This week we are delighted to be joined Kristen Martin, who is the President and COO of leading multi-line insurance carrier Utica National Insurance Group.
Kristen joins our list of guests who started their careers as lawyers before moving into risk management and leading successful careers at the top of insurance businesses.
Kristen shares with us her journey at Utica National which has featured several leadership positions across the business and feels the experience of working in different components of the business helps her in her role as President and COO.
Kristen encourages insurance professionals to step outside of their comfort zone, to never settle and to reach out and grab career opportunities.
In her time as President, one of the major achievements has been the ratings upgrade to an "A rating", which has been a huge team and company accomplishment and puts Utica National in a great position to grow and expand over the next few years.
Aspiring leaders at the business can receive training on all the commercial aspects of the company, which helps them to understand the bigger picture of the organisation and opens up opportunities for career progression into different areas of the business.