Suren Gupta Named Executive Vice President, Allstate Technology and Operations

Chicago, IL (PressExposure) April 16, 2011 -- Gupta is responsible for enterprisewide technology strategy, network infrastructure, enterprise applications, and technology-related governance, security and compliance activities. As executive vice president, Allstate Technology & Operations, he directly supports the Allstate Protection president leading all aspects of Allstate Protection technology, and agency and customer support functions. Gupta is also responsible for the integration of shared service functions.

"Suren's leadership, innovative thinking and technology expertise will serve Allstate well as we invest in new ways to enhance our customers' experiences and achieve competitive advantage," said Wilson. "Cathy Brune built a strong foundation for our technology and operations organization, and brings significant leadership experience and business knowledge to her new role."

"Allstate's vision is to reinvent protection and retirement," said Gupta. "I look forward to helping deliver innovative technology solutions that benefit customers and Allstate agencies, facilitate new product development, and streamline back-office operations."

Most recently, Gupta was Wells Fargo executive vice president and group chief information officer for consumer lending. Previously, he held a similar role for Wells Fargo's home and consumer finance group. Under his leadership, Wells Fargo re-engineered its real estate lending with new delivery capabilities that enabled the field sales force to serve customers more effectively with just-in-time information.

Earlier in his career, Gupta was a founding member of the corporate executive team of Airclic Inc., a startup wireless Internet venture, and senior vice president, information technology and operations for GMAC Residential, a division of General Motors. Gupta also has held senior operations, sales, marketing and strategic development roles at INTELSAT, a telecommunications company, and at Thomson Corp., an information company.

Gupta is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He also received a master's degree in computer engineering from West Virginia University and an MBA from George Mason University.

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Press Release Submitted On: April 16, 2011 at 1:07 pm
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