Navigant (NYSE: NCI) announced today the appointment of Saeed Fotovat as the Firm’s Chief Information Officer. He will be based in the Firm’s Chicago office.
Fotovat joins from Tower Group, a property and casualty insurance solutions company, where he most recently served as Chief Technology Officer. At Navigant, he will use his technology infrastructure expertise to strengthen the Firm’s platforms and systems and enhance Information Technology (IT) service offerings.
“Saeed will provide immediate impact in our quest to deliver added value to our clients leveraging data and technology solutions in addition to providing strategic leadership of our IT function,” stated Lee Spirer, Executive Vice President & Global Business Leader. “He brings tremendous knowledge and leadership and a keen focus on furthering the quality and effectiveness of customer facing and processing applications.
“Saeed will focus on advancing our infrastructure and collaborating with our businesses,” continued Spirer. “By ensuring we have the right organization and technology capabilities in place, he will lay the foundation to deliver on emerging business needs for both our Firm and our clients.”
Fotovat brings 23 years of experience as a CTO and in strategic technology consulting. His work has resulted in the design, development and support of business solutions that drive successful and sustainable growth plans. Saeed previously worked at Navigant as a Managing Director and therefore, brings solid understanding of client needs and vast institutional knowledge. He has experience controlling IT spending through the development and implementation of effective sourcing strategies and managing and providing strategic direction for large and complex IT project portfolios.
“I am excited to return to Navigant and join its talented team of IT professionals,” said Fotovat. “The Firm’s aspirational growth plans rely in part on the ability to leverage data, systems and processes that create new and unique solutions for clients. I look forward to collaborating with Navigant’s consulting professionals and the IT team to design those tools, while ensuring our infrastructure is poised to support Navigant’s growth.”