Technology

The role of technology has increased significantly in importance throughout the wider insurance sector spectrum and the technology sector itself is booming. Advancement in the Digital Age and the Internet of Things has led to a major transformation in the way our clients are interacting with their customers and competing with one another for market share within their respective industries – ‘Digital’ and ‘Data’ is at the heart of this transformation. Historically considered purely a “cost center”, Information Technology is beginning to take centre stage as industries are disrupted through the adoption of the latest technology trends which are now attributed to revenue generation (Digital Marketing, Risk & Pricing Calculations, new channels of distribution) and cost saving (Cloud, Information & Cyber Security, Regulatory Reporting).

 

The Hanover Search Group possesses a Technology practice that has leveraged years of expertise and relationships to build a strong presence within the sector. As a result, we have been chosen to partner with firms from Life and General Insurance backgrounds, as well as consultancies and technology vendors servicing the industry.

 

As firms continue to invest significantly in Technology, we have delivered senior search assignments to identify exceptional talent across Data & Analytics (the Chief Data Office), Digital Strategy, Information & Cyber Security, Cloud Infrastructure and InsurTechs.

                                                                                                               

OUR EXPERTS

ALEX CURTIS

Alex joined Hanover in 2012 and is a Managing Partner and leads a team of SMEs focused on Operations, Finance, Risk & Compliance. He is responsible for the Technology retained search and senior hire mandates. Alex has over 13 years’ experience placing senior technology leaders across Insurance, Banking, Asset and Wealth Management industries delivering requirements for CIO, CTO, Chief Information (& Cyber) Security Officer, Chief Data Officer, Head of Data & Analytics, Head of Infrastructure and Digital Transformation Leaders. Alex delivers mandates from our London and New York offices across Europe and North America.

Lars Sunnell

Based in the New York office, Lars joined Hanover Search Group in 2018 to initiate the IT and FinTech practices for the US market and works closely with the London office. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Economics & Sustainable Community Development Methods, prior to joining Hanover Lars began his sales career in 2015 at Yelp quickly becoming a Senior National Account Executive before then joining Robert Half Inc. to spearhead direct-hire searches within their Legal & Compliance team. With an in-depth knowledge of US corporate and legal infrastructure, Lars’ recruiting style is consultative and very strong in relationships.

Kevin Hickey

Kevin began his career in a sales & marketing capacity at Picerne Real Estate Group which is recognized as a “Top Ten Multi Family Home Developer”. After relocating back to New York, he transitioned to a career in technology recruitment focusing on interim consultants and executive search. He developed and fine-tuned his craft with top global organizations, most notably Robert Half International and Randstad Technologies. Kevin has been tasked with spearheading our Technology & Infrastructure practice in the US market and is excited to begin this new chapter.

Recently completed mandates

Head of Client Technology & Innovation Lab
Global P&C Reinsurer
Chief Data Officer
Global General Insurer
Chief Information Security Officer
UK Life & Health Insurer
Global Head of IT Risk
Major Global Insurer
Head of Data Protection (GDPR) 
UK Life & Health Insurer
Director, Insurance Technology Practice
Major Global Consultancy