Lon leads several of Linea’s strategic Insurance Practice accounts while also heading up Linea’s North America Insurance Practice. His responsibilities include Practice strategy, business development, and expanding Linea’s focus and presence in the public agency/union/association Benefit Administration market, Workers’ Compensation market, and the overall Insurance industry.
Lon has been in the insurance, pension, and benefits industry for over 25 years, primarily as a consultant and Practice Leader. He began his career as a corporate accounting systems analyst and programmer at a large insurance company. Lon subsequently spent nearly 20 years as a core system implementation developer, analyst, and program/project manager for a publicly-held systems integrator, where he eventually became the Public Retirement and Unemployment Insurance Practice leader. He has led large pension, benefit administration and enrollment, and workers’ compensation transformation projects, with project teams consisting of over 100 staff and subcontractors located on three continents.
After spending several years in private equity as VP of Project Development focusing on new technology, Lon returned to Business and IT transformation project leadership as a client consultant. Lon has now led Linea’s Insurance Practice consulting business for over 7 years. Along with business development, he is also responsible for insurance industry trends and best practices, Practice assets and tools, vendor relations, industry benchmarks, insurance product/solution knowledge, and a general understanding of transformation projects in his key markets. Lon resides in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and is a former Board Member of the Sioux Falls City Employees’ Retirement System.
Lon appreciates Linea’s ability to be nimble and quickly focus on client needs and new strategies/best practices. He enjoys the opportunity to continue to deliver project outcomes to our clients, while also leading new, strategic ventures for the company.