Specialty insurer Assurant Solutions, part of North America's Assurant, has named Shawn Marcotte as chief operating officer (CEO) and vice president of its international operations.

Marcotte will report to Mike Anderson, president of Assurant Solutions International and manage operations including process improvement and strategic relationships as well as provide strategic direction for information technology initiatives for Assurant Solutions in 13 countries across the globe.

He has experience in the field of supply chain, logistics, planning and quality control of wireless and telecommunications industries, in addition to strategic planning and tactical execution.

Most recently, he worked as operations director of Brightstar in Latin America, which serves mobile device manufacturers, wireless operators and retailers.

Anderson said, "Shawn’s expertise will help us increase efficiency and improve our operational performance as we strategically grow our international operations."

Assurant Solutions develop, underwrite, market and administer specialty insurance products, service contracts and other risk management plans through financial institutions, retailers, wireless carriers, manufacturers and other firms.

Assurant has approximately $27bn in assets and $8bn in annual revenue.