Sedgwick Claims Management Services (Sedgwick CMS), an independent provider of claims and productivity management solutions in North America, has hired Jason Hood as executive vice president and chief legal officer.

As CLO, Mr Hood will be the company’s senior attorney responsible for strategic and management aspects of all legal and compliance matters of the company. He will also be a member of the Sedgwick CMS’ executive committee.

Previously, Mr Hood was vice president, general counsel and secretary for Wright Medical Group. He began his legal career in private practice with Glankler Brown in Memphis, and was an attorney with an international employee benefits consulting firm before joining Wright Medical.

David North, president and CEO of Sedgwick CMS, said: Jason Hood brings great experience in providing leadership and legal counsel to growing companies in complex environments. His background in litigation, compliance, corporate governance, contract negotiation, human resources and financial transactions adds depth and scope to our highly qualified Sedgwick CMS legal team. We look forward to his contributions to the continued success of Sedgwick CMS.