Genworth Financial has announced that Claude Adams has joined the company as senior vice president of sales for its US mortgage insurance business, with responsibility for all direct sales and sales support functions.

Mr Adams most recently was global sales leader for the optimization and control business within GE Energy. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University in accounting, Mr Adams holds an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

Kevin Schneider, president of US mortgage insurance for Genworth Financial, said: Chuck has a strong record of driving important business priorities as he increases revenues.

Together with our strong team of sales leaders, he’ll be working to maintain strong customer relationships and drive smart growth now and in the future.