Tony Russell joins VIPR’s executive ranks as Chief Revenue Officer

With an impressive career spanning over three decades, Tony brings a wealth of experience in driving business growth, digital transformation, and operational excellence across the global insurance landscape.

Tony’s proven track record of fostering internal collaboration, developing innovative business models, and cultivating high-performance teams positions him as an ideal leader to steer VIPR’s commercial strategies. His expertise in aligning sales and business strategies to optimise revenue opportunities will be instrumental in enhancing VIPR’s market position and delivering sustainable value to customers and stakeholders.

Previously holding senior roles with notable organisations in the insurance and technology sectors such as Charles Taylor InsureTech, Tony has demonstrated exceptional skill in navigating complex digital transformations and executing growth initiatives. His strategic vision and customer-centric approach have consistently resulted in significant business achievements and the development of long-term, value-driven partnerships.

As Chief Revenue Officer, Tony will focus on leveraging VIPR’s advanced technological capabilities to meet the evolving needs of the insurance industry, driving forward the company’s mission to deliver innovative, reliable, and efficient solutions in the delegated authority sector. His leadership will be pivotal in expanding VIPR’s presence and enhancing its contribution, globally.

“We are thrilled to welcome Tony to our executive team,” said Paul Templar, VIPR co-founder and CEO. “His extensive experience and dynamic leadership style are exactly what VIPR needs as we continue to grow and expand into new markets. Tony’s appointment marks a significant milestone in our journey, and we are confident that his contributions will lead us to new heights of success.”

Tony commented, “I am excited to join VIPR at this pivotal time and look forward to contributing to the company’s continued success. The opportunity to drive growth and innovation with data driven solutions within such a reputable organisation is truly motivating. I am committed to leveraging my experience to further enhance VIPR’s global market leadership and deliver exceptional value to not only our existing customers but also to new partners and prospective customers around the globe.”

About VIPR

Founded in 2009, VIPR Solutions is a leading insurance technology company that supports automation of back-office processes, particularly for program business and delegated underwriting authorities. VIPR platforms streamline bordereaux management and processing and coverholder management, as well as regulatory compliance, and provide users with powerful data insights capabilities for strategic analysis.

VIPR (pronounced “VY-per”) serve almost 50% of Lloyd’s syndicates with a VIPR product, as well as some of the world’s best-known carriers and intermediaries in Europe, Canada and the United States. Among VIPR’s customers are a leading Swiss insurer, a top 10 US carrier, and an international Canadian insurer, along with several smaller and start-up Managing General Agents and Brokers.