Jonathan Adkisson Appointed Esurance President
San Francisco, CA — September 1, 2015
Esurance, the direct-to-consumer insurance company, recently announced that Jonathan Adkisson, managing director and chief financial officer of Esurance, was promoted to president of Esurance. He will also retain his role of president and chief operating officer of Esurance Insurance Company of Canada.
Adkisson is responsible for leading Esurance, a $1.5 billion premium volume business with nearly 1 million policies and 3,500 associates across 19 offices. Esurance, an Allstate company, creates and provides insurance for the modern world, offering auto, homeowners, motorcycle, and renters insurance direct to consumers.
"Jonathan has been a critical component of Esurance's success and has played a vital role in the many innovations Esurance has created for the self-directed customer," said Don Civgin, president of Emerging Businesses at Allstate Insurance Company. "His determination to drive the company to the pinnacle of success, coupled with his wealth of experience and industry knowledge, make him the ideal choice to lead the company forward."
Adkisson is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and has 25 years of insurance industry experience, with past tenures at Farmers Insurance Group and Geico. He joined Esurance in 2000, as vice president and chief actuary. In 2003, he was promoted to managing director and chief financial officer where he played a key role in the 2008 acquisition of Answer Financial and the 2011 Allstate acquisition and integration of Esurance. Most recently, Adkisson led the Esurance expansion into Canada.
"I'm honored and excited to begin the next chapter of my career with Esurance," said Adkisson. "Fifteen years ago when I joined Esurance, we revolutionized the insurance industry, bringing the process of buying auto insurance online, direct to consumers. Today, I'm proud to lead a company with world-class talent that continues to innovate and leverage technology to make the insurance experience better and help people save money."
Adkisson succeeded Gary Tolman, who retired on May 1, and is based at Esurance headquarters in San Francisco.
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Esurance provides auto, homeowners, motorcycle, and renters insurance direct to consumers online, over the phone, and through select agents, including sister company, Answer Financial. With an easy-to-use mobile app, quick comparison quotes, and video claims appraisals, Esurance is the smart choice for today's web-savvy consumer. As a member of the Allstate family with an A+ rating from A.M. Best*, Esurance is a reliable choice for car insurance, offering anytime, anywhere service just a click, call, or tap away.
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