Vertafore Appoints Software Veteran as New CEO and Chairman

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Jeff Hawn Brings Decades of Technology Leadership to Insurance Software Company, Accelerating Growth with Industry-Leading Product Innovation and Customer Service

The Board of Directors of Vertafore, the leading provider of software that transforms the business of insurance, today announced that Jeff Hawn has been named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, effective April 13, 2015. Jeff joins Vertafore on the heels of a record-breaking year for the company marked by revenue and profit milestones in 2014, record attendance at its annual NetVU user conference, new technology offerings, and strong customer growth. Jeff’s technology and business expertise uniquely positions him to accelerate this growth and capitalize on future opportunities across all aspects of the business.

“Jeff was selected following a rigorous search process. We are confident that we have found the right leader for the next chapter of Vertafore,” said Bryan Taylor, TPG Capital Partner and Lead Director. “Jeff brings over two decades of experience leading and growing software and technology businesses. He has built a tremendous track record of generating shareholder value by empowering his teams to innovate and deliver breakthrough solutions, all with a relentless focus on the needs of the customer.”

Most recently, Hawn spent a decade as Chairman and CEO of The Attachmate Group, the holding company for Novell, NetIQ, Attachmate, and SUSE. His experience prior to The Attachmate Group includes senior vice president at BMC Software Inc., where he led a number of functions, including M&A and R&D. Earlier in his career, Hawn was a partner at McKinsey & Company where he served as a leader of the firm’s technology practice as well as its Austin, TX office.

“Vertafore is a great company with a long, proud history and I am enthused about joining,” said Hawn. “Our focus will continue to be on delivering value to customers so that they can realize the full potential of their business. We will do that by delivering great products, providing the highest level of service, and ensuring that all customers find it simple to do business with Vertafore. I am also committed to making Vertafore a great place to work for all of our colleagues.”

In recent years, Vertafore has solidified its position as an industry leader through innovation around its comprehensive solution portfolio for insurance agents and carriers, including AMS360, Vertafore Agency Platform™, and Sagitta. A leader in the market for over 45 years, Vertafore technology powers 85 of the top insurance carriers and 96 of the top 100 agencies, and helps these businesses improve efficiency, elevate customer service, and increase profitability.

Vertafore is majority owned by TPG, a leading global private investment firm with $65 billion of capital under management.

About Vertafore
Vertafore delivers cloud-based insurance software and services that transform the business of insurance. With the largest customer-base in the industry, more than 20,000 agencies and carriers leverage Vertafore’s insurance solutions that are built on today’s most advanced cloud, mobile, and information technology platforms. Only Vertafore offers the most complete portfolio of solutions for agencies and carriers to drive efficiency and increase profitability – including agency management, rating and connectivity, content management and workflow, information solutions and producer lifecycle management. For more information about Vertafore, visit and follow the company on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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