EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND (March 4, 2020) - Montoux is rapidly expanding into new markets after celebrating success across APAC and the US markets. In addition to its Wellington, New York, and Sydney offices, Montoux is opening a fourth global office in Edinburgh in response to positive feedback, demand, and partnerships with life insurers in the region. The office will serve as a base for Montoux’s operations across the UK and into Europe in the years to come.
Leading the expansion is Shelley Cox, Montoux’s Chief Customer Officer, who is relocating to Edinburgh to connect with existing UK customers and partners as well as energize Montoux’s presence in the market.
“We have quite a few existing customers in the UK, and our strategy is to be as close to our customers as possible,” Shelley explains, when asked why the UK was the right fit for Montoux right now. “The scale and maturity of the UK market makes it a really good fit for our product, as is the focus on innovation.”
Shelley is joined in Edinburgh by the most recent addition to the Montoux team, Stephen Carlin, our new UK Customer Success Director and Product Owner. Stephen joins Montoux after recently completing his MBA at the University of Edinburgh Business School. A qualified actuary with 17 years' leadership experience risk management and software delivery, Stephen was most recently Head of Product Line at Moody’s Analytics.
On joining Montoux, Stephen says, “I’m looking forward to joining such an exciting and global company like Montoux, especially in a mature market that I know well. There’s significant activity and demand in the UK for insurtech and solutions like Montoux, making now an ideal time to strengthen our relationships with existing customers as well as increase activity in the market.”
Montoux announced late last year that it had signed a deal for a pilot with Scottish Widows, one of the UK’s oldest and most well-known financial services organizations. Scottish Widows’ Product Owner of Innovation & Analytics, David McLeay says working with Montoux was an obvious decision. “The committed blend of actuarial and data science in Montoux’s price optimization offering is compelling. It’s practical innovation that delivers genuine ROI, allowing us to be more responsive to the market, and ultimately provide better products and services for consumers, for the right price at the right time.”
Montoux is looking forward to deepening its relationships within the UK market and to welcome Stephen to the team. To learn more about Montoux, and becoming a member of the team, please reach out or visit our Careers Page.