SSP, a leading global provider of insurance technology, today announced that it has promoted Nick Whiting to the role of business development manager within its insurer division.
Whiting will have specific responsibility for delivering solution requirements to the buoyant managing general agent (MGA) sector in the UK and adding to the 19 customers SSP already has within that community.
Whiting has been with SSP for nine years and his knowledge and understanding of the industry and the challenges facing MGAs and their customers will help him to hit the ground running.
In his previous business development role, Whiting demonstrated his ability to maintain and develop robust business relationships with key accounts. This proven talent will be a major factor in helping him to succeed in his new position and continue to build SSP's presence in the MGA sector which now accounts for around 10% of the UK's premium income.
Dean Richardson, SSP's UK head of sales for its insurer division said: "MGAs are a long standing and growing sector of the market and their needs are different to an insurer's. As a founding supplier member of the Managing General Agents' Association we want to ensure that we continue to support this increasingly important sector of the insurance market.
"I am delighted that we have been able to promote from within and this appointment demonstrates both the quality of people we have at SSP and the opportunities that are available. Nick has already enjoyed a long and successful career with SSP and in his new role he will be able to use his knowledge and experience to help MGAs develop strong and long lasting relationships with us."
Whiting commented: "The MGA sector is unique and very dynamic. MGAs are all about offering enhanced products and services to their brokers and SSP has the insurance solutions to help them do just that. I am very excited about helping existing MGAs and new start-ups make an even bigger impact in the years ahead."