battleface Inc., a rapidly growing tech-enabled company focused on providing innovative and relevant insurance products for travelers worldwide, today announced a new partnership with Spinnaker Insurance Company, a leading fronting carrier, wholly owned by Hippo Enterprises, the homeowners insurtech group. The partnership will give battleface the flexibility required when designing products for B2B2C markets, with a range of modular benefits and services that are best suited for customizing products to fit travelers’ needs.
Lisa Conway, battleface’s newly appointed Chief Underwriting Officer said: “Led by a global team of travel insurance experts, battleface combines innovative technology and modular underwriting to create, distribute and service customized travel insurance products. With the ever-changing global travel requirements and customer’s needs, we believe there’s a growing need for an alternative custom-based approach when designing travel insurance products and services. Spinnaker’s technology expertise, comprehensive filings, and broad flexibility will add to our value proposition for our partners and their customers.”
“Within the travel industry, battleface brings an innovative approach to its custom insurance solutions that proactively protect and serve the needs of today’s travelers,” said Dave Ingrey, CEO, Spinnaker. “We’re excited to work with the battleface team to strengthen and scale their custom-built products and services with our tech-friendly innovative fronting carrier solutions.”
Greenlight Re, battleface’ Seed Round lead investor, will provide reinsurance support behind battleface’ products. In late 2020, battleface closed on its Series A financing round with Columbus, Ohio based Drive Capital. This investment is being used to fund growth and market expansion and establish battleface’s global headquarters in Columbus’ burgeoning tech hub.
Robinson currently serves as UK CUO and will take on her new role from June 1st, 2021, based in Zurich, Switzerland.
In her new role, she assumes oversight of the underwriting function across the group and ensures underwriters are well-positioned to make appropriate risk selection decisions.
Signorelli commented: “Hayley brings tremendous vision, experience and leadership to this key role. As Chief Underwriting Officer for the UK, Hayley has successfully advanced the UK underwriting function while building a strong team around her.
“With her industry knowledge, passion and commitment, Hayley was the ideal candidate to lead Group Underwriting and drive our underwriting strategy, objectives and performance to position Zurich for long-term success. Hayley’s promotion highlights the skill and capability of our internal talent and underlines Zurich’s commitment to talent development and leadership growth across the Group.”
Prior to joining Zurich in 2018, Robinson held a variety of management roles in underwriting at RSA and AVIVA. She brings more than three decades of experience of insurance markets across the globe to the role.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for me to progress my journey with Zurich and help to drive forward the global underwriting strategy. Having spent most of my career in underwriting, it is a huge privilege to be able to play a role in shaping the underwriting community of the future,” said Robinson.
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