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Sapiens International Corporation, (Holon, Israel), a global provider of software solutions to the insurance industry, has named Jamie Yoder President and General Manager of Sapiens North America. A Sapiens statement on Yoder’s appointment says his depth of leadership experience in the insurance and technology sectors, including senior management positions at top global professional services firms (such as PwC), will further strengthen Sapiens’ footprint, strategy, and operations in North America and globally. Sapiens will benefit from his strong acumen across various touchpoints within the insurance life cycle, especially in these times when digital transformation is critical.
“Jamie is a highly respected, seasoned industry leader with a track record of successfully building and scaling companies’ business performance in the hundreds of millions of dollars,” comments Roni Al-Dor, President and CEO, Sapiens. “His innovative, entrepreneurial expertise, especially in digital and IT innovation, dovetails perfectly with Sapiens growth strategy.”
Yoder brings Sapiens over three decades of experience at leading global clients in the insurance and financial services, and his proven capabilities in strategy and large-scale transformation, along with his relationships with top-tier insurance carriers, will be an asset for Sapiens, Al-Dor adds. “We have built a strong foundation in North America,” he says. “A key objective is to increase our presence in this region further, build strong, lasting customer relationships, and expand our market share. We are confident that Jamie will bring vitality and success to the company and that we will accelerate development under his leadership.”
In his new role, Yoder will be responsible for the vendor’s North America business. He will lead Sapiens’ strategic business initiatives, sales, project integration strategies, and day-to-day operations for the region, which accounted for almost half of Sapiens’ 2020 revenues.
“I am eager for this tremendous opportunity to push into new categories that will ultimately enhance and broaden Sapiens’ reach, deepen its relationships with existing customers and partners, and also further expand the existing customer and partners base,” Yoder comments. “I firmly believe we have tremendous growth prospects ahead as the industry evolves. I am very much impressed by the entire team and am excited to join the Sapiens family.”
Yoder recently served as president of Snapsheet, a provider of cloud-native claims management software. Yoder led all go-to-market activities, and established relationships with channel and solution partners, professional services, financial services firms, and InsurTechs.
Previously, Yoder was the Insurance Advisory Leader for PwC (London), both in the U.S. and globally, leading strategy, management, and technology consulting practices. He advised hundreds of clients across P&C and Life and Annuities on management and transformation initiatives such as growth, operational and IT strategy, digital, innovation, customer experience, analytics, and large-scale program execution. Yoder also led PwC’s global research and thought leadership program on the “Future of Insurance,” working with hundreds of executive teams to help them understand and address the potential opportunities and risks driven by change around social, technological, economic, environmental, and political factors.
Before PwC, Yoder also led the Insurance Practice and served on the management committee at Diamond Management & Technology Consultants, which PwC acquired in 2010. Mr. Yoder started his career as a senior consultant in the worldwide technology division of Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).