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Markel Appoints New CIO

Mike Scyphers had been technology lead for Markel Wholesale.

Markel Corporation, a provider of specialty insurance products, has promoted Mike Scyphers to CIO.

Scyphers has been with Markel since 2009, most recently as technology lead for Markel Wholesale. He reports to Brad Kiscaden, EVP of actuarial, IT and information management. He is based in Richmond, Va.

"Mike has done an impressive job focusing on managing costs and delivering projects on time and on budget. He has energized our IT team, successfully instituted a new governance structure, and is now starting to fortify our technology infrastructure in a scalable way," Kiscaden said in a statement.

Richie Whitt, president and co-COO of Markel, added in the statement, "Mike is the kind of results-oriented, live within your means, imagine the possibilities kind of leader we need. His skills and passion will serve us well as we continue to grow and leverage information to our advantage in all facets of our business."

Nathan Golia is senior editor of Insurance & Technology. He joined the publication in 2010 as associate editor and covers all aspects of the nexus between insurance and information technology, including mobility, distribution, core systems, customer interaction, and risk ... View Full Bio

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