Assurant appoints Commercial Director

Jeremy joined the business three years ago and has been Head of Business Development for the past two years. He has extensive knowledge of the payment protection market having spent 10 years within the industry in both business development and client relationship management roles.

In making this appointment, Assurant Solutions has taken the opportunity to merge its business development and client relationship teams based out of Slough with immediate effect. Commenting on this decision Drazen Jaksic, Sales & Marketing Director, said: “Bringing the teams together will not only maximise their knowledge and skills but it will also enable us to build a closer working relationship between the teams and better utilise the strengths of each individual to serve our clients in these challenging times.”

To support Jeremy in his new position, Karen Wheeler will manage the client relationship team in the UK and Sinéad Marconi will manage the Irish team. Their role titles will change to Head of Client Development to closer reflect the nature of their core focus.

Assurant Solutions specialises in creating, underwriting and administering niche insurance protection products that provide consumers with protection against life’s events that can cause financial hardship. Products include mortgage, loan and credit card payment protection, income protection, credit card price and purchase protection, plus a wide range of personal property insurance such as product replacement, tailored personal property protection, home emergency insurance, home appliances protection and portable electronics cover. The business works with financial institutions, intermediaries, brokers and high street and home shopping retailers to design, develop, underwrite, administer and market these niche insurance lines.