Cover Genius appoints Julio Castellón SVP Regional Head of Partnerships, Latin America
Cover Genius expands its presence in Latin America and appoints Julio Castellón as SVP Regional Head of Partnerships for the region.
New York, 16 March 2021 — Cover Genius, the global insurtech leader whose insurance distribution platform provides protection for the customers of some of the world’s largest online companies, reinforces its commitment to Latin America with the the appointment of Julio Castellón as its Senior Vice President, Partnerships for Latin America.
In his role, Castellón will be leading the company’s strategic partnerships in LatAm, extending on the company’s successes with regional travel, retail, logistics, property and financial services giants including Despegar, Rentcars.com, eBay, Booking Holdings, Intuit and others who have integrated the multi-award winning XCover global insurance distribution platform. This appointment demonstrates Cover Genius’ commitment to grow its presence in Latin America where the company has secured key market licenses that enable local and global partners to sell or embed insurance. At the same time, Cover Genius hopes to continue supporting companies in the travel and retail sectors, to simplify their insurance needs through cutting-edge technology.
“We have spent the past couple of years expanding in every region – including the Americas, Europe and Asia – inking deals with large players in retail, travel, logistics, the gig economy, fintech and payments, auto and mobility, pet and more,” said Angus McDonald, CEO and Co-Founder of Cover Genius. “Julio brings extensive experience in many of those, especially travel and payments, and his boots on the ground experience managing regional teams will help ensure that growth of our end-to-end insurance distribution capability continues.”
With more than 25 years of strategic partner experience, Castellón has held senior leadership roles at global companies like eNett, AT&T, UPS and others in logistics, travel, telecommunications and financial services. Castellón has lived in 6 countries, speaks 4 languages and holds a Master of Science-Marketing.
“I am truly impressed by Cover Genius’ tech-first capabilities that empower behemoth digital businesses like Despegar, Wayfair, eBay and Skyscanner to seamlessly sell insurance to their global customers via a single API call, on a truly global scale, while overcoming massive barriers in the way insurance is traditionally distributed.” Castellón said. “We’ve only scratched the surface of digital companies seeking technology solutions that deliver better protection outcomes for their customers. The LatAm region is ripe for state of the art technologies in insurtech with the kind of customer-centric approach that Cover Genius brings, which will enable LatAm brands to offer truly customized protection at the right time and price at checkout.”