FGI Expands its Risk Division
New York, NY – March 3rd, 2020 – FGI (www.fgiww.com) announced two new hires in the first quarter of 2020, expanding its Risk Division.
Based out of the Chicago office, Kerrie Vujnovich has joined the firm as Risk Account Executive. In this position, she will leverage her insurance expertise to develop and maintain relationships with credit insurance carriers, corporations, banks, and financial institutions. Additionally, Vujnovich will provide clients with comprehensive credit market solutions and assist the FGI technology team in enhancing the T.R.U.S.T.™ platform.
Vujnovich comes to FGI with five years of experience in credit insurance, ranging from commercial underwriting, client relationship management, and advisory. Vujnovich’s most recent role was Commercial Underwriter at Euler Hermes N.A. Vujnovich has extensive experience in sales and client management, which she will bring to her new role at FGI.
Austin Leo has joined FGI as a Business Development Director, with a focus on trade credit insurance. Leo is based in San Francisco and will continue to strengthen FGI’s presence on the West Coast. In this position, Leo will be responsible for business activity throughout the West Coast. Leo will maintain and foster relationships with fellow lenders, banks, and financial institutions, as well as insurance brokerage firms, and other intermediaries, while promoting both the FGI Finance and Risk groups.
Leo brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in trade credit, political risk insurance, and trade finance solutions, which he has garnered over his 10-year career. In his prior roles as Vice President at USI Insurance and as a Broker at Marsh, Leo provided trade credit solutions for middle market companies investing, lending, and trading in emerging markets. Leo also has experience supporting lenders with trade credit solutions in order to increase their financing capabilities.
“Vujnovich and Leo bring trade credit experience that will surely add to the strength of our growing Risk team. We are excited to have them aboard FGI at this pivotal time,” says David DiPiero, CEO and President.
FGI (www.FGIWW.com) is a global leader in the commercial finance and services industry, equipping small and medium enterprises with the tools they need to safely grow their business. FGI’s two principal business units, FGI Finance and FGI Risk, provide clients with flexible and customized lending, as well as risk mitigation solutions designed to support international and domestic growth. Headquartered in New York City, FGI maintains a presence on six continents with clients in over sixty countries around the world.