FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 11, 2015
Industry expert to join Inc. 5000's fastest-growing insurance company for continued marketplace growth.
CHICAGO—May 11, 2015—Insureon, the nation's leading online provider of insurance for small businesses and independent contractors, today announced the appointment of Belen Tokarski as Senior Vice President of Operations. Belen will be responsible for Insureon's industry-leading customer service and operational excellence, reporting to Insureon CEO Ted Devine.
"Belen is a remarkable talent possessing industry-leading technology skills with demonstrated performance in project management and operational effectiveness," said Devine. "Having someone of her talent who has led the technology and operational platform for a top-five small commercial insurance carrier reaffirms our commitment to continuing to build the industry-leading solution."
Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Co-Chair of Insureon and Managing Partner of Accretive LLC, the New York-based investment firm that is Insureon's majority owner, added that the appointment will mean a new level of operational excellence to support Insureon's commitment to protecting the 53 million freelancers and small businesses in the United States. "Belen's background in both information technology and business architecture makes her the ideal candidate to help Insureon scale its operations as it enters a substantively different growth phase," said Bronfman.
Belen will join Insureon from CNA, where she has held various positions since 2001. Most recently, she served as VP Automation Strategy and Agency Solutions, a role that required her to oversee project management of the company's major strategic initiatives while leading the team that, among other things, consults agents on how to integrate automation capabilities into their workflows, and provides day-to-day support for CNA Central, Real Time Quoting, Commercial Lines Download, and Policy Center.
"I could not be more excited to join the Insureon team," said Belen. "Insureon has already proven that it has the leading platform in small commercial, serving nearly 70,000 retail clients and many of the leading agents and brokers in the B2B space. I can't wait to help the team get to the next level."
In 2011, Belen's contributions to CNA earned her recognition from Insurance Networking News, which named her in its list of Top 10 Women in Insurance Leadership. A graduate of Cornell College (B.S.) and DePaul University (MBA), Belen is a Certified Business Architect, and a member of the Business Architect Association.
Since 1997, Insureon has provided coverage for more than 100,000 small businesses. It both serves retail clients directly and supports leading top-five banks, brokerages, and insurance companies in delivering their small commercial business, placing more than $200 million in premium annually. Details about its innovative online application, technology, and business model are available at www.insureon.com.