Deb Zawisza

Deb Zawisza

Senior Principal

Areas of Expertise: Agile Transformation, IT Transformation, Leadership, Property/Casualty Claims

Deb Zawisza is Senior Principal at Aite-Novarica Group. She has expertise in insurance technology leadership and transformation with over 25 years of experience.

Prior to joining the firm, she spent eight years as SVP/CIO for Claims/Loss Control at Travelers Insurance, leading core system modernization, expansion of data and analytic capabilities, Agile transformation and digital initiatives related to property/casualty claims across all lines of business. Deb has also served as CIO/CTO at The Phoenix Companies (now Nassau Re), where she was responsible for all IT functions for life and annuity and investment management. In addition, she has held roles as a Senior Principal Consultant at PwC with a focus on insurance technology strategy and various IT leadership roles at Aetna for commercial P/C, Life and Annuity and pensions.

Deb attended Rensselaer Polytechnic’s MBA program and holds a B.B.A. from Adelphi University.


Wednesday, June 28, 2023 | 2:00 p.m. ET
This session will be an open meeting for all women in insurance as we discuss a market overview of women in the workplace/women in insurance. The Aite-Novarica Group Women’s Network supports both emerging and established leaders by helping them build and strengthen professional...
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 | 11:00 a.m. ET
The Aite-Novarica Group Women’s Network supports both emerging and established leaders by helping them build and strengthen professional networks, learn from insurance industry experts, and connect with experienced mentors for professional and personal development. Contact us for...


April 19, 2023
On March 29th, I hosted the Aite-Novarica Women’s Network meeting on the topic of mentoring in insurance. We were joined by Lori Bernier (AVP of Group Protection Technology Strategy and Planning, Lincoln Financial Group), Lindsay Bottari (Senior QA Test Engineer, Electric Insurance Group), and Melissa Hunting (Project Manager, Global Indemnity) who shared their perspectives on the value of...
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March 2, 2023
Aite-Novarica Group’s Top 10 Trends in Property & Casualty, 2023: Turning Disruption Into Opportunities report identifies “transformation moves beyond core systems” as one of the top trends in 2023. As many core system transformation initiatives are nearing completion, carriers are shifting their transformation efforts to optimize other business capabilities, such as general ledger (GL) and...
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