SOURCE: X by 2

X by 2

January 10, 2011 10:05 ET

X by 2 Names Petersmark CIO Advocate

Former CIO Will Work With Insurance Company IT Executives

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI--(Marketwire - January 10, 2011) - X by 2, a technology consultancy that specializes in enterprise and application architecture for insurance companies, has named Frank Petersmark CIO Advocate. Formerly Chief Information Officer and Vice President of information technology at Amerisure Mutual Insurance Company, he has 30 years of insurance industry experience as an information technology professional and executive.

Petersmark will serve as a liaison between X by 2 and CIOs at current and prospective clients, discussing their biggest challenges and serving as a sounding board and advisor as they navigate possible technology and business solutions.

"Frank has been in the CIO's shoes and intimately knows all the technology, business and leadership issues they face," said K. Ram Sundaram, Senior Principal at X by 2. "He'll be a key public face for us as we continue to help our insurance clients realize their visions and aspirations in this highly competitive marketplace. We believe the timing is great for bringing Frank on board as 2011 will provide opportunities for our clients and for us to expand our respective businesses." 

Petersmark began his insurance career at Alexander Hamilton Life Insurance Company. In 1998 he was named CIO and VP with Amerisure, one of the nation's leading regional property and casualty insurance companies, where he built a track record for innovative solutions, execution and delivery.

Petersmark led Amerisure's implementation of a completely virtualized desktop infrastructure. CIO magazine named Amerisure a winner of its "2010 CIO 100 Award" for that project.

He also spearheaded Amerisure's business process-management and enterprise project-management capabilities, and created an innovation center in the company to establish and foster creativity throughout the organization. 

Besides various insurance and executive training certifications, Petersmark holds a bachelor's degree from Madonna University and a master's degree in European History from Wayne State University. He is working on his Ph.D. in European History at Wayne State.

Petersmark lives with his family in Livonia, Mich.

Founded in 1998, X by 2 ( is an architecture consultancy primarily to the insurance industry whose motto is "Architecture First." Clients include national and regional life, health and property-casualty insurers -- companies that want to build their business-technology architectures and foundations right the first time. X by 2 provides architecture design, planning, oversight, and turnaround services on transformative enterprise scale business technology initiatives. 

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