at Glassdoor, Anderson was a senior product manager for online photo management and sharing application Flickr where he focused on developing the community experience.
“Clearsurance is in position to be the Glassdoor, Yelp or TripAdvisor of the insurance industry, and I couldn’t be more excited to use my experience to help continue development of this community for consumers and insurers,” said Anderson.
Founded by Crowe and Todd Kozikowski, Clearsurance launched in 2016. Today, the website has curated nearly 60,000 reviews on more than 370 insurance carriers in the home, rental and auto markets.
Appointments – Boston Mutual
Boston Mutual Appoints New Second Vice President of Sales Operations
Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company, a national provider of insurance solutions for individuals and at the workplace, today announced that it has appointed Marie Loughran as its new 2nd Vice President of Sales Operations, Workplace Solutions, in the company’s Distribution division.
“Marie will play a key role in helping to drive our efforts as we expand and build on our foundation of providing a quality service experience,” said Jim Jacobsen, Executive Vice President of Distribution at Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company. “Her extensive knowledge of sales and the enrollment process and technology as well as her long-standing tenure at the company is a huge asset to the team, and I look forward to working with her.”
In this new position, Mrs. Loughran will help develop, train, and build out Boston Mutual’s voluntary and employer-paid insurance sales support team to assist the company’s growing sales efforts. She will be responsible for developing multi-department efforts to meet business and producer needs, as well as identifying opportunities to improve process efficiency.
Mrs. Loughran has worked at Boston Mutual for 25 years, most recently with the company’s IT partner Onyx Data Solutions in project management for sales-related initiatives. Previously, she worked in Boston Mutual’s voluntary insurance department. Mrs. Loughran serves on the Life Insurance and Market Research Association (LIMRA) technology committee. She is currently completing her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southern New Hampshire University.
Accolades – Veruna
Veruna won two more awards at this year’s ACORD Conference, which coincidentally took place the past week in Boston, right above from the Big Event. This year Veruna won one for being an Organizational Leader in the industry, while the second was for a case study.
If our readers remember, Hopkington-based Veruna is a new Agency Management System built off of the Salesforce Platform.
The company which officially launched last year during the 2016 Big Event, is led by Jonathon Lincoln, who ACORD also named a top ten in insurtech this year in September.
Congrats on the new awards!
Accolades – Eastern Insurance
In case you didn’t see The Boston Globe this past week, Hope Aldrich of Eastern Insurance was named to the top 100 Women-led businesses edition. The President & CEO of Eastern Insurance for the past 19 years, Ms. Aldrich was also named the Insurance Professional of the Year by the Insurance Library Association of Boston in 2012.
Founded in Natick in 1989, Eastern Insurance has grown to become not only one of the largest independent insurance agencies in New England, but across the country.