Hiscox appoints Chad Nitschke as SVP, Digital Strategy and Execution in the US

Atlanta, GA – February 20, 2024 – Hiscox, the specialist global insurer, has announced the appointment of Chad Nitschke to SVP, Digital Strategy and Execution in the US. Nitschke will report to Sarah Bourdeau, Head of Distribution of Hiscox USA.

In this newly created role, Nitschke will lead a comprehensive strategy for the digitally traded business, with a focus on driving profitable growth through our partners. He will also be responsible for growing key partner relationships and expanding our footprint through new partnerships. Nitschke brings over 20 years of industry expertise to the role. Prior to Hiscox, he held underwriting and leadership roles at Travelers and AXIS, founded an Insurtech, Bunker, and most recently led a new tech-enabled brokerage business for the Insurtech, Vouch. He is also a Venture Partner at Clocktower Ventures. Nitschke earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead and holds an MBA from the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business.

“As a first mover in the digital insurance space, we are well-positioned for continued success in this channel. Chad’s experience and leadership will be instrumental in shaping our strategy and delivering excellence for our digital partners,” said Sarah Bourdeau, Head of Distribution of Hiscox USA.

Hiscox USA provides a variety of specialty risk solutions, including a broad spectrum of errors & omissions, general liability, cyber and data security, media liability, management liability, crime, entertainment, and terrorism insurance products.


About The Hiscox Group

Hiscox is a global specialist insurer, headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HSX). Our ambition is to be a respected insurer with a diverse portfolio by product and geography. We believe that building balance between catastrophe-exposed business and less volatile local specialty business gives us opportunities for profitable growth throughout the insurance cycle.

The Hiscox Group employs over 3,000 people in 14 countries, and has customers worldwide. Through the retail businesses in the UK, Europe, Asia and the USA, we offer a range of specialist insurance for professionals and business customers as well as homeowners. Internationally traded, bigger ticket business and reinsurance is underwritten through Hiscox London Market and Hiscox Re & ILS. In the US, Hiscox small business Insurance is underwritten either by Hiscox Insurance Company Inc., a Chicago-based insurance company, or a Hiscox Syndicate at Lloyd’s, London, which is available on a surplus lines basis through licensed surplus lines brokers.

Our values define our business, with a focus on people, courage, ownership and integrity. We pride ourselves on being true to our word and our award-winning claims service is testament to that. For more information, visit www.hiscoxgroup.com.

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