Hippo Insurance Bolsters Leadership Team as it Continues to Expand its Coverage Nationwide

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hippo, an emerging provider of modern home insurance for smart and savvy homeowners, today announced the addition of Angela Grant, Sergio Iastrebner and Andrea Collins to its leadership team. As a Head of Compliance and Legal, Grant will accelerate Hippo’s nationwide expansion by providing comprehensive compliance oversight and streamlining the company’s back-end policy management process. As Head of Design, Iastrebner will continue refining Hippo’s overall customer experience, ensuring a frictionless and enjoyable journey from the moment they visit the company’s website. As Head of Marketing, Collins will spearhead Hippo’s external communications and ongoing state-by-state marketing initiatives.

“To compete against the nation’s insurance incumbents, it’s critical we recruit and onboard talent and expertise that enhances our competitive edge,” said Assaf Wand, CEO and Co-Founder, Hippo. “These additions mark a significant milestone for our company, as all come to Hippo with a wealth of industry knowledge that will make an immediate impact on our business, ultimately contributing to our long-term growth and success.”

With over 25 years of experience, Grant has helped organizations create, build and improve compliance programs. At Hippo, Grant will combine her legal expertise, technology driven mindset and project management skills to develop innovative and scalable solutions to further accelerate the company’s nationwide expansion. Prior to joining Hippo, Grant served as the director of ethics and compliance at Esurance where she chaired the Corporate Ethics and Compliance Committee, built a team of 30+ regulatory compliance professionals and introduced new technology integrations that enabled clearer understanding of compliance risks and data. Grant’s experience also includes time at Kemper and GEICO.

“Technology has completely revolutionized the insurance space, shifting a traditionally unsophisticated and paper-based industry to a fast-moving digital infrastructure where consumers have more options to find what they need, and fast,” Grant said, Head of Compliance and Legal, Hippo. “By combining the latest innovations with a thorough understanding of the complex compliance laws, we’re able to reduce the amount of time it takes to activate a new state. What used to take six to nine months to research and process, can now be implemented in a matter of days, thanks to advancements in technology.”

For over two decades, Iastrebner served as a design professional focused on delivering innovative solutions for products and companies around the world. At Hippo, Iastrebner will focus on the overall customer journey, refining the online experience and creating new ways for consumers to interact with the brand. Prior to joining Hippo, Iastrebner served at the head of design for Beepi where he helped enhance the brand’s overall design to reflect the values of an innovative and disruptive company in the car industry.

“Every brand needs a unique identity that clearly articulates its core values, differentiators and product offerings to consumers,” said Iastrebner, Head of Design, Hippo. “At Hippo we pride ourselves on putting the customer first and ensuring their experience with our brand is comfortable, but also fun and seamless. As we continue to learn more about our customers, our brand will evolve to meet their needs through all channels, including online, mobile and social media.”

Over the course of seventeen years, Collins has executed award-winning public relations and marketing programs for startups and multimillion-dollar companies across diverse industries putting companies like Travelocity, Seamless and PolicyGenius on the map. At Hippo, Collins will take control of brand marketing initiatives, building further awareness among target consumers as the company continues its nationwide expansion. Her role will include creation and implementation of external marketing and communications strategies, with a focus on traditional, paid and social media.

“As an emerging product leader in the insurance industry, Hippo has built something new and truly useful for today’s homeowner,” said Collins, Head of Marketing, Hippo. “Unfortunately, the vast majority of homeowners are underinsured and frequently misinformed about what their policies should include. This misinformation is due to an outdated mode of selling insurance policies and how the insurance industry has operated in the past. Hippo is committed to educating homeowners. We are first to provide insurance policies that address the needs of modern life and modern behavior with a customized offerings that cut out what people don’t need and cover the items they value most.”

Following successful launches in California and Arizona, Hippo remains focused on expanding its presence throughout the U.S. while continuing to offer a new and transparent way of purchasing affordable coverage policies for the modern household.

For more information, please visit www.myhippo.com.

About Hippo 
Hippo Insurance is based in Mountain View California. The company launched April 2017, after raising $14M to reinvent home insurance. Among its many innovations, Hippo allows homeowners to quote and purchase home insurance in approximately 60 seconds online, save up to 25% compared to industry prices, and obtain coverage that is much more updated for modern homeowners. This includes protection for modern day possessions like consumer electronics, home offices, and appliances. The company was founded in 2015 by Assaf Wand and Eyal Navon.

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