Zurich North America has announced the appointment of Carl Sutter as head of distribution for US middle market. Sutter (pictured) will report to Alex Wells, head of US middle market, and become a member of the middle market senior leadership team and Zurich North America’s leadership team.
In his new role, Sutter will be responsible for the strategic management of Zurich’s distribution model in the middle market business unit. He will also manage the company’s regional field distribution team, representing all Zurich business units in the marketplace and acting as executive leader spanning the entire organization.
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Prior to joining Zurich, Sutter served as senior vice president of partnership services for ESIS, the TPA subsidiary of Chubb. Previously, he held several leadership roles at Chubb and its predecessor, ACE USA, including senior vice president and national distribution leader and senior vice president and national corporate risk segment leader.
“With his extensive leadership and distribution experience, Carl will be instrumental in making sure we implement our distribution management strategy, which is a critical component of our strategic business plan,” Wells said.