David Putz

David Putz

Head of Direct Markets and Programs
Zurich North America

Skills and experience

David Putz is the Head of Direct Markets and Programs for Zurich North America’s Alternative Markets business unit, and is based in Overland Park, Kansas. He is responsible for the overall direction and strategic planning for Zurich’s insurance offerings to the automotive industry and for Zurich’s Programs business. He was named to this position in January 2017. Prior to his current role, Putz served as Head of Direct Markets since November 2012 With more than 20 years of experience at Zurich, Putz has served in several key roles, including Vice President of Sales and Distribution, Finance & Insurance (F&I) Specialist, Regional F&I Manager Indiana, Account Executive, Regional Sales Manager Florida, General Manager / Vice President Northern Division, and National Vice President of Sales Eastern Zone. He was named 2011 Leader of the Year for Zurich Programs & Direct Markets. His career is rooted in the automotive industry, starting at his family's Chrysler dealership. After college he worked for Pat Ryan & Associates as a District Manager, calling on and serving auto dealers in the Midwest.

External appointments

Putz serves as the Vice Chair for the Make-A-Wish Missouri Chapter Governing Board of Directors. He is also actively involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City and Habitat for Humanity.

Educational background

Putz holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Ball State University.