Steve Arcia of Fireman’s Fund is First Winner
STAMFORD, Conn., December 6, 2007 — e2Value Inc. today presented its inaugural Prevedere Award to Steve Arcia, recently retired director of residential services of Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company.
Stamford-based e2Value, a leading provider of insurance-to-value Internet applications, established the annual award this year to recognize insurance-industry executives who demonstrate foresight, leadership, vision and courage in their work. Winners receive a commemorative plaque and statuette.
Todd Rissel, Chairman and CEO of e2Value, Inc., explained the origin of the award. “‘Prevedere’ is Italian for ‘foresight,'” he said. “It is a verb, and I consider the prize an action-oriented award and distinction.
“The term is also slang for ‘see you next time,'” he added, “which is apt because this will be a recurring tribute, bestowed every November. And I know our industry will feel the impact of each winner as he or she is sure to be an exceptional person who helped constructively shape the insurance business over the years.”
Accepting the award, Arcia said he was honored to be the first Prevedere Award recipient. “It is easy to keep the status quo and hard to make real changes,” he said. “When we chose to work with e2Value several years ago it was then a risk. At the time, the company had few customers and a limited track record. But in insurance, you calculate the risk and plan for it, and in this case the risk surely paid off. e2Value has evolved into a true leader in property valuation services and is an exceptional company.”
Arcia worked with the Fireman’s Fund team to ensure its business needs would be met as he led the charge to incorporate e2Value’s EVS™ insurance-to-value tool into Fireman’s high-end home insurance program.
“Steve’s vision paid off,” Rissel said. “He protected the Fireman’s Fund image and business while integrating a new technology that he believed was necessary to make the Residential Consultant program more competitive. And he succeeded.”
Rissel continued: “Steve demonstrated his ability to lead, to create a bold vision of the future and to analyze risk and eliminate it. These qualities make him a worthy first recipient of the Prevedere Award.”
About e2Value, Inc.
e2Value, Inc. is a full-service application development, insurance consulting, strategic technology partner and provider, offering products to assist with Insurance-To-Value (ITV) and workflow solutions. Founded in 1999 by former insurance executives and based in Stamford, Conn., e2Value is the leading hosted application provider delivering replacement cost valuations over the Web for all residential, commercial and farm and ranch properties in the United States and Canada. The company offers full-featured, knowledge-based Internet applications for insurance, real estate and banking professionals that enable consistency and standardization of pricing, processes and procedures. e2Value provides a tool that tracks through the entire sales, valuation, and final claim process via an application that maximizes the latest available technology, and provides quick and easy updates without a significant investment in software or infrastructure. Its customers range from the world’s leading insurance companies to one-person insurance agencies, as well as banks, property appraisers and risk managers.
Jennifer Burke Labriola
Winuk Communications, Inc.
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