EIS, a core and digital platform provider for insurers, has announced a senior hire, with the appointment of Rupert Jarron to the role of MD, Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Jarron joins from digital transformation giant, DXC and brings a “blue-chip history of success from the tech hall of fame”, including IBM, HP and Oracle.
Having entered the UK market just a year ago the company said it has helped established players in the insurance sector to “modernise their core systems” and digitise back-end and customer-facing processes.
It added that Jarron’s role will be to build and lead the EIS team as it “rapidly” expands across Europe, adding customers to its growing global roster.
The firm said that his three shorter-term priorities will be “aggressively” closing deals in the current pipeline, opening up new markets for EIS and scaling up operations to match the market desire he has picked up from initial conversations with his extensive network of insurance sector contacts.
Longer term, he will be tasked with replacing legacy competitors in major insurance players across each region and with a EIS partner strategy that is going from strength to strength.
In December, Jarron will open up the new EIS European headquarters office, in the London insurance district, welcoming current customers, prospects and partners, including the Big Four with a special event.
Jarron said: “I am energised about the opportunity for EIS in the EMEA market. The timing and product offerings are spot on and the ability to hand-pick an elite team was ideal.
“Our aim is to shake up a market which until now has been if not unaware, then reticent to adopt the latest digital innovation. My goal is to put EIS in front of every possible potential customer and accelerate the transformation of the crucial insurance sector.”