Hunter Hoffmann, Author at Insurance Thought Leadership



Hunter Hoffmann

Hunter Hoffmann

Hunter Hoffmann is head of U.S. communications at Hiscox and is responsible for media relations, social media, internal communications and executive messaging. He joined Hiscox in August 2010 and has a B.A. from Trinity College (CT) and an M.B.A. from Cornell University.

Hunter lives in New York City with his wife and two sons, Walker and Otis. In his spare time, he moonlights as chief marketing officer and deliveryman for Junior’s Fresh, a fresh baby and toddler food delivery service and cafe in New York City founded by his wife, Michelle. His passions in life are food, family and the NY Yankees.

Recent Articles by Hunter Hoffmann

McDonald’s: a How-(Not)-to on Innovation

McDonald’s is in free fall, in the U.S. and abroad. Sales in the U.S. were down 4% in February, continuing a slide that cost Don Thompson his job as CEO at the beginning of 2015. The McDonald’s promise of a uniform food and dining experience wherever you see the Golden Arches across the globe has quickly […]

Risky Spots for EPL Suits by Employees

A new study of employment practices litigation (EPL) data by Hiscox found four states — California, Illinois, Alabama and Mississippi — along with the District of Columbia, to be the riskiest areas of the U.S. for employee lawsuits. Businesses in these five jurisdictions face a risk that is substantially higher than the national average for […]

Leap Year Season 2, Episode 10 – How To Bite

Leap Year Season 2: Episode 10 by Mashable Now this is where the C3D team is at their best – all working together against a common (and real) foe.  It’s all a team effort, so when Aaron neglects his critical task to try and make up with Lisa, his good old slacker/turncoat/thief brother is there […]

Leap Year Season 2, Episode 9 – What We’re Capable

Leap Year Season 2: Episode 9 by Mashable Well, that didn’t work out exactly as they planned. Bryn’s power move to kidnap June Pepper and get her to divulge the location of their prototypes didn’t get them any closer to the truth.  Turns out, all this time they were fighting a mirage – Livefye was […]

Leap Year: Season 2, Episode 8 – Behind the Hologram

Leap Year Season 2: Episode 8 by Mashable Maybe Olivia actually learned something about marketing from her paramour, the Livefy CEO, after all. Turns out she was secretly filming the C3D team and posting their startup adventures as a new online series — Behind the Hologram. A startup web series as a plot point in […]

Leap Year: Season 2, Episode 7 – A Moment of Weakness

Leap Year Season 2: Episode 7 by Mashable A scorned woman, a programmer with dual personalities, a rival executive literally in the closet and a double-crossing brother. That’s a good foundation for a Greek tragedy or a modern-day telenovela, or the current season of Leap Year. In a near perfect storm of personal and professional […]

Leap Year: Season 2, Episode 6 – What It Takes To Win

The C3D team are facing a typical entrepreneurial reality. Just when they thought things couldn’t get any tougher, yet another challenge presents itself. Thanks to Aaron and Bryn’s spontaneous make out session at the bar, Bryn hopped on a plane back to San Fran and it’s up to Aaron and Jack to make the TechStars […]

Leap Year: Season 2, Episode 5 – The Very Idea Of Loving Love

Some covert operations, an exploding flour robot and a majorly non-inspiring pep talk from Glenn Cheeky about his childhood pet pig — and now C3D is back in NY. Jack, Aaron and Bryn are back home for the Techstars competition hosted by the still strangely inspiring Mr. Cheeky. With yet another do or die situation […]

Leap Year: Season 2, Episode 4 – Just Trying To Survive

Leap Year Season 2: Episode 4 by Mashable Dumpster diving? Exploding flour robots? Eccentric and confusing investors? These aren’t things all startups have to deal with, right? It’s starting to feel like the C3D crew is really scraping the bottom of the barrel, or dumpster in the case of Derek. All that dirty work and […]

Leap Year: Season 2, Episode 3 – Of All The Gin Joints

Leap Year Season 2: Episode 3 by Mashable Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse for C3D, they really did. Even without any equipment or prototypes, a trashed office, an accelerated launch schedule (thanks Jack!) and no insurance money to rebuild (thanks Glenn Cheeky!), it still felt like the team could pull it […]

Leap Year: Season 2, Episode 2 – One Of Those Nights

From the looks of things, C3D has started to attract a lot of attention in Silicon Valley. Some of this is positive buzz from the press like the semi-successful appearance Jack made last week on What’s Trending. But the specific attention to the C3D office — that is smashing it up and stealing their latest […]

Leap Year: Season 2, Episode 1 – A Train Wreck

A Train Wreck – Leap Year | S2E1 by LeapYearTV The whole crew is back for Season 2 of Leap Year, and things haven’t slowed down a bit. The mad scramble at the end of Season 1 to get the C3D holographic messaging prototype finished has now been replaced by a push to get their […]

Leap Year: Season 1, Episode 10 – Life In 3D

Lisa goes into labor as Aaron, Bryn and Derek meet with programming genius, Sergei Lenov (Mark Gantt) at his cabin in the woods. With hours left, the gang tries desperately to get the final pieces together to present their new plan to their mysterious investor. Hiscox Commentary on Small Business Insurance The Leap Year crew […]

Leap Year: Season 1, Episode 9 – Kind of a Genius

With everyone on board with Jack and Bryn’s plans, the group just needs two small pieces of the puzzle: money, and a possibly insane Russian genius who lives somewhere in the woods. What could be easier? Special guest star Guy Kawasaki! Hiscox Commentary on Small Business Insurance Fundraising is a crucial matter for many startups […]

Leap Year: Season 1, Episode 8 – Five Roads

Jack has a plan to win the competition and save his friends’ startups. The problem? No one trusts him, no one likes him. Special guest star Julie Warner. Hiscox Commentary On Small Business Insurance Forgiveness, teamwork, unity. Great qualities for anyone in life and in business. But, are these the same characters we’ve been following […]

Leap Year: Season 1, Episode 7 – Corporate Cupid

Derek gets slapped with a lawsuit and seeks help from his attorney Josie Lanning (special guest star Julie Warner). Jack loses his only client and most of his friends. Hiscox Commentary on Small Business Insurance In this episode we find out that Derek stole the server and Scarlett threatened to sue Jack after she found […]

Leap Year: Season 1, Episode 6 – That Kind of Day

The office server goes missing and Brynn faces a crisis of conscience and identity. Aaron, furious over Olivia’s and Jack’s betrayal, unleashes the full fury of a financial analyst. Hiscox Commentary on Small Business Insurance In this episode Brynn’s feeling guilty about losing the server without a backup and also about keeping secrets from the […]

Leap Year: Season 1, Episode 5 – Nothing Personal

Derek says something he’ll regret later. Olivia tries to decide whether betraying her friend is worth a potential boost to her business. Aaron struggles with work/life balance issues. Special appearances by Gary Vaynerchuk and Mashable Editor-in-Chief Adam Ostrow. Hiscox Commentary On Small Business Insurance Olivia is experiencing some of the struggles that many new entrepreneurs […]

Leap Year: Season 1, Episode 4 – Used People Salesman

Jack’s business relationship with his only client turns personal while Olivia struggles to find any clients at all. Hiscox Commentary on Small Business Insurance Getting past the question of Jack’s possibly faulty moral compass, what are his obligations to Scarlett and Olivia as clients? He’s certainly misrepresented Scarlett’s opinions of Olivia in his call to […]

Leap Year: Season 1, Episode 3 – A Simple Contest

In this episode of Leap Year, newly laid-off Jack, Aaron, Derek, Olivia and Bryn are recruited to participate in a mysterious business contest with a $500,000 prize. Hiscox Commentary on Small Business Insurance Things are starting to get really interesting. A secret contest for a $500,000 prize? A mysterious letter and a roll of money […]

Leap Year: Season 1, Episode 2 – Released

As Jack, Bryn, Olivia, Derek and Aaron face uncertainty about their future, Gemini Corp CEO, Andy Corvell (Craig Bierko) calls an all-hands meeting. With lay-offs looming, tensions rise and the group wonders, if they do get fired — what’s next? Hiscox Commentary on Small Business Insurance Believing in yourself and the potential of your business […]

Leap Year: Season 1, Episode 1 – All Hands

Season Two of Hiscox’s award-winning small business series Leap Year begins on June 18, 2012. Take the time now to start catching up on Season One. In this episode, rumored layoffs overshadow Aaron’s surprise 30th birthday party as Jack tries to convince his friends and fellow coworkers Olivia and, Aaron’s brother, Derek that being laid-off […]

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