Bradenton, Fla. (August 14, 2020) – SUNZ Insurance CEO Steve Herrig announced today that Glen J. Distefano has been promoted to Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Distefano has been with SUNZ for 15 years and served in several high-level leadership roles within the technology, underwriting, and security operations, most recently as Chief Technology Officer.
Distefano started with SUNZ as Chief Information Officer in 2005 when the company was established, then moved to Chief Operations Officer in 2008, and became Chief Technology Officer in 2017.
“Glen is committed to the success of SUNZ on many levels, and he has shown his dedication through his 15-year career with the company,” said Herrig. “He has always been forward-thinking and innovative in our organization’s processes and procedures. We look forward to what’s ahead.”
In his new role, Distefano will focus on continuing to enhance and monitor cyber security measures for SUNZ to constantly look for the latest advances in security technology solutions to protect employees, team members, insureds, and claimants.
“I started with SUNZ during the start-up phase in St. Petersburg with five people working on folding tables and using cell phones. Fast-forward 15 years and the growth of the company has been incredible and I’m proud to be part of it,” said Distefano. “Now we’re more than a local insurance carrier, we’ve expanded into other services and write business in almost every state.”
Since 2005, SUNZ has moved its headquarters to Sarasota and then eventually to downtown Bradenton, and now has 365 employees across all its verticals, including claims administration, case management, fraud prevention, and customer support services.
About SUNZ Insurance
SUNZ Insurance is a national workers’ compensation insurance company headquartered in Bradenton, Florida and develops unique workers’ compensation programs that deliver innovative and tailored solutions to protect businesses and their employees. SUNZ understands its clients need for fluidity, offering workers’ compensation insurance options that do not begin and end with the printed policy. SUNZ believes that a safe work environment and healthy workforce is the foundation for a successful business. For more information, visit www.sunzinsurance.com.