WINDSOR, Conn., July 14, 2008 — LIMRA International announced today that Scott Stathis has been named to the position of managing director and COO of Kehrer-LIMRA, the bank brokerage research and consulting subsidiary of LIMRA.
Stathis will have total oversight of Kehrer-LIMRA, including research, consulting and the ongoing industry round tables that are an important feature of the business. He will also be responsible for generating new growth for Kehrer-LIMRA. Stathis started his new position July 1.
“With his extensive background in technology and financial services – including insurance, banks and brokerage – Scott will bring excitement, energy and some fresh ideas to Kehrer-LIMRA,” said Bob Kerzner, president and CEO of LIMRA and its sister organization, LOMA. “We have great opportunities to build this business, and Scott’s unique set of talents can bring us to a new level.”
“Scott adds substantial management resources to the Kehrer-LIMRA team,” said Kenneth Kehrer, Ph.D., co-founder of Kenneth Kehrer Associates, the predecessor company to Kehrer-LIMRA. “He will enhance our ability to deliver mission critical information to our clients more quickly and efficiently.”
Stathis is a leading expert and consultant on using technology and training to increase sales in financial services. He pioneered a certification system designed to improve technology usage and competence in the sales force, and boost technology ROI. He is president of E-Lancers, a strategic consulting and project management company he founded in 1998. E-Lancers will continue to operate as an affiliate of Kehrer-LIMRA.
Between 2005 and 2007, a strategic project led to his serving as president of Unger Software Corp., before refocusing his efforts back to E-Lancers. He also served as chief marketing officer at Cofiniti, Inc., a software company that produced Web-based financial planning, sales and marketing solutions.
“We’ve worked with Scott at both Cofiniti and Unger Software,” Kehrer noted, “and have partnered with him on consulting projects at Kehrer-LIMRA. It will be a pleasure to work with him full time and introduce him to our associates and clients in the industry.”
About LIMRA International
LIMRA International is a worldwide research, consulting and professional development organization that helps more than 850 insurance and financial services companies in 73 countries increase their marketing and distribution effectiveness. On January 1, LIMRA joined with LOMA under a single management. Together, LIMRA and LOMA provide the broadest range of research, education and other services to life insurance and financial companies worldwide. Visit LIMRA at www.limra.com or LOMA at www.loma.org.