Vitech Names David Burns CEO

Burns became President of the L&A policy administration technology vendor in Dec. 2022.

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Vitech Systems Group (New York), a global provider of policy administration software for the life and annuities industry, has announced the appointment of David Burns as Vitech CEO & President, an expansion of his 2022 role as President. Burns succeeds Richard Hart as CEO. Burns’ appointment was effective March 31, 2023. Richard has transitioned back to being a board member of the company.

Richard Hart, former CEO, Vitech Systems Group.

“I have the great pleasure to transition the responsibilities of my office to David and return to my original role as board member,” comments Hart. “David’s experience as a Fortune 100 CIO brings to our executive sessions the undiluted, trusted voice of the customer. Further, his proven ability to transform, grow and scale enterprise SaaS companies including optimizing the workings of large professional services organizations has already improved the quality and speed of our throughput.”

“David’s high-integrity, thoughtful approach to customer engagement underscores his affinity for our shared ambition: to craft and deliver the highest quality software products and solutions for Vitech customers, as well as a more efficient long-term support model for these complex, mission-critical systems,” adds Hart.

David Burns, CEO, Vitech Systems Group.

Burns joined Vitech in Aug. 2021 as SVP, Professional Services. He took on the role of Chief Delivery officer in November of that year. In 2022 he became president. Prior to Vitech, Burns was head of InsuranceNow Professional Services at Guidewire Software (San Mateo, Calif.), where he held three executive roles between 2013 and 2021. Burns had earlier served as a CIO at The Hartford (Hartford, Conn.).

Continuous Improvement

“It’s my privilege to further build upon Vitech’s trusted legacy of meeting the evolving needs of our clients for over 25 years, with world-class enterprise software and services,” comments Burns. “Our talented, innovative Vitech team will relentlessly focus on continuously improving our products and services, accelerating our business agility, and creating sustainable value for our customers, markets, and shareholders. I am grateful for Richard’s transformative leadership and eager to partner with our stakeholders to accelerate the exciting vision and momentum established under his tenure as CEO.”

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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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