Carrier Management - Ed Largent
"If we can provide a classic risk transfer mechanism plus other products, services to a commercial business that they view as valuable, that then becomes a very different kind of experience than the standard ‘insurance’ experience. That is the aspiration."
Recently interviewed by Carrier Management, Ed Largent talks about our small business transformation currently underway and also recounts his own personal evolution—from computer science graduate to an organizational leadership role, putting him in position to shape a Westfield culture of collaboration that makes innovation possible today. Read the full story >>>
A career path that started in the technology department and ends with the top job as chief executive officer hasn’t been common in the property/casualty insurance industry, but it was a natural one for Ed.
How embracing change at Westfield has led to new opportunities, including the overhaul of Westfield’s claims management platform, the creation of an innovation subsidiary known as 1848 Ventures, a transformation of the physical workspace and rebranding. Not to mention the huge commercial lines transformation effort underway.
Why our redesigned physical space emphasizes collaboration, transparency, innovation and an inclusive environment - and the importance of bringing our culture and our history alive everywhere in our space.
From IT Leader to C-Suite: A Natural Path for Insurer CEO >>>
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