MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life), today named Jeff Palm as the new senior vice president and chief information officer. In his new role, Palm will be responsible for leading the Allianz Life IT organization and will report to Walter White, senior vice president and chief administrative officer.
“As we continue to focus on technology as a critical driver of our business success, Jeff's experience and leadership will be important to the growth and profitability of our business,” said White. “By adding Jeff’s expertise to our current IT senior leadership team, we are exceptionally well-positioned for technology execution and innovation.”
Palm comes to Allianz Life from RBC Dain Rauscher, where he has served as managing director – Technology since 2001. Prior to RBC Dain Rauscher, Palm held senior leadership roles in technology at Fingerhut/Federated, American Express, and Booz, Allen & Hamilton.
Palm received his Bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of Illinois. He has completed more than 1,000 hours of professional training covering business strategy, technical, managerial, and presentation skills.
About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America has been keeping its promises since 1896. Today, it carries on that tradition, helping Americans achieve their retirement income 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 nearly 155,000 employees worldwide. Based on its revenue, Allianz SE is the 20th largest company in the world (Fortune Global 500, August 2010).