Curt Kibler has joined the executive team at Answer Financial, an online auto and home insurance agency, as chief information officer. He will oversee the company's e-Business department, including development, systems operations, business intelligence and reporting, carrier profitability, project management and quality assurance. Kibler will be responsible for enhancing current technology and delivering new technology for consumers. Dan Bryce, who has been CIO since 2000, will be retiring later this year.

"We are extremely fortunate to have Curt joining us," said Rob Slingerland, CEO. "He brings immense skill and knowledge to our organization, with over 25 years of experience developing and supporting complex systems and leading technology. He will be a great asset to our team as we continue to innovate new ways for people to shop for, buy and manage their insurance."

Kibler previously led technology transformation for the Encompass Insurance Company; the technology implementation for North Light Specialty Insurance Co., a startup carrier, and a variety of technology organizations for the Allstate Corp., Answer said. He began his career with Accenture, where he helped clients through technology, management and strategy consulting services. Kibler earned a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois.

"I am excited to join Answer as Chief Information Officer to help drive the future of the insurance industry," Kibler said. "I am joining a high-energy team of insurance professionals and look forward to working with them to transform the insurance experience for our business partners and consumers."

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