Demonstrating Company’s Commitment To Growth And Excellence In The Insurance Vertical
Digital Media Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: DMS), a leading provider of data-driven, technology-enabled digital performance advertising solutions, announced that insurance marketing leader Billy Hubbard has been named Senior Vice President of Strategic Accounts.
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Billy Hubbard joins DMS as SVP of Strategic Accounts. (Photo: Business Wire)
With a track record renowned for delivering profitable, scalable growth and improved business operations, Hubbard is highly regarded as a gifted and experienced leader in the insurance space. Along with significant expertise in insurance digital marketing and property and casualty insurance, Hubbard brings an impressive reputation for strategic partnership development and execution sustained throughout his 20-year career, including service in the U.S. Navy.
DMS CEO Joe Marinucci said, “We’re honored to welcome Billy as both an industry leader and veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces to DMS.” Joe continued, “Billy brings best-in-class expertise in strategic partnerships and new business growth. The addition of Billy to the DMS team allows us to accelerate our commitment to driving innovation and delivering success aligned with our roadmap for growth.”
In his role as Senior Vice President, Strategic Accounts, Hubbard will report to DMS EVP of Insurance, Taryn Lomas, and focus primarily on the DMS Insurance division. DMS Insurance connects the nation’s leading insurance providers and agents with customers and near customers.
Lomas said, “The addition of Billy to our leadership team is a deeper expansion of DMS into the insurance vertical. We’re excited to see Billy leverage his talents to help grow our agent base and scale client acquisition.” She continued, “With Billy’s new role, DMS reinforces our commitment to supporting insurance agents across the board and amplifying their success.”
“I have long admired DMS for its award-winning leadership team, commitment to data-driven results and unsurpassed dedication to scaling success for agents across the insurance industry. I am thrilled to be joining DMS at this exciting time, as the organization embarks on its next phase of insurance industry expansion,” said Hubbard.
After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy and completing dedicated service as a nuclear engineer in the U.S. Navy, in 2007 Hubbard launched his career in sales coaching and management. Primarily in the start-up space, Billy implemented new business and go-to-market strategies, making significant gains in strategic growth, data implementation and partnership development. As former VP of Strategic Accounts at EverQuote, Hubbard led the team responsible for cultivating strategic partnerships, business development and growing agent/insurance carrier relationships.
About DMS Insurance
An established leader in the insurance space, DMS Insurance supports the digital performance advertising needs of the largest auto, home, health and life insurance providers. From enterprise-level services to agent-based support offered through platforms like ZipQuote, DMS Insurance helps the insurance industry scale customer acquisition efforts and write more policies while providing unprecedented process and performance transparency.
About Digital Media Solutions
Digital Media Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: DMS) is a leading provider of technology-enabled digital performance advertising solutions connecting consumers and advertisers within auto, home, health and life insurance plus a long list of top consumer verticals. The DMS first-party data asset, proprietary advertising technology, significant proprietary media distribution and data-driven processes help digital advertising clients de-risk their advertising spend while scaling their customer bases. Learn more at https://digitalmediasolutions.com.
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DMS CEO Joe Mariucci said, "The addition of Billy Hubbard to the DMS team allows us to accelerate our commitment to driving innovation and delivering success aligned with our roadmap for growth.”
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