In this episode, Jack continues his conversation with Jasmine Jirele, President and CEO of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America.
A primary component of Jasmine’s approach to her newly appointed CEO role is her focus on building great teams. Having a cross-functional background, she’s seen the benefit of having the right people in the right roles to leverage opportunities appropriately. Jasmine has also pushed forward initiatives to ensure that the right technology is in place to support her teams and clients.
Jasmine talks with Jack about the hiring process, establishing strong relationships with distribution partners, and how to work with changing regulations and markets to differentiate from competitors.
“Having the right talent is absolutely critical. Making sure that you're continuously out there learning and pushing your team to make the best use of the technology and the platforms that are out there and then being really agile and flexible to adapt and adjust.” ~ Jasmine Jirele
Hiring experts and talent who have a really good grasp of various technologies is key to success. Always being on the same page with the distribution partners, knowing where they are headed, can help you procure the best one for your firm.
Create and tweak products according to how regulatory and marketplace environments change to solidify your position. In addition, effective product innovation can ensure the delivery of a superior experience for advisors and consumers.
Being a connector is a critical component of making innovation work. The industry is only as powerful as the sum of its parts and connecting technology across platforms and companies enables the entire industry to move forward and add value.
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