Vice President, Segment CIO

Berkley MidAtlantic Group LLC   •  

West Hartford, CT

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


11 - 15 years

Posted 65 days ago

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Chief Information Officer (CIO) reports to the segment EVP and indirectly to WRBC CIO and to (5) Operating Unit Presidents (BTU, BLS, BFIN, BARS, BFM). Overall responsibility for developing and executing strategy and related tactical execution in all IT functions to support the strategic direction of the companies and their operational business plans. The CIO acts as a trusted partner and advisor to the companies’ leadership teams and is the key liaison with Berkley Technology Services (BTS). The CIO will develop, maintain and execute the strategic technology plan for the company; to drive process improvement and streamline business processes. Aligns the IT organizations under common segment leadership to enhance capabilities by utilizing the best skillsets within the existing departments and teams. Develops a robust business intelligence ecosystem to enable companies to leverage data and analytics. Develops and drives the plan to streamline common functions joint efforts on data warehousing initiatives and provides strong demand management. Works with an outcome based sense of urgency, increasing the metabolic rate of the organizations’ IT staff & functions.

In addition to the segment strategy responsibility this position will play a key role in developing / influencing the EWRBC enterprise- wide IT strategy to increase the overall leverage of the collective enterprise IT capability as part of driving overall IT efficiency and capability delivery both within the segment as well as across the enterprise.

    • Ability to function in a multi-company scope and provide needed IT leadership and direction to diverse businesses.
    • Works with company presidents and key functional area leaders to set direction and goals for IT to maximize resources, systems and drive efficiency across 5 companies, multiple business segments and operating departments.
    • Builds a team that provides a superior IT product, solutions and execution by attracting, recruiting, and retaining elite talent.
    • Provides day-to-day leadership and management of direct reports and teams ensuring they deliver against the company goals and embrace core values.
    • Reconfigures & reorganizes 5 companies IT departments. Creates efficiencies; develops talent or acquires new skill sets to cover existing gaps:
    • Redefines roles and establishes new responsibilities for current Company IT leaders.
    • Reconfigure the IT staff inside the 5 companies to maximize resources and ensure we have the right talent in key roles.
    • Responsible for the execution of all IT projects, with consideration for cost, scope and schedule.
    • Ensures business capabilities are reviewed on a regular basis and takes appropriate action when needed.
    • Manages budgets for each company and drives the overall IT cost to be 2% to 2.5% of GWP.
    • Accountable for effective systems development, utilization and maintenance.
    • Understands rapidly evolving InsurTech space and works to devise strategies to leverage capabilities.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Strong understanding of the following as they apply in the IT arena:

Business Intelligence Tools
Data Warehousing expertise
On-demand reporting tools
Operational reports
External portal
Demand management process
Predictive Analytics
Underwriting Workbench
SOX and related compliance
Business Analysts – consistent usage of role


At least ten years of progressive leadership experience managing cross-functional teams in a complex organization including accountability for strategic planning, organizational leadership, and technical performance.

A combination of technical experience, strong business and financial acumen, and emotional intelligence; Demonstrated success at managing and leading change in a complex, collaborative organization.

Demonstrated ability to use technology to translate users’ needs into workable business solutions. Equally, significant qualifications include strong project management skills, a thorough understanding of software development practices, and exceptional interpersonal relationship and team-building skills.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Acts with a sense of urgency and a disciplined, outcome based approach to getting things done.
  • Proven understanding of IT policies, strategies and standards.
  • Adept at leading, implementing and nurturing, exploring and defining growth opportunities, architecting strategy, ensuring tactical execution, leading working sessions, communicating vision, and ultimately helping turn our team’s and our clients’ ideas into market-ready products and outstanding experiences.
  • Exhibits a dissatisfaction with the status quo; a clear understanding of the balance between action and delay.
  • Deep understanding how each business intersects and converges with key IT functions.
  • Strong interpersonal relationship and communication skills, a desire to collaborate, build rapport, add value and effectively problem-solve with your direct support teams and the broader teams throughout FIN/BTU/BLS and BTS.
  • Possess personal qualities of integrity, humility, credibility and a commitment to the overall corporate mission.
  • Has a track record for finding innovative ways to bring teams together to problem-solve for greatest efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Agile and decisive; can work with an ambiguous, fast-moving environment while also leading to clarity and solutions; adapts quickly and effectively to change.
  • Well-versed in and accustomed to addressing executives, vendors, and partners.
  • Ability to influence and persuade through advanced written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage and influence in a cross-functional matrix environment
  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously while working under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Strong customer orientation with proven record of developing sustained effective, healthy relationships

Core Competencies
Deep Critical Thinker
Extreme Ownership
Reflective Listening
Challenge the Status Quo
Situation Adaptability
Evidence Based Decision Making
Effective Collaboration
Outstanding Communicator
Innovation Mindset

Education Requirement

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. One of the following preferred: MBA, CPCU, AU

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