Celent Expands Insurance Team with Three New Analysts

The Boston-based research and advisory firm welcomes Karlyn Carnahan and Tom Scales as Research Directors, and Will Preap as an analyst.

During the last three weeks, Celent’s insurance team has become larger than ever, with the addition of three new analysts to the Boston-based research and advisory firm.

“We’re delighted to welcome Karlyn Carnahan, Tom Scales, and Will Preap to the Celent insurance team,” said Jamie Macgregor, Senior Vice President for Insurance. “They each bring unique skills that will benefit our customers immensely.”

Tom Scales, Research Director, Celent.

Tom Scales, Research Director, Celent.

Tom Scales, a former CIO and life insurance expert, joins as a Research Director, focused on industry and channel strategy, home office and agent technology, insurance operations, and implementation and consolidation approaches.

Karlyn Carnahan, who has been a leader in the insurance domain for 20 years and who until recently was a principal with Novarica, joined two weeks ago as a Research Director focused on innovation, underwriting, claims, distribution management, and other topics within property/casualty.

Analyst Will Preap will support the team’s in-depth, market-leading research efforts.

“This team has always been about delivering world class thought leadership for our clients,” comments Craig Weber, Celent’s CEO. “Bringing on Tom, Karlyn, and Will makes us stronger than ever.”

Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at AnthODonnell@IIReporter.com or (503) 936-2803.

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