Northwestern Mutual has introduced the appointment of Jeff Sippel (pictured above) as govt vice chairman and chief info officer. On this function, Sippel will head the group answerable for advancing Northwestern Mutual’s know-how structure, infrastructure and cloud companies, reliability, service help and cybersecurity. He may also serve on the corporate’s senior management staff.
“Jeff’s in depth know-how background, coupled together with his profitable management in accelerating our consumer expertise technique over the previous few years, make him a great match for this function,” mentioned John Schlifske, chairman, president and CEO of Northwestern Mutual. “His business expertise and give attention to constructing know-how that’s modern, safe and dependable will proceed to have a significant impression on our purchasers, advisors and firm within the years forward.”
Previous to his new function, Sippel served as vice chairman of consumer expertise, main digital technique and monetary planning methods since becoming a member of Northwestern Mutual in 2019. Earlier than that, he served as chief know-how officer and chief technique officer at Acorns, a fintech specializing in micro-investing and robo-investing. He additionally served as CTO at Edo Interactive.
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Sippel succeeds Neal Pattern, who stepped down from the function of senior vice chairman and CIO to pursue different alternatives, Northwestern Mutual mentioned.
“I wish to thank Neal for his partnership and management in driving our enterprise ahead and positioning us for the longer term,” Schlifske mentioned. “Neal was instrumental in advancing our know-how infrastructure, reliability, information and data safety, whereas attracting prime expertise.”