David Pieffer, Author at Insurance Thought Leadership




David Pieffer

David Pieffer

David Pieffer is head of the property & casualty practice at J.D. Power. He is responsible for leading the development and expansion of syndicated studies and proprietary P&C insurance industry services in North America.

Prior to joining J.D. Power in 2017, Pieffer served as president and CEO for Samsung Fire & Marine Management, where he was responsible for the development and leadership of a $150 million startup insurance company. He built the organization from the ground up, overseeing everything from securing state filings to write policies throughout the U.S. to developing an IT infrastructure to support underwriting, claims, reporting, reinsurance and accounting functions.

He also served as senior vice president and chief underwriting officer at Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance, where he helped expand the company’s domestic U.S. operations, and has held senior positions with American International Underwriters and Maryland Casualty/Zurich North America. Zurich North America and Maryland Casualty.

Pieffer holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Miami University of Ohio.

Recent Articles by David Pieffer

Self-Driving Vehicles: A Wake-up Call

How close are self-driving vehicles to truly becoming a reality? The answer depends on who is being asked. Automotive manufacturers may sheepishly respond with “longer than we proclaimed,” as the initial 2020-2022 predictions give way to timing that is now being held closer to the chest, according to the 2019 J.D. Power Mobility Confidence Index […]

Even in Big Data Era, Relationships Count

If the buzz of the P&C insurance conference circuit is to be believed, whizbang new technology and “big data” analytics provide the answers to every problem the industry has ever experienced. More precise risk projections, streamlined customer service functions, 24/7 automated support, claims investigation – they’re all getting better with new technology, and the industry […]

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