Indiana’s Protective Insurance Names Barnett as CFO, Omidfar as CIO

September 17, 2019

Carmel, Indiana-based Protective Insurance Corp., a specialty property/casualty holding company in the transportation and workers’ compensation insurance industries, has appointed John Barnett as its new chief financial officer, effective Sept. 30, 2019, and Bahr Omidfar as chief information officer, effective Sept. 16, 2019.

Barnett most recently served as chief financial officer and executive vice president of First Acceptance Corp., a non-standard auto insurance underwriter, having previously served as senior vice president, Finance. Barnett also has served as vice president, Finance of Broadcast Music Inc., as well as in various other management and manufacturing roles during his career, including as senior manager, planning and analysis of Anheuser-Busch Cos.

Omidfar most recently served as chief technology officer at CNA Insurance. Bahr also served in various senior vice president roles with Fidelity Investments, focusing on technology and security. Previously he held roles at Rockwell Automation, Raytheon, Motorola, Deloitte, and Northrup Grumman Corp. He holds multiple certifications, including Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

Source: Protective Insurance

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