Lockton Hires Hugh Khan, Strengthening its Technology Expertise

Respected veteran brings a history of innovation to the insurance broker's technology development

Jan 13, 2016, 12:39 ET from Lockton

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockton Companies announces Hugh Khan has been named Senior Vice President leading software development. A key addition to Lockton's growing technology business, he will support the company's intrapreneurial digital startup, Mylo, and its Affinity operation which serves associations, groups, and franchisors. Lockton is the world's largest privately held, independent insurance broker.

"Hugh's nearly 30 years in the industry will bring a unique perspective that will help our teams continue to provide clients the best solutions possible for their businesses," said Scott Martin, Chief Technology Officer. "We have a great team and adding Hugh to our ranks will take us to even greater heights. He's well known for his innovative product engineering leadership and deep connections within the Kansas City tech community, both of which are very important to our success."

"We are building something really special here, and adding someone of Hugh's stature to our efforts is a huge win for our clients!" added David Embry, Lockton President of Mylo. 

Lockton Affinity and Mylo enable employers and individuals to easily purchase their insurance online and over the phone with high-tech support. Khan will use his deep experience to provide leadership to the company's software engineering efforts focusing on software delivery innovation while also being a key contributor to the development of new technology strategies. Khan will be a critical player in leading high-level technology talent as Mylo expands.

"Lockton has the ability, experience, resolve, and above all, the right culture to continue to be a leader in the rapidly evolving insurance space," said Khan. "This opportunity of building a global, state-of-the-art, cloud-based, business-to-consumer platform shows that Kansas City is a great home for technology and Lockton is a strong player in its tech community. I am very excited to be part of this story."

Khan, one of the founding members of Perceptive Software, was most recently Vice President of Engineering for Lexmark Enterprise Software (formerly Perceptive Software) and played an integral role as co-developer of the company's flagship enterprise content management software platform. In addition, he shared the original patent for the unique, non-programmatic integration technology known as LearnMode.

Before Lexmark, Khan was Chief Technology Officer and partner at Summit Technology Group, a web consulting firm. Previous experience also includes leadership roles with technology firms in a variety of specialties including B2B online communities, voice recognition, and the food and beverage industry.

Khan holds bachelor's degrees in computer science and mechanical engineering from the University of Kansas.

Lockton's Affinity office is located at Lighton Plaza 1, 7300 College Blvd., Suite 500, Overland Park, KS 66210. The office number is 913.652.7500.

About Lockton
More than 5,600 professionals at Lockton provide 48,000 clients around the world with risk management, insurance, employee benefits consulting, and retirement services that improve their businesses. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has attracted entrepreneurial professionals who have driven its growth to become the largest privately held, independent insurance broker in the world and 10th largest overall. For six consecutive years, Business Insurance magazine has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance." To see the latest insights from Lockton's experts, check Lockton Market Update.

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