To meet the demand created by policyholder growth and their expanding workforce, American Integrity Insurance Company recently hired a Vice President of Information Technology and promoted their Pricing Director to the position of Assistant Vice President.
The Tampa-based company, which has 140+ employees and is currently hiring for a variety of positions, has quickly grown into one of the largest carriers in the Florida domestic insurance market and has won numerous awards for creating a vibrant and thriving culture and work environment.
In his role as IT vice president, Victor Mandes will assume responsibility for the company’s Business Intelligence, Decision Support, IT, Database, and Quality teams as they develop and enhance market-leading technology solutions that continually improve the user experience.
Previously, Mandes led both IT Infrastructure and Operations and IT Application Services during his seven-year tenure at a commercial P&C company, and brings more than 20 years of IT experience and industry acumen to the position. A Puerto Rico native, Mandes earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Interamerican University and MBA from the University of the Sacred Heart.
Steve Kolk, AVP of Pricing, began his relationship with American Integrity Insurance as a consultant and was hired in 2014 as the company’s director of pricing. Kolk has played a critical role in improving the company’s price positioning, retention, market penetration, and profitability. In his new role, Kolk will continue to help the pricing team analyze and translate economic, industry and competitive data and trends into optimal pricing strategies and managing the company’s rate filing process.
Kolk’s career started with a part-time position at Foremost Insurance where he was responsible for mapping the path of Hurricane Eloise across Florida’s Panhandle. Since then, he has worked for insurance carriers ranging from $125 million to over $1 billion in size. He earned a B.A. degree in Mathematics, with honors, from Calvin College in Michigan.
Both Mandes and Kolk report to Jon Ritchie, SVP of Corporate and Business Development. "We’re thrilled to continue to add such accomplished professionals to our executive team," said Ritchie.
"Florida home insurance consumers expect and deserve for us to employ talented, knowledgeable, dedicated and driven individuals who strive to improve not just our organization, but Florida’s home insurance market as a whole. We’re proud to have created an environment that allows us to attract and retain the best and brightest in the industry."
American Integrity Insurance, one of the largest writers of Florida homeowners insurance, has in excess of 225,000 customers and is represented by more than 800 independent agents. The Tampa-based company offers sound and comprehensive property insurance solutions, including traditional home insurance and coverage for vacant homes, condominiums, manufactured homes and dwelling fire policies.