Bristol West Holdings Inc. announced that Craig E. Eisenacher has been appointed Senior Vice President – Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective June 1, 2004. Eisenacher has been the Company’s Senior Vice President – Corporate Finance since December 2003 and he will retain those responsibilities. He will replace Randy D. Sutton, who resigned as Chief Financial Officer.
James R. Fisher, Chairman and CEO, said, “Craig Eisenacher brings a wealth of experience to the position of Chief Financial Officer, and he is well- suited to lead Bristol West in its next phase of growth as a public company.”
Previously, Eisenacher was the Chief Financial Officer of Prudential Re-Insurance Company from 1989-1993. He also has held senior management positions in the finance area with several other insurance and reinsurance companies, including General Reinsurance Corp., CIGNA Property and Casualty Group, and American Re- Insurance Company. Most recently he was a managing director of Century Capital management, Inc., a private investment firm specializing in financial and insurance services.
Fisher continued, “Randy Sutton has been an integral part of Bristol West since he joined the Company in 1995. He played a significant role in both the 1998 management buyout, working with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., and in the Company’s recent initial public offering. We are pleased that Randy has agreed to consult with the Company over the next year to help with a smooth transition.”