24 May 2023Insurance

Fortegra bolsters leadership with COO and chief innovation, tech officer hires

Global specialty insurer Fortegra Group has bolstered its executive leadership with two new hires to drive strategic growth in the areas of technology and innovation.

The company has hired Abigail Taylor as chief operating officer, with Joe Lettween as chief innovation, data science, and technology officer. Their hirings add to a breadth of expertise and experience amongst Fortegra's senior leadership across the US, UK, and Europe.

As COO, Abbie will oversee Fortegra's daily operations and will spearhead strategic growth initiatives. She brings nearly 20 years of experience in various global management and strategy roles. Prior to joining Fortegra, she served as head of client operations for the strategic accounts at Asurion, where she crafted portfolio strategy and drove digital, supply chain and customer service improvements.

Lettween will lead Fortegra's efforts to scale both efficiently and securely through technology. His expertise in machine learning and artificial intelligence strategies, data products, and process automation will be imperative to Fortegra's continued success. Previously, Lettween was the principal and head of data & analytics at Osso Capital.

"We are thrilled to welcome Abbie Taylor and Joe Lettween to Fortegra. Their roles are instrumental in our continued strategic and organic growth," said Rick Kahlbaugh, Fortegra's CEO. "Both Abbie and Joe are deeply committed to driving operational excellence and innovation, which are key components in delivering value to our stakeholders."

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