|By Business Wire||
|January 28, 2014 10:39 AM EST||
Todd Atwood, a 20-year veteran of the corporate banking and finance community, has joined AmWINS Group as the firm’s Chief Information Officer and will lead the Charlotte, NC-based company’s global information technology team.
Prior to joining AmWINS, Atwood served as a Senior Vice President and Chief Architect Executive at Bank of America.
“From the beginning, AmWINS has always viewed technology as an important part of our commitment to our clients, markets and employees,” said M. Steven DeCarlo, CEO of AmWINS. “We have always devoted resources to develop and enhance our proprietary software platform and data analytics capabilities, and the addition of Todd reflects our desire to move our technology commitment to a higher level.
“Todd’s proven experience, along with our existing team of 150 technology professionals, will bolster our software tools with specific emphasis on market intelligence as well as operational efficiencies.”
Atwood said finding the right team to work with was equally important for him and he was attracted to the cooperative environment and dedication to the community he found at AmWINS.
“I was looking for an organization that views technology as a strategic resource, and not just a support function, and that’s what I found at AmWINS,” Atwood said. “I was immediately impressed with the energy and collaboration among the management team and throughout the entire organization. Every industry needs someone to disrupt things by challenging the status quo, and that vision to lead change exists here. We have a great opportunity, with the quantity and quality of AmWINS’ data, to create new ways to provide the best value and expertise to our clients.”
Atwood is a graduate of Georgia State University and is an active member of the community, having volunteered his time with a number of nonprofit organizations that foster IT growth and development, including IT-oLogy and NPower (now Apparo). His work and IT product creation have resulted in individual and shared rights to numerous patents worldwide.
About AmWINS Group, Inc.
AmWINS Group, Inc. is a leading specialty distributor of insurance products and services with expertise across a diverse mix of property, casualty and group benefits products. The firm has more than 3,200 employees in 17 countries worldwide, and is currently ranked by Business Insurance as the largest property and casualty wholesale broker in the U.S. based on premiums placed.