Zurich North America has named David Putz as head of Alternative Markets with effect from January 1, 2018, set to succeed Kathleen Savio who will transition lead the firm as Zurich North America Chief Executive Officer.
The promotion comes after Putz held leadership positions throughout Zurich North America for over than 20 years.
Most recently he acted as head of Direct Markets & Programmes after serving in a number of key sales and leadership roles in Direct Markets.
He will report directly to Savio, who welcomed Putz to his new role; “throughout his career with us, David has continually demonstrated unrelenting customer focus and a deep commitment to delivering growth and profitability. He is an energizing business person who has built and led highly effective teams.”
Throughout his career with the Zurich, Putz acted as Vice President of Sales and Distribution, Finance & Insurance (F&I) Specialist, Regional F&I Manager Indiana, Account Executive, Regional Sales Manager Florida, General Manager Vice President Northern Division, and National Vice President of Sales Eastern Zone.