Canadian insurance industry veteran to oversee Compu-Quote integration and Epic introduction into Canadian market
University Park, Ill. � June 19, 2012 � Insurance software company Applied Systems today announced that Jeffrey D. Purdy has been appointed senior vice president and general manager of Applied Systems Canada.
An Ontario native and a Canadian insurance industry veteran, Purdy will be responsible for Applied Systems’ Canadian operations. He will oversee the integration of Compu-Quote, the leading comparative rating services provider recently acquired by Applied Systems.
In addition, Purdy will lead Applied Systems’ introduction of Epic, the company’s flagship agency and broker management system, into the Canadian marketplace in the first quarter of 2013. Purdy has extensive experience with successful Epic deployments in the United States since the product’s launch in 2008.
Purdy joined Applied Systems’ Canadian operations in 1989, and he was named president of Applied Systems Canada in 1993. He served in that role until 2002, when he relocated to the company’s U.S. headquarters to lead the North American primary sales organization.
“I am very happy to be returning to the Canadian marketplace at such an exciting time for Applied Systems Canada,” Purdy said. “Given the substantial investments our company has made in this marketplace over the past nine months, I am convinced that Applied Systems has more to offer than ever before to the Canadian marketplace in terms of outstanding products and world-class service.”
“Jeff is uniquely qualified to lead the integration efforts of our newly acquired Compu-Quote business due to his leadership skills and deep understanding of the Canadian insurance market,” said Reid French, Applied Systems chief executive officer. “I truly believe that our market position and growth opportunity in Canada have never been stronger due to our recent investments, including the acquisition of Compu-Quote, the introduction of Epic in 2013, and the opening of the Canadian data center in the third quarter of this year.”
About Applied Systems
Applied Systems is a leading provider of software that powers the business of insurance. The company is recognized as a pioneer in agency management systems and data exchange between agencies, brokers, carriers and their clients. By automating the insurance lifecycle, Applied Systems software enables millions of people around the world to safeguard and protect what matters most. To learn more, please visit www.AppliedSystems.com.