NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blackboard Insurance (“Blackboard”) today announced that Uwe Schoberth
will join the team to focus on market relationships and the company’s
expanding go-to-market strategy.
Over the last two years, Blackboard has been reimagining commercial
insurance, building a tech-enabled, data-driven and analytics-ready
ecosystem focused on serving the middle market. Uwe will apply his
expansive background in the commercial insurance industry to enhance
Blackboard’s connection with brokers in this market to help their
clients better manage risks and reinvest for growth. Uwe has held many
global, international and domestic market-facing roles developing and
overseeing business development strategies for more than 25 years.
“We are very excited to have Uwe join us at Blackboard. His broad
experience and deep-rooted relationships in the commercial insurance
community and the middle market will fit right into our passion to
reimagine the insurance ecosystem. Using data and technology, we’re
dedicated to optimizing the outcomes for our business partners – and
engaging with brokers and customers is just one of Uwe’s areas of
industry-leading expertise,” said Seraina Macia, Chief Executive Officer
Uwe said: “After learning about Blackboard’s use of data and technology
to serve the middle market in a better way, coupled with the very
positive energy exhibited by the team, I knew immediately that this was
an opportunity I had to take. I’m excited to have the chance to apply my
experience in the global commercial insurance industry to a company that
represents a clean slate in the industry and is fully enabled by
technology to meet the needs of our insureds and broker partners.”
Uwe joins Blackboard from QBE Group, where he served as Global Head of
QBE Market Management since the beginning of 2019. He previously was
Global Head of Major Trading Partner Engagement. Before joining QBE
Group in February 2014, Uwe was Managing Director, North America for XL
Insurance. He joined XL Insurance in 2001 following its acquisition of
the Winterthur International Insurance Company (WI), where he served as
branch manager for its Chicago operations. Prior to his tenure at
Winterthur, Uwe was the Regional Manager for the Gerling Group’s Chicago
office. He began his career in International Casualty Underwriting at
Gerling in roles based in Cologne, London and New York.
Uwe is a former officer in the German military and holds a Master of
Science degree from Southern Connecticut State University. He is also
Vice Chairman for the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest
and Chairman for German American Events, LLC.
Blackboard Insurance, which is an American International Group, Inc.
(“AIG”) company, is reimagining the ecosystem of commercial insurance
for the middle market using modern technology and team innovation. Using
our proprietary technology, we seek to streamline everything from
underwriting to claims and finance to operations, and deliver a more
efficient, seamless experience. We write property, auto, general
liability and umbrella liability for companies in the manufacturing,
real estate, wholesale, retail and services industries with annual sales
up to $500 million. Find out more and get in touch at www.blackboardinsurance.com.
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