SchemeServe, a leading provider of technology solutions for insurers and intermediaries, has today announced the appointment of Simon Cowling as Head of Engineering and UX. Simon has been recruited to lead SchemeServe’s expanding team of IT Developers.
SchemeServe has more than doubled its headcount in 12 months due to the continued demand from the industry for innovative cloud-based insurance software solutions, particularly for delegated authority schemes business.
John Price, COO of SchemeServe, comments: “The insurance industry is increasingly recognising that it needs to modernise. No longer just the preserve of big players with sizable IT budgets, robust innovation must be made accessible across the sector. It’s no surprise that the efficiencies and accessibility of cloud based solutions have more recently been accepted into the mainstream and our growth at SchemeServe is testament to that.
“We’ve reached the size where we need an experienced Manager who can focus on the bigger picture and manage our team of Developers so they can concentrate on what they do best. I’m delighted to welcome Simon on board. He has extensive experience running a software team but is also himself a designer. He combines excellent technical, managerial and design skills all in one neat package.”
Simon Cowling joins SchemeServe from Cre8ion where he was Digital Head. Prior to that he spent 11 years with Carmel as a web developer and multimedia editor. He has more than 10 years’ experience as a software manager overseeing front and back end development including designing website/system structure, customer experience journey and front end design.
John Price continues: “The collective experience of our underwriters and software developers has created an intuitive Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that enables clients to launch bespoke insurance products in a matter of days and at a fraction of the cost of the big software houses, without sacrificing on flexibility, customisation or user experience. Technology and people are at the heart of what we do, so hiring and retaining strong talent like Simon is central to the ongoing success of our business.”