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iPipeline Increases Focus on Canadian Marketplace
Exton, PA — 06/12/2012
Hires Canadian Insurance Expert to Support New Business Development Activities
iPipeline®, the leader in on-demand software that supports marketing, selling, and processing solutions for the nation's top insurance carriers, distributors and agents, today announced the appointment of Jeff Houston, Canadian Insurance Veteran, to the position of Director of Business Development, Canada. In this role, Houston will be responsible for developing and managing relationships with all Canadian carriers and distributors leveraging iPipeline's leading platform for the marketing, selling and processing of insurance. iPipeline acquired Vancouver-based GaleForce Solutions in 2011 to establish its initial presence in Canada.
"The Canadian marketplace continues to be a key strategic marketplace for iPipeline. Based on our high-level meetings with top Canadian carriers, there is a trend to evaluate current business processes and implement advanced solutions that deliver new efficiencies and operational cost savings. Our commitment to grow this market is reflected in our decision to hire a Director of Business Development who is solely focused on Canada," said Bill Butler, President, iPipeline. "Jeff Houston is an accomplished business development and insurance consultant with over 22 years of broad-based experience in the individual life and health insurance industry. His years of experience as a Regional Vice President in Ontario and Atlantic Canada at RBC provide him with a rare carrier-sided view of the industry and first-hand understanding of the business challenges. We are excited to have Jeff leading our business development efforts in Canada."
"iPipeline has a history of responding to customer demand through innovation. Their cloud-based platform delivers the right mix of forward-looking solutions to reduce costs and improve competitive advantage. I believe this offering will be of great interest to Canadian insurance industry executives," said Jeff Houston, Director, Business Development, Canada. "There is clearly a trend to improve financial efficiency by optimizing capital spending. No other solutions provider in North America offers iPipeline’s track record for industry leadership. I look forward to leading the effort in Canada."
For the fourth consecutive year, iPipeline has been named a "Distribution Leading Vendor" in Celent’s 2011-2012 Software Deal Trend Report with 83% of the deal volume. To learn how you can implement iPipeline's modern solutions to accelerate and streamline the marketing, selling and processing of annuity and life products, contact email@example.com or call 1-800-758-0824, option 2.
iPipeline leads its industry in providing the next-generation suite of sales distribution software to the insurance and financial services markets through its on-demand service. iPipeline's channel solutions for carriers, distributors, and producers automate activities for CRM, forms distribution and processing, quotes and illustrations, in Good Order e-Applications, agency management, and policy delivery and related services, enabling the insurance industry to market, sell, and process faster. iPipeline provides the process automation and seamless integration needed to make a sale by aggregating approximately 120 carriers, 1,200 distributors, and 400,000 financial professionals and advisors in a single, Web-based environment -- the iPipeline Customer Network. With headquarters in Exton, Pennsylvania, iPipeline has offices in Atlanta, Charlotte, Milwaukee, Salt Lake City, Tokyo, the United Kingdom, and Vancouver. Visit us at www.ipipeline.com and read our CEO Blog.