NU Online News Service, Oct. 18, 2004, 3:09 p.m. EDT

Allfinanz Inc., Dublin, Ireland, has hired Michael Scunziano to be vice president of sales for North America.[@@]

Scunziano, who once served as vice president of electronic commerce at Conseco Inc., Carmel, Ind., will help Allfinanz sell its expertBridge system, a Web-based life insurance underwriting and new business processing system, to companies in North America.

While Scunziano was at Conseco, he helped the company set up one of the insurance industry’s first agent Web portals, Allfinanz says.