March 19, 2010

Don Desiderato
Don Desiderato
Don Desiderato has joined Novarica (New York) as a principal within the research and advisory firm's insurance practice. Desiderato's career has included divisional CIO roles at Prudential and ING, as well as various IT leadership positions at Travelers/Citigroup.

Desiderato's expertise includes core systems strategy, distribution systems, variable and blended staffing models and IT management and planning within the life/annuity industry. Desiderato has focused on transformational leadership at life/annuity companies throughout his 25-year career, according to a Novarica press release.

Desiderato will represent Novarica at the LOMA Retirement conference on straight-through processing for annuities in April, and with Novarica practice director Matthew Josefowitz at the 2010 Life Conference on Improving Time-to-Market for Life/Annuity products.

Thuy Nguyen
Thuy Nguyen
Novarica has also announced the hiring of Thuy Nguyen as an analyst. A recent graduate of Brandeis University's international MBA program, Nguyen's experience includes several research and financial analyst positions.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anthony O'Donnell has covered technology in the insurance industry since 2000, when he joined the editorial staff of Insurance & Technology. As an editor and reporter for I&T and the InformationWeek ...