VIPR Solutions, a UK-based insurance software provider, has announced the appointment of Gregory J. Massey (pictured above) as North American advisor.
Massey has nearly 40 years of experience in commercial lines underwriting. He recently retired from Zurich North America, where he served for 13 years in a number of senior roles, including chief underwriting officer for commercial markets, senior vice president for property and casualty lines, and head of program business for middle markets. Prior to joining Zurich North America, Massey served as a commercial lines vice president for Selective Insurance Group. He has also held roles at Anthem Casualty and The Hartford.
Massey holds the designations of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), and Certified Risk Manager (CRM). He previously served as an active volunteer leader of the CPCU Society, an affiliate of The Institutes, and the National Alliance for Insurance Education. He is also recognized as a Certified Program Leader (CPL) by the Target Markets organization.
Founded in 2009, VIPR supports the automation of insurance back-office processes. VIPR was the first software provider to be approved by the Lloyd’s London market for direct reporting. By 2018, a third of Lloyd’s managing agents were using VIPR products. The company picked up its first North American client in 2015 and is now seeking to expand its North American operations.
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“We are delighted to welcome Greg to VIPR as part of our North American growth and expansion plan,” said David Sweet, chief commercial officer at VIPR. “Greg’s experience in this market is going to be instrumental in our future plans, helping to ensure that we deliver a class-leading solution to US and Canadian clients.”
“VIPR Solutions enables the collecting and transferring of accurate policy data to carriers and TPAs,” Massey said. “VIPR also provides the analytical ability to develop actionable insights that are critical to managing a portfolio of risks effectively. VIPR has demonstrated its capabilities for Lloyd’s and non-Lloyd’s syndicates and other European clients, so its expansion into North America comes with a demonstrated track record.”