Hiscox strengthens US partnerships team with senior appointments
New York, NY – July 21, 2021 – Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, has strengthened its US partnerships team with the appointments of Tatiana DeJongh as Vice President, Partnership Management, Meghan Mueller as Vice President, Partnership Strategy Execution and Ben French as Vice President, Delegated Authority Partnerships. All will report to Jim Whetstone, SVP, Head of Digital Partnerships and Delegated Authority (DPDA) in the US and will serve on the DPDA leadership team.
Tatiana DeJongh – who is based in Sarasota, Florida – joined Hiscox in 2013 as the very first Partnership Manager. DeJongh was then promoted to Senior Partnership Manager and then to AVP, Partnership Management, with responsibility for running the partnership management and business development team. She was instrumental in establishing the foundations for successful partnerships, by identifying new partners whose approach is aligned with the Hiscox values and through building effective relationships. She earned her BS in Human Resources Management from Florida State University.
Meghan Mueller – who is based in York, Pennsylvania – joined Hiscox in 2015 as a Partnership Manager. Quickly recognized as a significant contributor, Mueller was then promoted to Senior Partnership Manager before becoming AVP, Partnership Strategy Execution where she now leads a team to support and deliver growth strategies with partners. She earned her BS in Sociology from The University of Maryland Baltimore County, as well as her SPHR in Human Resources.
Ben French – who is based in Toledo, Ohio – joined Hiscox in 2007 as an Architects & Engineers (A&E) Trainee Underwriter. He relocated to Chicago in 2009 to grow A&E broker distribution and production, becoming the Midwest Errors & Omissions Regional Manager in 2014. In 2019, he joined the alternative distribution team, focusing on the development and distribution of P3, the broker portal. He earned his MS in Information Management & Policy from The University at Albany and his BA in History from Binghamton University.
Commenting on the new appointments, Whetstone said: “This is a hugely exciting moment for the partnerships team. The appointments of Tatiana, Meghan and Ben, will help to drive, refine and foster overall engagement with our partners. Tatiana’s team kick-off the process, by identifying technology-minded partners looking to capitalize on digital quote and bind capabilities for small business customers. Meghan will build upon this by embracing customer centricity and continuous improvement. Ben will be positioned to neatly tie everything together, by bringing all of our delegated authority programs into one cohesive strategy. We are very excited for Tatiana, Meghan and Ben to lead partnerships into the next chapter.”
Hiscox USA provides a variety of specialty risk solutions, including a broad spectrum of errors and omissions, general liability, cyber and data security, media liability, management liability, crime, 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 specialist 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 by Hiscox Insurance Company Inc., a Chicago-based insurance company.
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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