SAN FRANCISCO, Might 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ethos, the corporate making life insurance coverage moral and accessible to all, expanded its govt crew with the hiring of its first Chief Income Officer, Erin Lantz. Lantz brings almost 20 years of expertise constructing and scaling operations for main actual property and monetary service trade leaders, together with Zillow Group and Financial institution of America. She joins Ethos throughout a interval of important development as the corporate scales to fulfill client demand and ship unmatched buyer experiences in a dynamic market.
“COVID-19’s pervasive impact means families are feeling new urgency to get their finances in order should the unexpected happen. In our now constantly-evolving world, it’s more important than ever to make sure getting and keeping life insurance coverage is easy and accessible for millions of families across the U.S.,” mentioned Peter Colis, CEO and Co-founder at Ethos. “Erin joins us in this mission, with a proven track record of putting innovation and consumers first in even the most complex, fragmented industries. Her leadership will be critical to our evolution and growth.”
Previous to Ethos, Lantz spent almost a decade at Zillow Group, most just lately as Vice President and Common Supervisor of Mortgages, throughout which she helped that enterprise vertical develop from simply over $1 million income to over $100 million in 2019. She started her profession within the monetary companies sector working for Financial institution of America and Boston Consulting Group and earned her Grasp’s in Enterprise Administration from Harvard Enterprise Faculty. At Ethos, Lantz will head up the Austin workplace, serving to to construct and scale a world-class gross sales group and tradition. Her function features a concentrate on CX technique that ensures compassion for the client expertise and moral design in each interplay with Ethos.
“I’ve always gravitated toward companies in heavily regulated industries because innovation in these sectors often has a profound impact on the people they serve. Life insurance is such a personal, critical service for families, and that feels especially true in our current environment.” mentioned Lantz. “Ethos is scaling to meet demand, and I’m eager to help ensure customer experiences scale right alongside that. I’ve spent my career demystifying daunting but important topics in finance, technology, and real estate, and at Ethos, I see a clear opportunity to do that with life insurance so more families can have peace of mind.”
Lantz joins amidst fast firm development and momentum, together with Collection C financing spherical of $60 million led by GV, bringing whole funding to-date to greater than $100 million and valuation to just about $500 million. This previous 12 months, Ethos quadrupled its income development and expanded its headcount from 35 to over 120 workers, together with different key govt hires corresponding to Brett Wilson as VP of Danger & Actuarial, and David Zhang as Head of Finance. Within the coming 12 months, Ethos expects to nearly double its crew, with a specific concentrate on engineering, gross sales, product, and design, increasing its workplaces in Austin and Singapore.
Ethos is a brand new type of life insurance coverage firm making getting protection straightforward and accessible for thousands and thousands of households. Ethos makes use of predictive analytics and complex knowledge know-how to eradicate conventional boundaries to life insurance coverage and produce the trade into the fashionable age. The corporate constructed its know-how from the bottom up with a concentrate on making a seamless buyer expertise; a mobile-first, on-line software course of that takes minutes as an alternative of weeks, and providing protection with no medical examination for many candidates. The result’s a life insurance coverage firm that places folks first. Ethos is backed by GV (previously Google Ventures), Sequoia Capital, Accel, Goldman Sachs, and Arrive, a subsidiary of Roc Nation. The corporate is headquartered in San Francisco with workplaces in Austin and Singapore. To study extra, go to www.ethoslife.com.