In his new role, Symonds will have international responsibilities, including leading the firm’s continued growth in the merger and acquisition (M&A) insurance market in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, and the growing market in the United States and Europe.
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The fusion was founded by industry veterans Killian McDermott and David Rogers and is part of the POP Holdings Group. It is shifting from a start-up to a global firm in the highly specialized insurance market and partnering with major insurers, including Allianz, Merkel, Zurich, Ping Ann, And HDI Global specialty.
McDermott, co-founder and executive partner, commented that Symonds brings highly valuable skills to the company as it prepares to launch new insuretech products and services internationally.
McDermott added, “Katie joins Fusion at an exciting time as we continue to feel significant demand, reaching new milestones in more than 200 contracts since our launch less than three years ago.”
David Rogers, co-founder, added: “I am delighted to welcome Katie on board as our business partner. We share a successful track record of working together, and her unwavering commitment to innovation and top-notch service has fused our brokers and their clients.” Will allow market-leading M&A solutions to continue to be provided.
Commenting on his new role, Symonds said: “I’m really looking forward to joining Fusion and reuniting with my former co-worker David.
“With our combined skills, experience and strength, our ambition is to transform the insurance experience for our clients and partners and ultimately build a great business that lives up to its promises.”