illustrate inc announces the hiring of Julian D. (Jay) Stevens to Vice President, Sales & Marketing for the US and Canada.
(TORONTO, Canada – November 14, 2011) illustrate inc, a leader in sales automation technology for the financial services industry, announces the hire of Julian D. (Jay) Stevens as Vice President, Sales and Marketing, North America. Mr. Stevens will be based outside of Charlotte, NC and will report to Lorne Brown, President of illustrate inc. He will be responsible for sales and marketing in North America with his primary focus on growing illustrate inc’s US business.
Prior to joining illustrate inc, Mr. Stevens had served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Chief Marketing Officer for COSS Development Corporation, where he lead the sales and marketing efforts to grow one of the leading illustration and point-of-sale solutions in the US. He comes to illustrate inc with over 20 years’ experience in sales automation for financial services, having held positions as a software engineer, project manager, Vice President of Development, account manager, and VP of Sales. “Jay brings a blend of technical knowledge along with a keen business sense that makes him a valued member of our executive team” stated Lorne Brown, “As a leader in the Canadian market, we look forward to leveraging our 22 years of experience along with Jay’s knowledge and understanding to help us expand our industry leading OPUS platform particularly in the US market.”
About OPUS (www.illustrateinc.com)
OPUS is an integrated, modular point-of-service platform that consolidates the stages of the sales cycle from end to end. Users are able to access OPUS directly from the web, where each step in the process will be captured from beginning to end. Customers will be able to not only analyze their life insurance needs and obtain electronic insurance quotes online, but they will also be able to fill out an intuitive and user-friendly insurance application form. Using the simple wizard-based tool they will be guided easily through the entire application process, including the underwriting requirements. OPUS is also available as a mobile solution for use on smart phones.
About illustrate inc (www.illustrateinc.com)
illustrate inc is a privately held company with significant expertise in illustration and point-of- service systems used in the insurance and financial services sectors. illustrate inc has grown steadily over the past 22 years as a result of its focus on addressing industry need for efficiency, effectiveness and speed to market. With clients in Canada and abroad, illustrate inc continues to evolve to anticipate and meet the changing needs of the insurance and financial services industries.