Posted on 20 Aug 03
Assurex Global is pleased to announce the appointment of James R. Hackbarth as President and CEO. Hackbarth takes the helm of the global insurance powerhouse immediately. The appointment was announced by Assurex Global Board Chairman Greg Collins, president of Parker, Smith & Feek, Assurex Globals Seattle, Washington Partner.
Hackbarth brings to Assurex Global extensive experience in all phases of management including business planning, acquisitions, joint ventures, revenue generation strategic alliances, product development, and international sales and marketing. Boasting a solid track record in technology, Hackbarth most recently served as CEO of Cornerstone Partners, the high-tech consulting and executive recruiting firm he founded in 1996. Previously, Hackbarth held executive positions with the international software company Information Dimensions, as well as Agency Management Services, Leader Systems, Policy Management Systems, and IBM.
"With his proven ability to grow business, manage international operations, and drive technology, Jim Hackbarth is ideally suited to lead Assurex Global," said Collins, noting that Assurex Global has independent insurance brokers on six continents. "Assurex Global delivers seamless global insurance, risk management and employee benefits products and services from more than 130 offices located in every major city of the globe," said Collins. "Jim Hackbarth has the management experience, business savvy, and high-tech know-how necessary to help our clients manage their global risks, while helping Assurex Global Partners achieve unsurpassed growth."
Columbus, Ohio-based Assurex Global is staffed by more than 12,000 experienced industry professionals generating annual premiums in excess of $16 billion. Assurex Global Partners are among the leading independent insurance agencies in their respective markets. What differentiates Assurex Global from national brokers is that Assurex Global Partners are managed by their owners. Typically employing 100 professionals, Assurex Global Partners deliver property, casualty, surety, life and employee benefits insurance for large and small clients.