Sun Life US names new CIO

Industry vet has more than three decades of tech and engineering experience

Sun Life US names new CIO

Insurance News

By Ryan Smith

Sun Life US has announced that it has appointed Paula Bartgis as senior vice president and chief information officer. In her new role, Bartgis will be responsible for the company’s information technology operations.

Bartgis has more than 30 years of experience in technology and engineering. Prior to joining Sun Life, she served as senior vice president of Voya Financial’s Enterprise Project Management office. She has also served as Voya’s head of enterprise, transformation, technology and project management, and has led teams at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, and served as vice president of engineering and information systems at The Travelers Companies.

“Paula is an accomplished technology transformation leader known for creating high-performing teams and producing successful outcomes for clients,” said Dan Fishbein, president of Sun Life US. “Our clients expect simplified interactions and continually advancing capabilities. Paula’s deep tech experience and proven track record of orchestrating complex, large-scale initiatives make her ideally suited to lead our next-generation solutions to deliver on our client commitments while fueling business growth.”

“I’m excited to join Sun Life, which is a forward-thinking organization invested in the client experience,” Bartgis said. “Technology is an area of constant change at the heart of an enterprise, connecting internal and external stakeholders and driving progress. I look forward to harnessing the creative mindset at Sun Life to help shape the future of the digital insurtech enterprise.”

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