The insurance company announced the appointment of Christine “Chris” DeBiase as executive vice president, chief legal officer, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective Jan. 3.
DeBiase brings more than 25 years of insurance industry and legal experience to her new role. She joins Allstate from Brighthouse Financial, where she was executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel.
DeBiase joined Brighthouse in 2017 after 20 years with MetLife, including time serving as senior vice president, general counsel of Americas Legal. She as also served as VP and corporate secretary.
“Chris is a great addition to our leadership team as we transform Allstate into a digital protection solutions company and advance our sustainability strategy,” said Tom Wilson, chair, president and CEO of Allstate. “She has deep insurance and regulatory experience combined with a forward-thinking and collaborative leadership approach.
The credit-first fintech announced the appointment of Ryan Lawrence as the company’s general counsel.
Lawrence brings to the position more than 16 years of leadership experience across multiple public companies and at the Mayer Brown law firm.
Most recently, he served as general counsel at Shift Technologies. He also worked in-house at Cushman & Wakefield, Royal Caribbean and Textura.
“We are thrilled to have Ryan join our management team at this very exciting time in the company’s growth trajectory,” said Matt Bochenek, CEO of Avant.
The real-time 3D (RT3D) content company announced the appointment of Anirma Gupta as senior vice president and general counsel.
Gupta most recently served as chief legal officer at Carbon, the digital manufacturing company, for two years.
Prior to Carbon, Gupta was general counsel, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary at Tanium. She also served as deputy general counsel at Intuit during her 10-plus years at the company.
“Anirma’s extensive experience and proven track record in global compliance with transformative companies make her a perfect fit for Unity,” said John Riccitiello, CEO of Unity. “We look forward to her guidance as we continue to grow and expand in games and beyond.”
The SaaS engagement platform announced it has promoted Lisa Gilley to chief legal officer.
Gilley most recently served as Higher Logic’s first general counsel for three-plus years.
Prior to joining Higher Logic, Gilley served as general counsel for Phase2, an open-source software services company/digital agency.
“From streamlining a customer-friendly contracting process to being a key player in our SOC and ISO certifications to sharing her expertise in data privacy, Lisa has been a true asset to Higher Logic since day one, and I look forward to seeing how she continues to make an impact as Higher Logic’s chief legal officer,” said Kevin Boyce, CEO at Higher Logic.
The health technology company announced Lloyd Fiorini has joined the company as general counsel and chief compliance officer.
Fiorini joined Capital Rx from UnitedHealth Group's OptumRx, where he served as deputy general counsel.
His background in healthcare legal affairs also includes posts as vice president of healthcare (legal) at Walgreens and vice president and legal counsel at CVS Caremark.
"Lloyd brings a rare combination of legal, business, and leadership experience to the table as we extend our reach in modernizing prescription drug benefits," said AJ Loiacono, CEO and co-founder of Capital Rx. "We're thrilled to have such a well-known industry veteran at Capital Rx to help guide our next phases of growth."