Skills and experience
As Chief Financial Officer for Zurich North America, Dalynn Hoch has leadership responsibility for the Actuarial, Controller's, Corporate Tax, Treasury, Planning and Expense Management, and Business Analysis and Insights functions. She has been in her current position with Zurich since October 2012.Before being named CFO, Hoch was head of Zurich Insurance Group’s Global Finance Transformation in Zurich, Switzerland, where she brought leadership to the finance vision and transformation journey, including project assessment, gap analysis, change management approach, stakeholder engagement, transformation team development and plan delivery. She joined Zurich in 2009 as head of the Zurich North America’s Commercial Finance Planning and Performance Management team, where she led the Finance Center of Excellence for the Planning and Performance Management competency. Prior to joining Zurich, Hoch was at KPMG LLP in Minneapolis, where she was a partner. Her primary accomplishments there included managing large, multi-location clients; Sarbanes Oxley 404 due diligence; acquisitions and dispositions; debt offerings and other SEC filings. She was the Partner-in-Charge of Recruiting and Co-chair of the KPMG Mentoring Program in Minneapolis.
Hoch has served as National Board Member for First Children's Finance and on the Board of Trustees for Northwestern College. She has regularly volunteered with organizations, including Junior Achievement, March of Dimes and Feed My Starving Children. She is a sought-after public speaker, with recent keynote speeches at the Economist CFO Conference in London and CFO Magazine's Women in Finance Conference in New York City.
Hoch has a degree in international business and accounting from the University of Northwestern - St. Paul, where she was a founding member of their International Business Program.