MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) promoted Mary Faridi to director of Customer Care and Service Delivery. In this information technology function, Faridi is responsible for end-user computing, the help center, disaster recovery efforts, and the service recovery and management functions. She will also continue to provide leadership within the company’s component of a global initiative focused on gaining efficiencies related to IT infrastructure at more than 70 Allianz operating entities. Faridi reports to the vice president of IT infrastructure, Tom Mundt.
“This is a well-deserved promotion for Mary, as she brings considerable strength and experience to this role,” said Mundt. “Mary has a proven track record in successfully leading an array of high-profile company initiatives. Her experience will be crucial, as the teams and initiatives she leads are at the center of our ability to adapt to the ever-changing business needs and demands.”
Faridi brings more than 15 years of experience in IT program management and capability leadership to her new role. In her 11-year tenure with Allianz Life, she has led the business analysis and development teams for the company’s BizTalk, .NET, security, Web, and email database applications. Prior to joining Allianz, Faridi held a variety of business analyst and project management roles for Synchromesh Consulting.
Faridi has a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minn. She also holds various project management certifications, including the Project Management Professional designation from the Project Management Institute.
About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2014, has been keeping its promises since 1896. Today, it carries on that tradition, helping Americans achieve their retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuities and life insurance products. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, Allianz Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry with 142,000 employees worldwide. More than 78 million private and corporate customers rely on Allianz knowledge, global reach, and capital strength to help them make the most of financial opportunities.