Sedgwick names Gregg Hammann chief strategy officer

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 5, 2014 /CNW/ -- Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., the leader in technology-enabled claims and productivity management solutions, announced today that Gregg Hammann has joined the company as executive vice president and chief strategy officer.

Seasoned business leader Gregg Hammann joins Sedgwick as chief strategy officer

Hammann brings to Sedgwick nearly 30 years of experience in management and executive leadership. As president and CEO of publicly-traded Nautilus Inc. from 2003 to 2007, he led the company's dramatic turnaround from near bankruptcy to the most profitable company in fitness.

Most recently, Hammann owned and operated the consultancy Action Advisors, Inc, which helped companies like Walt Disney and Microsoft develop their strategic planning capabilities. He has also held management positions with Levi Strauss & Company, The Coca-Cola Company, Famous Footwear, The Rayovac Corporation and Procter & Gamble.

Hammann holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa, an MBA from the University of Wisconsin and certification from UCLA's Anderson School of Business in Sarbanes-Oxley accounting as a financial audit expert. He has served as a lecturer and adjunct professor for the MBA programs at the University of Dubuque and Northwestern University.

"I know of no one better qualified than Gregg Hammann to help Sedgwick successfully leverage our expertise, expand our capabilities and solidify our position as the proven leader in claims and productivity management," said Sedgwick President and CEO Dave North.

"As Sedgwick's chief strategy officer, I look forward to working with the leadership team to develop a global growth plan and integrated planning processes to facilitate the company's continued development in the short and long term," Hammann said.

About Sedgwick
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. is the leading North American provider of technology-enabled claims and productivity management solutions. Sedgwick and its affiliated companies deliver cost-effective claims, productivity, managed care, risk consulting and other services to clients through the expertise of more than 11,000 colleagues in some 200 offices located in the U.S. and Canada. The company specializes in workers' compensation; disability, FMLA, and other employee absence; managed care; general, automobile, and professional liability; warranty and credit card claims services; fraud and investigation; structured settlements; and Medicare compliance solutions. Sedgwick and its affiliates design and implement customized programs based on proven practices and advanced technology that exceed client expectations. For more, see www.sedgwick.com.

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For further information: Catherine Bennett, public relations director, 615-892-9361, catherine.bennett@sedgwick.com, http://www.sedgwick.com