Industry Veteran to Collaborate with Multiple Insurance Carriers to Advance Front- and Back-Office Transformation
EXTON, PA (September 17th, 2019) – iPipeline®, a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance and financial services industry, today announced the appointment of Michael Plazony as Vice President of Carrier Sales. A 40-year veteran with a record of success in driving profitable growth and revitalizing market-leading companies, Plazony comes to iPipeline from Kemper Life, where he served as President with over 2,600 career debit agents and managers and 300 in the corporate staff.
“Our appointment of Michael to the role of Vice President of Carrier Sales signals our commitment to provide insurers with a unique view into the buying experience. He has successfully served as a catalyst for change with top carriers seeking to digitally transform their front- and back-office operations and accelerate sales,” said Larry Berran, CEO, iPipeline. “At both Kemper Life and Erie Insurance, Plazony partnered with us to successfully deploy our next-generation technology, including iGO® e-App with a Point-of-Sale Instant Issue process, that made it easier for agents to sell life insurance. Organic, new life sales are not easily achieved. Michael will be able to provide invaluable guidance based on first-hand experience throughout the selling process, and we are excited to have him as a key executive on the iPipeline team.”
“The opportunity at iPipeline fits perfectly with my next-phase career goal of helping multiple insurance carriers implement the front- and back-office digital solutions necessary to drive profitable revenue,” said Michael Plazony, Vice President of Carrier Sales, iPipeline. “iPipeline has the most extensive digital platform within the life insurance industry and continues to bring new innovations to the marketplace. The addition of a policy administration system is a powerful game-changer as iPipeline now has the complete “soup-to-nuts’ platform to enable carriers to accomplish their digital transformation goals.”
As Senior Vice President of Erie Insurance Group’s Life Company, Plazony delivered customer-focused competitive products with technology improvements that drove growth with increased cross-selling of life insurance products. Earlier roles include a variety of executive positions at market-leading companies including Bankers Life & Casualty, Caremark, Travelers Insurance, and Trustmark. Plazony earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at Indiana University.
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iPipeline is a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance and financial services industry. Through our SSG Digital, end-to-end platform, we accelerate and simplify sales, compliance, operations and support. We provide process automation and seamless integration between every participant in our ecosystem including carriers, agents, general agencies, advisors, broker-dealers, RIAs, banks, securities/mutual fund firms, and their consumers on a global basis. Our innovative solutions include pre-sales support, new business and underwriting, policy administration, point-of-sale execution of applications, post-sale support, data analysis, reporting, user-driven configuration, consumer delivery and self-service, and agency and firm management.
iPipeline’s platform is used by approximately 150 carriers, 1,400 distributors and financial institutions, and their agents and licensed advisors in a cloud-based environment. With headquarters in Exton, Pennsylvania, iPipeline has locations in Bromley (UK), Burlington (Canada), Cheltenham (UK), Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Huntersville, Ontario (CA), Philadelphia, Pleasanton, and Salt Lake City. Visit www.ipipeline.com.
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