United Insurance Holdings Corp. Appoints Andrew Swenson as Vice President
and Chief Information Officer
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- August 27, 2013
United Insurance Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: UIHC) (UPC Insurance or the Company),
today announced that the Company has appointed Andrew Swenson as Vice
President and Chief Information Officer. In this newly created position, Mr.
Swenson will be responsible for directing and enhancing the Company’s
information technology infrastructure.
Mr. Swenson, 54, brings to UPC Insurance over 30 years of experience running
IT operations for leading companies, and has worked in information technology
since 1982 in government, middle market and Fortune 500 companies, including
positions as Chief Information Officer for Sykes Enterprises (NASDAQ: SYKE)
and ABR Information Systems (now Ceridian). In several organizations during
his career, Mr. Swenson has been responsible for developing and implementing
strategic IT plans to support rapid organic and acquisition growth. He holds
the Certified Information Systems Security Professional designation and is a
member of several information technology advisory boards in the Tampa Bay
Mr. John Forney, Chief Executive Officer of UPC Insurance, stated, “We are
very pleased to welcome Andy to the UPC Insurance executive management team.
He brings extensive information technology leadership experience, and has led
the IT infrastructure build-out for rapidly growing publicly held
corporations. Andy understands the importance of data and analytics to our
business, and we expect him to make significant contributions to our continued
development in that area, in addition to serving as a senior member of our
leadership team. We believe that we are building a ‘best-in-class’ management
team here at UPC Insurance, and Andy adds unique skills that will be
invaluable as we continue our growth.”
Background on Mr. Swenson
In addition to his roles at Sykes and ABR Information Services, Mr. Swenson
founded the security consulting company VAR Integration Specialists, Inc.
(ISI), which was acquired by Tribridge in July 2003. He subsequently served as
CIO for Tribridge, which is an IT business consultancy with over 300
employees, 14 offices in the U.S. and Europe and over 1,700 customers. He
holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Coleman College in San Diego,
About UPC Insurance
Founded in 1999, UPC Insurance is an insurance holding company that sources,
writes and services residential property and casualty insurance policies
through a group of wholly owned insurance subsidiaries. United Property &
Casualty Insurance Company, the primary operating subsidiary of UPC Insurance,
writes and services property and casualty insurance using a network of
independent agents in Florida, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, North
Carolina and South Carolina, and was recently licensed to write in New
Hampshire and Texas. From its headquarters in St. Petersburg, UPC Insurance's
team of dedicated professionals manages a completely integrated insurance
company, including sales, underwriting, customer service and claims.
United Insurance Holdings Corp.
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