28th June 2020

Duck Creek appoints Costa as Country manager, Spain & Portugal, in the company’s newly-opened Madrid office
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Duck Creek Technologies has announced that insurance technology expert Juan Antonio Costa has joined the company as Country manager, Spain & Portugal, in the company’s newly-opened Madrid office, in charge of bringing the benefits of Duck Creek’s solutions to a new market and broader audience. His addition to the Duck Creek team is part of the company’s strategic European expansion plans and investment in the Spanish and Portuguese market; Duck Creek’s primary Spanish office in Madrid joins its development office in Barcelona as the insurance solutions provider moves to expand in Spain and Portugal with a presence in the heart of Spain’s capital city.
Costa has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance sector. Prior to joining Duck Creek, he held the position of Sales director at Swiss InsurTech weFox, in charge of launching the company in the Spanish market. Recently, Costa took part in various consulting and business development projects to help insurers improve their P&L(profit & loss) accounts. He has a degree in Business Administration from Universidad San Pablo-CEU, several post-graduate degrees from IESE or HEC, and an Executive MBA in business administration from IE.
“After decades working in many areas of the insurance industry, including insurance distribution and its various channels(both traditional and digital), managing operations for P&C technology companies, as well as leading numerous consulting projects aimed at managing innovation and improving the efficiency of operations, I have been able to build a solid 360º vision of the market,” Costa said. “Paradigms are changing in products, channels, customer experiences, response times, and flexibility. To meet this need, technology should be a catalyst and not the bottleneck that it often is. This is why Duck Creek is a key partner in helping insurance companies in their digital transformation processes and enabling them to exceed the expectations set by their stakeholders. Spain and Portugal are key markets for Duck Creek, and we are committed to success in both; I am proud to be able to help make this happen as soon as possible.”
Bart Patrick, managing director for Europe at Duck Creek Technologies, added “We are very excited to have Juan join our team in Iberia; his knowledge of the marketplace and deep business experience makes him an excellent addition to lead our local expansion efforts.”
“The European market is a significant component of our overall growth strategy,” said Eugene Van Biert, chief Revenue officer of Duck Creek Technologies. “Juan Antonio’s knowledge of the marketplace and his deep business and technical experience make him a great choice to lead our efforts in Spain and Portugal. We’re thrilled to have him on board.”

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