Celent Expands Insurance Team

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1 May 2014
Boston, MA, USA

Three new hires strengthen industry-leading insurance analyst team and broaden Celent’s ability to bring thought leadership to market.

Celent today announced its third insurance-specific hire in as many weeks, building the team to its largest size ever.

“We’re delighted to welcome Karlyn Carnahan, Tom Scales, and Will Preap to the Celent insurance team,” said Jamie Macgregor, Senior Vice President for Insurance. “They each bring unique skills that will benefit our customers immensely.”

Tom Scales, a former CIO and life insurance expert, joins as a Research Director, focused on industry and channel strategy, home office and agent technology, insurance operations, and implementation and consolidation approaches.

Karlyn Carnahan, who has been a leader in the insurance domain for 20 years and who until recently was a principal with Novarica, joined two weeks ago as a Research Director focused on innovation, underwriting, claims, distribution management, and other topics within property/casualty.

Analyst Will Preap will support the team’s in-depth, market-leading research efforts.

“This team has always been about delivering world class thought leadership for our clients,” says Craig Weber, Celent’s CEO. “Bringing on Tom, Karlyn, and Will makes us stronger than ever.”

Celent is a research and advisory firm dedicated to helping financial institutions formulate comprehensive business and technology strategies. Celent publishes reports identifying trends and best practices in financial services technology and conducts consulting engagements for financial institutions looking to use technology to enhance existing business processes or launch new business strategies. With a team of internationally based analysts, Celent is uniquely positioned to offer strategic advice and market insights on a global basis. Celent is a member of the Oliver Wyman Group, which is part of Marsh & McLennan Companies [NYSE: MMC].