SE2 Names Mark Schultis CEO

Schultis will lead the company’s client-focused, technology-driven approach in serving the life and annuity markets.

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SE2 (Topeka, Kan.), a provider of technology solutions to the life and annuities insurance industry, has named promoted Chief Customer Officer Mark Schultis to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Current Chief Executive, Gautam Thakkar, will remain on the SE2 Board of Directors and transition into a role with Eldridge leading one of its key InsureTech initiatives. SE2 is owned by Eldridge, a Greenwhich, Conn.-based holding company that cultivates diversified businesses with a focus on insurance; credit; technology; real estate; sports and media; and consumer.

Mark Schultis, CEO, SE2.

Schultis’ task is to bring his experience leading product-oriented service organizations to the objective of accelerating SE2’s technology-focused approach to customer solutions, according to a company statement.

“As global businesses find themselves on the cusp of a new normal, the need to digitally transform has never been more crucial. This presents SE2 with an immense opportunity given our ability to support customers through these transformations, regardless of where they are in their modernization journey,” comments Schultis. “I’m honored to be at the helm of leading the company at this critical juncture.”

Gautam Thakkar, CEO, SE2.

Prior to joining SE2 in Dec. 2019, Schultis was a Partner and Senior Vice President at IHS Markit, a London-based data analytics and financial services company, for the previous 20 years. He most recently served as Global Head of WSO, an industry leading loan software and services provider.

Forward-Thinking Leader

“Gautam has been a great leader for SE2 and positioned us well for the future. We look forward to working with him in his continued role on our board, and in his new role with Eldridge,” comments Michele Trogni, Chairperson of the SE2 Board. “Mark is a forward-thinking leader whose experience aligns well with our vision to be a client focused, innovative product and services company.”

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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 or (503) 936-2803.

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