Vince Santivasi named Head of Direct Markets
Vince Santivasi has been appointed Head of Direct Markets for Zurich North America. He succeeds David Putz, who is now Head of Alternative Markets. Vince was previously Head of Sales for Direct Markets & Programs at Zurich.
“I’m excited about continuing to focus on our customers and adding to the strong growth at Direct Markets,” Vince said. “As thought leaders in the automotive industry, we will be proactive in helping to shape the future of our industry.”
Since joining the company in 2003, Vince has held a number of key leadership roles in Alternative Markets, including Head of Business Development for Finance & Insurance, Regional Finance & Insurance Manager and Direct Markets General Manager.
“Vince was successful in all of these leadership roles due to his unrelenting focus on doing the right things for the customer, our distributors, his colleagues and Zurich,” Putz said. “Vince’s vast knowledge of the Direct Markets organization and the customers we serve will ensure that our leadership transition will be smooth and effective.”
Prior to joining Zurich, Vince held numerous positions in the retail automotive business. He is an automotive industry specialist and has shared his knowledge as a course instructor and workshop leader for the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA).
Vince has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Philadelphia University and has completed an executive education course at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Anna Roberts joins Zurich as Business Development Leader in Great Lakes Area
Zurich welcomes Anna Roberts as a Business Development Leader in the Great Lakes Area of the Central Zone. She joins Zurich after eight years at Navigators, where she was a senior excess casualty production underwriter.
“I wanted to join a company that was internationally known,” Anna said. “I was excited by the opportunity to leverage my business marketing and technical underwriting skills to be a market-facing resource for my brokers.”
Based in Pittsburgh, Anna will shape Zurich’s broker and distribution strategy for a territory spanning western Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia and southern Ohio. Her priorities are to grow the Great Lakes Area by continuing to build on strong business relationships with brokers and with underwriters, collaborating to get accounts across the finish line.
“Anna brings with her established relationships with many of the brokers in the Great Lakes Area,” said John Cox, Area Executive, Great Lakes. “We are delighted to have her join our team.”
Anna began her career with The Hartford as a marine sales underwriter. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the State University of New York Institute of Technology.