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Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency (CIRMA) Awards Guidewire InsurancePlatform Implementation Initiative to Blackcomb Consultants


Blackcomb to Implement & Integrate Guidewire products for Leading CT Municipal Insurer, to Increase Efficiencies and Improve User Experience

Chicago, IL November 28, 2018 

Blackcomb Consultants, an international consulting firm,enterprise technology partner for Property and Casualty insurers, and a Select member of the Guidewire Software PartnerConnect™ Program, announced that they have been selected as Systems Integration Partner for CIRMA’s Guidewire InsurancePlatform™ implementation initiative. The company will partner with CIRMA stakeholders and Guidewire to manage all implementation-related activities including: strategic planning, project management, program management and testing responsibilities for core, data and digital products. This new initiative will also be 100% cloud-hosted and managed. Over the last several years, Blackcomb has grown its aggregate client base to over 30 companies, and has completed many successful Guidewire engagements, a number of which involve implementation and managed cloud/hybrid cloud services. Blackcomb is focused on providing P&C carriers with end-to-end Guidewire solutions, in key areas such as Core Systems Implementation, CIO Advisory, Organizational Change Management, Performance Improvement and Hosting. Additionally, interest in the company’s newer service offerings, inclusive of Guidewire Upgrades, Production Support, and Managed Cloud/Hybrid Cloud, has been extremely strong.

“Blackcomb was the ideal choice for this critical initiative,” commented David Demchak, President & Chief Executive Officer, CIRMA. “They have a proven track record when it comes to highly successful Guidewire implementations and cloud initiatives, and they offer a high return on value as well as the flexibility to sync with our internal culture. In short, they are the go-to resource that we need to ensure that all team members are aligned, and that key business, technology and project goals are achieved.”

“Blackcomb has deep insurance domain experience, including extensive Guidewire knowledge and expertise, which will enable a much smoother implementation process,” said Pamela Keyes, Vice President of Risk Management and Business Analytics, CIRMA.

“We’re excited to be working with CIRMA to help them achieve their business and organizational goals,” commented Victor Voss, Managing Partner and Principal Consultant.

“We will build on our past implementation, systems integration and cloud success stories, and continue to offer the benefits of being a true mid-market, Guidewire-centric enterprise technology partner to P&C carriers of all sizes.”

About CIRMA

The Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency (CIRMA) was established in 1980 in response to the municipal insurance crisis of the time. Our members’ loyalty and participation has enabled CIRMA to become Connecticut’s leading provider of municipal risk financing and risk management services. CIRMA operates two risk pools, the Workers’ Compensation and the Liability-Auto-Property pool. We also provide third party claims  administration and risk management services to self-insured municipalities. As a member-owned and governed association of Connecticut municipalities, school districts, and local public agencies, CIRMA’s mission is to meet the risk financing and risk management needs of our members. Today, our Assets under Management total over $390 million, providing a base for stable rates, high capacity, and assured availability of quality insurance coverage. We provide coverage and services to 384 municipal, school, and local public agency members. For more information, please visit http://cirma.ccm-ct.org/

About Blackcomb

Founded in 2011, Blackcomb Consultants is a Guidewire PartnerConnect™ Consulting provider focused on providing end-to-end technology advisory, planning and implementation solutions and services to the Property & Casualty Insurance Industry.

With offices located in Chicago, Dallas,Bangalore, India, and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Blackcomb offers a range of services to support business transformation initiatives for Property and Casualty insurers, regardless of their size or internal capabilities. The company’s management team is made up of ex-Insurance Company technology executives, with unparalleled levels of expertise. Blackcomb’s ultimate goal is to offer its clients a perfect fit when it comes to a go-to technology partner, resulting in ideal, long-term relationships. The company is privately held.