Michael Anselmo Joines Patriot Technology Solutions as Chief Customer Officer

Anselmo’s appointment was one of two strategic hires announced by Patriot National, the other being the naming of Joseph Babin as executive VP of recently acquired Trigen Insurance Solutions.

(The New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, home of Patriot National. Photo credit: D. Ramey Logan.)

Patriot Technology Solutions, a technology services subsidiary of Patriot National, has named Michael Anselmo Chief Customer Officer, in which role he will lead professional and consulting services for the company’s technology practice. Anselmo’s appointment was one of two strategic hires announced by Patriot National, the other being the naming of Joseph Babin as executive VP of recently acquired Trigen Insurance Solutions.

Michael Anselmo, Chief Customer Officer, Patriot Technology Solutions.

Michael Anselmo, Chief Customer Officer, Patriot Technology Solutions.

Patriot Technology Solutions describes Anselmo’s hiring as a reflection of the company’s strong commitment to providing customer-focused and customer-driven technology solutions to the P&C industry.

“Our Company is continuing to attract the best and brightest people to help us provide first-rate services and expertise to our growing client base.  We are very pleased to welcome Michael and Joe to our team during this exciting period of rapid growth at Patriot National,” comments Steve Mariano Steven M. Mariano, CEO, Patriot National.

Anselmo’s insurance career spans more than three decades, during which he has been recognized for developing innovative solutions and building technology teams focused on helping the business drive top-line growth. He was most recently chief delivery officer for consulting firm Return on Intelligence (King of Prussia, Pa.), before which he served as CIO of Narragansett Bay Insurance. Earlier, Anselmo had been CTO at Clarendon Insurance Group and Praetorian Financial, where he launched the company’s specialty business and developed its technology strategy. Anselmo was honored with the CIO 100 Award and Insurance & Technology’s Elite 8 Award for insurance carrier technology leadership.

Anselmo has more than 30 years of insurance industry experience developing innovative solutions and technology teams that help businesses drive top-line growth.  Prior to joining Patriot, he was Chief Delivery Officer for Return on Intelligence, an insurance professional services firm. Previously he was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Narragansett Bay Insurance where he led the technology and data teams. Anselmo served as Chief Technology Officer for Clarendon Insurance Group and Praetorian Financial Group where he launched their insurance specialty business and developed their systems technology strategy. Anselmo has received the CIO 100 Award and Insurance & Technology ELITE 8 for innovative use of technology.

(Related: Patriot National Acquires Workers’ Compensation Core System Vendor Vikaran Solutions)

Joseph Babin, EVP, Trigen Insurance Solutions.

Joseph Babin, EVP, Trigen Insurance Solutions.

Babin has more than 25 years of experience developing and executing sales and marketing strategies for expansion-phase companies, according to a Patriot National statement.  Prior to joining Patriot, he was CEO of Opis Advisors, a strategic consulting firm focused on emerging technologies in financial transaction processing.  Previously he was Executive Vice President of Electronic Payment Exchange (EPX) where he directed company-wide sales initiatives and sourced international strategic partnerships.  Babin also served as President and COO for ten years at NSM Insurance Group where he led operations and strategic direction for product management, brand development, and distribution channel management.  During his tenure the company expanded from a regional insurance broker to a national MGA with $300 million in revenues.

Steven M. Mariano, CEO, Patriot National.

Steven M. Mariano, CEO, Patriot National.

Patriot Technology Solutions (formerly Vikaran Technology Solutions) and Trigen Insurance Services are among 11 companies acquired by Patriot National since the firm’s initial public offering (IPO) in January. The companies are listed below, with a description and the acquisition’s date of closing.

  • Phoenix Risk Management: workers’ compensation (WC) general agency, Jan. 31, 2015
  • DecisionUR: automated utilization review, Feb. 5, 2015
  • Capital & Guaranty: Subrogation, Feb. 9, 2015
  • Trigen Insurance Services: March 31, 2015
  • Hospitality Supportive Services: commercial lines agency, April 1, 2015
  • Selective Risk Management: legal investigation, April 1, 2015
  • Vikaran Technology Solutions: core insurance system vendor, April 17, 2015
  • Corporate Claims Management: commercial lines claims administration, April 24, 2015
  • Candid Investigation Services: field investigation, May 8, 2015
  • Brandywine Insurance Advisors: commercial lines agency, May 26, 2015
  • Infinity Insurance Solutions: auditing and survey agency, June 3, 2015
  • InsureLinx: WC systems vendor, June 18, 2015

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 [email protected] or (503) 936-2803.

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