Parthenon-EY and FIS executives join Board of Guardian Life Insurance

23 August 2017 2 min. read
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Guardian Life Insurance has appointed professional services industry veterans Christopher Jenny, formerly President & Senior Partner at Parthenon-EY, and Gary Norcross, the President and CEO of FIS, as independent non-executive directors to its board of directors.

Christopher Jenny works as a Senior Advisor at Parthenon-EY, where he has been for the past three years. His history with the legal predecessor of firm, The Parthenon Group, prior to Parthenon’s acquisition by EY in 2014, however, spans more than 19 years. Earlier in his career he worked at Health Management International as its President, during his tenure from 1988 until 1995. He started his career at Bain & Company in 1979, rising to the role of Partner over the course of his 9 year tenure, having previously obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Math/Urban Studies from Dartmouth College and a Master of Business Administration in Business Administration and Management from the Harvard Business School.

Gary Norcross currently serves as CEO of Fidelity National Information Services (FIS), a technology consulting firm for the financial srvices industry. Prior to joining FIS, Norcross worked at Alltel Information Services in varying roles, including Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Community Banking segment over a seven-year period, having begun his career at Systematics in 1988. Norcross holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Chris Jenny and Gary Norcross - Guardian

The veterans of the financial services and consulting industry have been elected to the Board of Guardian Life Insurance as non-executive Directors for a term of three-years. Jenny brings extensive consultancy experience to the role, including advising senior management on corporate strategy and profit improvement programmes throughout his career and on other major boards, including that of CBRE. Norcross brings more than three decades of financial services insights to the role.

Commenting on the selection of the two, Deanna Mulligan, President and CEO of the insurance company, said that Guardian Life was “delighted” to welcome Jenny and Norcross to the Board. She added, “They have each achieved tremendous success in their careers and are well-respected for their management expertise and strategic counsel. I look forward to their contributions at Guardian to help us deliver on our mission to be the trusted mutual partner for our customers.”