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Cover Genius makes “strategic” hires for business services and property partnerships

23rd August 2022 - Author: Kassandra Jimenez-Sanchez

Cover Genius, an insurtech for embedded insurance, has announced three key additions to its leadership team as demand for embedded protection continues to increase.

handshake-close-up-photoBarney Pierce has been appointed Senior Vice President of Partnerships in APAC. He joins the company after a successful career in senior leadership positions at Google, responsible for go-to-market, sales and partnerships for Google’s Media and Marketing Technology business in New York, Sydney and Mountain View, CA.

David Schaede joins Cover Genies’ US team as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships – Property to oversee and expand partnerships in proptech and real estate. Schaede joins after a foundational role at insurtech firm, Matic.

Based in Germany, Zinovia Wendlandt joins the team as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships – Business Services to oversee EMEA partnerships with software and other B2B companies. Wendlandt joined Cover Genius after a successful career leading partnerships at Munich Re Digital Partners in New York.

Angus McDonald, CEO and co-founder of Cover Genius, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Barney, David and Zinovia to our leadership team as we continue to grow our collaborative partnerships with leading brands across multiple business verticals including fintech, retail, proptech, business services and more – who are enjoying what the insurtech difference means to their bottom lines.

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“The substantial growth of our global team marks a significant achievement as we continue to scale and propel our mission to protect all the customers of the world’s largest digital companies. We know customers desire protection from their favourite brands, and look forward to helping even more partners seamlessly integrate with XCover to bring tailored protection to their millions of customers.”

According to the announcement, these “strategic” hires follow a milestone year of growth for the insurtech which recently announced its acquisition of Booking Protect which adds another 350 live event and ticketing platform distributors to their refund protection solution.

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