International telematics company The Floow has promoted Claire Sargeant to Head of Client Development.
The newly formed role, which has been established following a period of rapid growth for the organisation, will see Sargeant overseeing all insurance client relationships and head up an expanding team of account managers and business development directors.
With over 5 years’ experience working in the telematics arena she joined The Floow team in 2014; with former roles including UK Business Development Manager at Octo, and having spent four years at Hastings Direct where she implemented and delivered a variety of projects including the company’s telematics motor insurance products.
The move sees Sargeant promoted from Direct Line Group telematics contract Account Director as she joins the organisation’s senior management team; taking overarching responsibility for its growing number of clients within the insurance sector.
The news follows a busy period for the business which has received international recognition for its contribution to innovation in the telematics arena; with insurance customers including Liberty Mutual, American International Group, Royal Sun Alliance and the American Automobile Association (AAA).
Its eminent team of computer science, data mining, driver psychology and user experience experts has expanded by almost a third in 2016 to date – taking the firm’s headcount to more than 50.
The Floow CEO said: “I am delighted to announce Claire’s promotion to Head of Client Development. Since day one at The Floow Claire has put our clients at the heart of everything we do with uncompromising passion. Claire has reinforced our customer-centric culture and helped us build a unique professional context where the world’s most talented scientists collaborate to create life-saving products and tackle the evolving challenges of modern mobility.”
Earlier this year The Floow was revealed as one of the driving forces behind Move UK, a £5.5m project to establish the UK as the world leader in driverless car technology, working alongside Bosch, Jaguar-Land Rover, Transport Research Laboratory, Direct Line and the London Borough of Greenwich.
The business was also represented on a trade mission to Asia in 2015 – with Aldo Monteforte accompanying Prime Minister David Cameron – in order to promote the country’s Fintech offering.
Commenting on her new role Claire, who will now focus primarily on The Floow’s long term strategy for growth and new customer acquisition, said: “The Floow has a track record of being a market disrupter and, as a result, we have enjoyed rapid growth over the last couple of years.
“My new role will help us to structure ourselves in such a way that we are best-placed to continue this upward trend, and remain focussed on meeting the needs of our growing international client base.
“I’m very proud of our entrepreneurial and innovative culture at The Floow, as well as our ability to keep our clients, and their customers – the end-users of our telematics products which are designed to facilitate safer driving – at the heart of everything that we do.
“I remain committed in my new role to ensuring that this remains the foundation of our client development strategy, aligned with our mission of making vehicles cheaper and safer for all.”
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