DALLAS (January 14, 2019) — AVYST, a provider of sales and risk management solutions for independent insurance agents and brokers and their carrier partners, announced that Kitty Ambers, CIC, CPIA, CISR, has joined the insuretech firm as Chief Growth Officer.
Ambers will be responsible for growing AVYST’s product visibility and distribution across the independent agent channel.
“I am excited to join AVYST,” said Ambers. “My years with the Network of Vertafore Users and other organizations have led me to this opportunity. At my core, I am committed to the success of the independent agent channel.”
In her new role, Ambers will work with long-time industry colleagues in serving the needs of all partners in the independent insurance industry, regardless of their selection of technology solution providers.
“I’ve been in this industry since 1984 when our small-town, family agency implemented our first management system,” said Ambers. “Since that time, I’ve been dedicated to improving the productivity and profitability of independent agents through technology adoption, while helping them minimize E&O exposure. Joining AVYST at an executive level allows me to continue to advance this personal mission.”
“Kitty brings us her passion for the independent agent as well as years of insurance industry experience,” noted AVYST CEO Marc Still. “We know that both our internal team and our partners will benefit from her enthusiasm for driving efficiency and profitability. We are thrilled to have her on board.”
Ambers joins the AVYST team from the Network of Vertafore Users (NetVU), where she served as CEO, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization. AVYST is a NetVU corporate partner, and Ambers will continue to provide guidance to the organization until a new chief executive is hired.