Skills and experience
Vince Santivasi is the Head of Direct Markets for Zurich North America’s Alternative Markets business unit. Santivasi is responsible for the overall direction and strategic planning for Zurich’s insurance offerings to the automotive industry.
Prior to his current role, Santivasi served as Head of Direct Markets and Programs Sales. He was named to this position in March 2017. Previously, he served as Head of Business Development for Finance & Insurance (F&I) where he successfully managed the growth and performance of the mega auto dealership segment since 2014.
Santivasi joined Zurich in 2003 as a Finance and Insurance Executive. He later held roles as the Regional Finance & Insurance Manager in Pennsylvania and then as Direct Markets General Manager for the Southeast and Mid Atlantic Divisions.
Prior to Zurich, Santivasi held numerous positions in the retail automotive business. He is an automotive industry specialist and has been interviewed by Automotive News and Car Business Today.com. He also has served as course instructor and workshop leader for the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA).
Santivasi has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Philadelphia University. He also completed an executive education course at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.