Jim Flautt, CEO APAC
As Chief Executive Officer Asia Pacific, Jim is responsible for all facets of Asurion's APAC operations. Since joining Asurion in 2002, Jim has held a number of roles including leading Asurion's supply chain management operations, program management team as well as product management and product marketing teams for Asurion's handset insurance, warranty management and roadside assistance businesses. Before joining Asurion, Jim worked at DigitalThink, Mckinsey and Co. and served in the US Navy as a Nuclear Submarine Officer. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Physics from the United States Naval Academy, Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Philosophy from Cambridge University and an MBA from Stanford University.
Grant Perrin, CEO SouthEast Asia, Australia and Taiwan
Grant joined Asurion in 2013 and is responsible for Asurion’s Asia Pacific Supply Chain and Customer Solutions teams, as well as leading the SouthEast Asia, Australia and Taiwan businesses as CEO. Grant has over 25 years’ experience in the global mobile telecommunications industry and has worked at OEMs, carriers and service providers including Nokia and Teleplan. During his 16 years at Nokia, he led the Global Customer Service and Repair Operations as well as numerous other regional and global operational roles across the world. Having lived and worked in APAC for over 15 years, he has a deep understanding of the markets in which we operate.
Trip Meredith, COO APAC
Trip joined Asurion in 2003 and is responsible for Asurion’s Asia Pacific Strategic Operations, and Risk Management teams as well as the Global Business Transformation initiative. He has held multiple positions at Asurion including roles in Supply Chain, Finance, and Risk Management. Prior to joining Asurion, Trip worked at The Boston Consulting Group and GE Capital. Trip graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Psychology and earned an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Craig Horneman, CFO APAC
Craig was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Asurion APAC in February 2017. Previously CFO of Asurion Australia for four years, he was instrumental in evolving the Australian business by supporting the business strategically, commercially and operationally. Prior to joining Asurion, Craig had over 20 years experience in the financial services(Insurance) and IT industries for large multinational organizations such as HP, in finance, operational and commercial related roles. Before joining Asurion, Craig was Head of Finance and CFO for the Retails Life Business at TAL (formerly TOWER Australia). Prior to that Craig was the Financial Planning and Analysis Manager at Genworth Financial Australia.
Alexander Cuthbert, CIO APAC
As Chief Information Officer, Alex leads all IT work which requires managing systems and data centres that run Asurion’s core products and internal systems across all APAC countries. Alex has over 20 years IT systems delivery experience and prior to joining Asurion, he has held senior roles specialising in IT Integration for Standard Chartered Banks Global Financial Markets and Accenture’s Financial Services Consulting practice. Alex holds a Bachelors (Honours) Degree in Information Systems from the University of Leeds, UK.
Chris Hignett, VP Commercial Development APAC
Chris has been with Asurion since 2013, previously overseeing the launch of new programs, operations and business intelligence throughout APAC and more recently leading the Product and Business Development teams. Chris also leads the Hong Kong team. Prior to joining Asurion, Chris held senior roles in customer operations, sales and marketing within the general insurance, telecommunications and subscription entertainment industries. Now leading the commercial development function, Chris and his team support the local business partners with business development, product development, commercial finance and retail execution.
Ciaron Murphy, VP Human Resources Asia
Ciaron has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications, insurance and professional services sectors. During his career, he has worked in Finland, Japan, Germany, India, Singapore and Hong Kong in a variety of domestic, regional and global HR roles. Ciaron brings a broad spectrum of experience to Asurion and as Vice President, Human Resources – Asia, is accountable for designing, building and delivering all Human Capital solutions across Asia.
John Unger, General Counsel APAC and COO Korea
John joined Asurion in 2014. Prior to relocating to APAC, John spent one year in the Nashville office as counsel for Asurion’s retail business. In these roles, John has engaged with all aspects of Asurion’s business and I believe this depth of knowledge will serve him well in the Chief Operating Officer role in Korea. Through his long career, John has held a number of senior executive positions, including EVP / General Counsel for multi-billion dollar U.S. regional bank holding company. He has also held management positions in the automotive and entertainment industries, as well as co-founding and operating his own law firm in Nashville.