NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2020 – Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ), a global provider of housing and lifestyle solutions that support, protect and connect major consumer purchases like automobiles, today announced the appointment of Martin Jenns to the role of senior vice president, Global Transformation for its Global Automotive business. Jenns’s mandate will be to drive a significant transformation agenda, leading Assurant’s global automotive training, strategy, and innovation execution areas. Working closely with Assurant’s operations, technology, digital, data analytics and marketing teams, Jenns will focus on continuing to raise the bar and create more value for clients and end consumers.
“Martin will be pivotal in helping us execute on our Global Automotive strategy and will partner closely with the leaders across our auto segments to align on strategic initiatives,” said Assurant’s Global Automotive president, John Laudenslager. “We are laser focused on improving the customer experience, and Martin will continue to implement transformative ideas for our clients that drive results.”
Jenns joins Assurant from Service Group, where he served as group president, responsible for leading business operations and several acquisitions. This appointment also marks Jenns’s return to Assurant, where he previously held several leadership roles within marketing, product development and strategy across a broad range of Global Lifestyle products both in the US and internationally.
Assurant is also pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Strickland to the role of vice president, automotive strategic accounts. Strickland will lead strategy and development of Assurant’s efforts related to key accounts, helping identify and grow opportunities with current and prospective clients.
Strickland joins Assurant from FIAT Chrysler, where he led sales and marketing strategy efforts around the country for their various brand dealers including Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM and FIAT. During his 20-year tenure, he spearheaded several initiatives that contributed to the growth and profitability of the company’s operations.