SALT LAKE CITY–(March 12, 2015) – The MGIS Companies, Inc. (MGIS), a leading provider of insurance products and services designed specifically for physicians, today announced the appointment of two new executives and a change in its Professional Group Benefits (PGB) business unit structure to enhance focus on separate sales and ops/underwriting responsibilities. MGIS welcomes Andrew Davison as its vice president of operations and underwriting for the PGB business unit, and appoints Kurt Meyer to vice president of sales for the PGB business. Finance expert Matt Frost also joins the MGIS executive team and will serve as the new chief financial officer (CFO).
Andrew Davison joins MGIS with over 25 years of executive leadership experience in three of the industry’s largest U.S. group disability carriers, including Reliance Standard Life, The Hartford and Unum. He has a solid track record of success in leading underwriting, product design, operations, and process improvement for major carriers. In his new role, Davison will have direct responsibility for all PGB operations, including underwriting, account services and implementation.
Kurt Meyer, who has been with MGIS since 2013, will now focus exclusively on growing the sales team for this important business unit. Kurt has a strong track record of driving substantial revenue growth in prior sales leadership roles at The Guardian, Lincoln Financial Group, and OneAmerica In his new role as vice president of sales, he will manage the expansion of the regional field sales and internal sales ops functions, refine MGIS’ distribution model, and accelerate annual new premium growth. .
Another key addition to the MGIS leadership team is Matt Frost as the company’s new CFO. As an experienced financial executive and leader, Frost brings nearly two decades of experience to his new role and will oversee accounting, finance, and business strategy for the company.
“We are laser focused on taking the company to the next level of growth, professionalism and profitability and these changes help fulfill that mission,” said Jeff Brunken, president of MGIS. “Our reputation is built on the specialized capability of industry experts and we are confident that the professionals we’ve added to the team will help us thrive in today’s complex and fluid healthcare environment.”
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The MGIS Companies, Inc. helps brokers, practice managers and other healthcare professionals create effective and targeted malpractice and disability insurance programs for physicians and medical professionals. For 45 years, the company has provided specialized group disability insurance, medical-professional liability insurance, and practice improvement ancillary products and services to more than 10,000 physician groups, 900,000 group members, and 300,000 physicians nationwide. The MGIS group disability policies are backed by Sun Life Financial®, one of the largest and highest-rated insurance companies in North America. The MGIS medical-professional liability insurance policies are backed by Freedom Specialty Insurance Company, a Nationwide® Company, rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best. For more information visit our website http://www.mgis.com .