For the first time since its inception in 2001, Markerstudy has appointed a chief operating officer.
Taking on the challenge is the firm’s award-winning group IT director Dan Fiehn (pictured), who has transformed the division since joining the Bessels Green-headquartered organisation in 2011. In total, Fiehn has more than two decades of experience in insurance and IT.
“Markerstudy is a company that refuses to stand still,” noted the new COO, who is part of the 2018 CIO 100 list. “During the seven years I’ve been here, I’ve been lucky enough to have been at the forefront of innovation and change, implementing artificial intelligence, big data, and insurer-hosted rating hub initiatives.
“I’m absolutely delighted to be taking on a new challenge and position as COO at Markerstudy, and I’m certain we’ll have some even more exciting times ahead.”
Meanwhile Adam Miller, who came onboard in 2015 and has been instrumental in leading the operational IT teams, is now group head of IT.
“With around 20 years’ experience each and an invaluable understanding of the insurance industry, Dan and Adam have led the way in creating our market-leading IT division,” commented group underwriting director Gary Humphreys. “They’ve helped us keep our fingers on the pulse and taken advantage of the latest technological developments to improve our operational efficiencies.
“It’s only fitting that we recognise their constant determination to strive for better and greater things for our group, and I wish them every success in their new roles.”
Markerstudy, which recently developed the largest managing general agent in the UK, employs more than 3,000 people and supports over 1,000 broker partners.