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ICW Group Insurance Companies, a San Diego-based group of property/casualty carriers, today announced the appointment of Eric VonDohlen as VP, Data Analytics, effective immediately. VonDohlen will oversee the company’s data analytics operations and provide strategic guidance on the curation, maintenance and management of new and existing data solutions. He will be based in the ICW Group corporate headquarters in San Diego and report directly to John Novak, ICW Group’s chief operating and strategic execution officer.
“ICW Group is a proven industry leader in helping policyholders achieve fewer and less costly claims,” comments Novak. “We’re building on that position with significant investment in our data assets and analytics solutions. We’re confident Eric will be an invaluable member of the executive leadership team, enabling ICW Group to better leverage data insights to further guide our strategic planning and decision-making.”
Prior to joining ICW Group, VonDohlen served as chief analytics officer at Elevate Credit, a FinTech startup in the non-prime lending space. In this position, VonDohlen was responsible for all underwriting, account management, collections and fraud models for U.S. and U.K. product lines. During his tenure, he led a team of 25 data scientists and engineers and helped increase revenue 20 percent year-over-year. VonDohlen was also previously chief analytics officer at Triton Management Associates. VonDohlen earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Houston.
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“Insurance is an exciting area for application of cutting edge data engineering, predictive analytics and artificial intelligence,” VonDohlen comments. “I look forward to working closely with a talented and dynamic team, known for its progressive leadership and keen focus on delivering exceptional customer experiences.”