COSTA MESA, Calif.: 21 Aug. 2017 — David Pieffer, a 30-year insurance industry veteran, has been named to the newly created position of Property & Casualty Insurance Practice Lead at J.D. Power, the global leader in consumer insights, advisory services and data and analytics.
Pieffer will be responsible for advancing the growth of J.D. Power’s core P&C insurance practice. In this role, he will lead the ongoing development and expansion of J.D. Power’s syndicated studies and proprietary P&C insurance industry services in North America.
"David is a seasoned professional with deep experience across all aspects of the P&C insurance industry," said Greg Hoeg, Vice President and General Manager, Insurance Operations, Americas, at J.D. Power. "His insights from both the underwriting and senior leadership vantage points will be critical as we continue to expand our insurance practice.”
Pieffer joins J.D. Power from Samsung Fire & Marine Management Corp., where he served as President and CEO, responsible for the development and leadership of a $150 million start-up insurance company. While there, he built the organization from the ground up, overseeing everything from securing state filings to write policies throughout the United States to developing an IT infrastructure to support underwriting, claims, reporting, reinsurance and accounting functions.
“The break-neck pace of change and the fierce level of competition in the P&C insurance business has made it more critical than ever for insurers to keep their fingers on the pulse of the consumer,” Pieffer said. “I have long admired J.D. Power’s voice of the customer insights as a single source of truth in an otherwise noisy marketplace and I look forward to being a part of the firm’s continued growth as we refine and expand our P&C offerings.”
Previously, Pieffer served as Vice President at Crum & Forster Insurance Co., where he built the firm’s commercial middle market package business. He also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer at Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co. where he helped to expand the company’s domestic U.S. operations. He also held senior positions with American International Underwriters and Maryland Casualty/Zurich North America.
Pieffer holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Miami University of Ohio.
J.D. Power is a global leader in consumer insights, advisory services and data and analytics. These capabilities enable J.D. Power to help its clients drive customer satisfaction, growth and profitability. Established in 1968, J.D. Power is headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., and has offices serving North/South America, Asia Pacific and Europe. J.D. Power is a portfolio company of XIO Group, a global alternative investments and private equity firm headquartered in London, and is led by its four founders: Athene Li, Joseph Pacini, Murphy Qiao and Carsten Geyer.
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