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Exigen Insurance Solutions Congratulates Chartis CIO Karl Uphoff on Elite 8 Award

San Francisco, CA
November 10, 2011

Exigen Insurance Solutions®, a leading provider of insurance core systems delivered through an aligned-outcome business model, congratulates Karl Uphoff, CIO of global consumer lines at Chartis, for his recognition as one of the 2011 Elite 8 Award honorees as named by Insurance & Technology.

“Karl Uphoff demonstrated an adventurous and entrepreneurial style early in his career both in technology start-ups and as a professional musician,” said Anthony O’Donnell, executive editor of Insurance & Technology. “His creativity and nose for technology’s potential led to the implementation of the Exigen-based ePCG platform at Chartis’ Private Client Group. Rather than take a piecemeal approach to modernization, Uphoff drove an aggressive, transformational approach that has supported double-digit growth at the high-end property/casualty business unit.”

The annual Elite 8 award recognizes eight senior insurance carrier IT executives who have made an outstanding contribution to their company’s success and have demonstrated leadership, insight and innovation. Elite 8 executives are nominated by Insurance & Technology readers and other sources throughout the year and selected by a Consultants Advisory Board.

“The Exigen team offers hearty congratulations to Karl on his well-deserved Elite 8 honors,” said Gwen Spertell, president, Exigen Insurance Solutions. “Karl is a genuine visionary who a decade ago could see the huge potential of new SOA technologies and industry data standards to create a new way forward to greater business efficiency. We have been fortunate to work with Karl since that time to help him craft an industry-leading organization and we are honored to be able to continue working together within an aligned business model to build on that success.”

Chartis’ ePCG technology modernization has also earned a Celent Model Insurer Award and top honors in the annual Vanguards in Insurance Practices (VIP) Awards.

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