New Appointments Strengthen Innovation Group's Growing North

New Appointments Strengthen Innovation Group's Growing North America
Software Business 
Broadening Demand for Innovation Insurer Drives Expanding Roles 
FARMINGTON, CT -- (Marketwire) -- 01/15/13 --  The Innovation Group
plc (Innovation Group) today announced three new appointments for the
North America Insurer Software business with Martyn Sutton named
Chief Sales Officer, Tom Mann named Chief Operating Officer and
Denise Garth promoted to EVP NA Strategic Marketing & Industry
Relations and Head of Global Market Strategy.  
"Strong market reviews for the re-launch of Innovation Insurer last
year, coupled with our flexible, affordable pricing and modern
delivery options, have created strong interest and demand for the
solution across all tiers of insurers," said Euan King, CEO,
Innovation Group's North American Software Group. "This demand has
been further accelerated by the latest updates to Innovation Insurer
which make it one of the most robust, end-to-end core insurance
solutions for all lines of business. These appointments strengthen
the North America team, and demonstrate our commitment to developing,
marketing, selling and delivering a leading software platform for
future-ready insurers that enables innovation, insight and
In his role as Chief Sales Officer, Sutton is now responsible for
sales, pre-sales, business development and re-seller relationships in
the North America market. He has extensive experience and a
successful track record in insurance software, including roles as
president of Rebus' operations in North America, prior to their
acquisition by XChanging. Sutton spent six years as U.S. Country
Manager and Global Head of Sales for XChanging Insurance Services,
where he worked until 2010. Most recently, Sutton was Global Head of
Sales for Exigen Insurance Solutions. 
As Chief Operating Officer, Mann will be focused on developing our
delivery capabilities to take advantage of our pipeline of
opportunities. He will also be responsible for operational
management, risk management, resource management and training. His
successful background in program and project delivery of software for
insurers will enhance Innovation Group's implementation and delivery
capabilities for Innovation Insurer. 
In her expanded role, Garth will continue to participate as a leading
member of Innovation Group's North American Executive team driving
strategic marketing and industry relations for the company's North
America Business Services and Insurer Software businesses. Garth
works closely with the NA Sales teams, participating in the product
strategy group for Innovation Insurer and driving key partnerships
for the technology business as well as heading up global market
strategy as a key member of the Global Marketing and Communications
team. Utilizing her 25 years of experience in the insurance industry
and her work with the key influencers in the market, Innovation Group
will rely on Garth for industry analyst relations, product marketing
and marketing intelligence on a global basis.  
About The Innovation Group plc:
 The Innovation Group plc (LSE:
TIG.L) is a global provider of business process outsourcing and
technology solutions to the insurance, fleet and automotive
industries. Innovation Group provides contact centres, repair
networks, process management, supply chain and technology operations
and decision support analytics to support accident management, repair
and estimation and claims management services. Innovation Group has
over 800 global clients including AXA Insurance, RSA, Encompass,
Esurance, Hertz, Main Street America Group, American Modern Insurance
Group, LeasePlan, The Ford Motor Company, Aviva, Toyota and Zurich.
The Group processes more than 4 million claims per year with 20 per
cent direct claims cost saving achieved. Innovation Group's 2,300
people are located in the United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Canada,
France, Germany, Japan, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Spain and
United States.  
Innovation Group
Jennifer Overhulse
St. Nick Media Services
+1 859-803-6597 
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