SOURCE: Innovation Group

Innovation Group

August 20, 2013 11:15 ET

Innovation Group Names New Chief Sales Officer for Insurance Business Process Services Division

New Position Will Enable Christopher S. Benecick to Drive Growth and Expansion

FARMINGTON, CT--(Marketwired - Aug 20, 2013) - The Innovation Group plc (Innovation Group) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher S. Benecick as chief sales officer for Innovation Group's Insurance Business Process Services. He will be responsible for oversight and direction of Innovation Group's Business Process Services' sales and business development in North America.

"Chris Benecick brings with him many years of sales experience and valuable knowledge of the P&C industry," said Lewis Miller, CFO and acting CEO North America, Innovation Group. "He will be a great asset as Innovation Group's Business Process Services continues to grow. His skills at building and developing relationships and at creating strategic alliances will further drive expansion and help Innovation Group further customer partnerships going forward."

Prior to coming to Innovation Group, Benecick served as senior vice president of enterprise sales for Enservio, where he increased corporate revenues through strategic and tactical account development. He also served as vice president of insurance national accounts for The Hertz Corporation, and as northeast region manager for Property Damage Appraisers, Inc. He began his career in the insurance industry at Progressive Insurance as a senior claims representative.

"I'm excited about this new opportunity and being a part of Innovation Group," said Benecick. "Innovation Business Process Services offers an impressive portfolio and the more I can help companies see and understand the value, the more efficient they can be." 

Innovation Group is a global company providing award-winning software and business process services to the insurance, fleet and automotive industries. The company's flagship software suite, Innovation Insurer, is complemented by the business processing outsourcing (BPO) services group's offerings, including the Innovation Group Managed Repair Network (iMRN), Innovation Auto, Innovation First Notice and Innovation Property.

About The Innovation Group plc:
The Innovation Group plc (LSE: TIG.L) is a global provider of business process outsourcing and technology solutions to the insurance, fleet and automotive industries. Innovation Group provides contact centres, repair networks, process management, supply chain and technology operations and decision support analytics to support accident management, repair and estimation and claims management services. Innovation Group has over 800 global clients including AXA Insurance, RSA, Encompass, Esurance, Hertz, Main Street America Group, American Modern Insurance Group, LeasePlan, The Ford Motor Company, Aviva, Toyota and Zurich. The Group processes more than 4 million claims per year with 20 per cent direct claims cost saving achieved. Innovation Group's 2,300 people are located in the United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Spain and United States.

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