Next Insurance appoints chief strategy officer

Next Insurance announced the appointment of Eran Liron as the company’s first Chief Strategy Officer. In this role, Eran will lead the company’s mergers and acquisitions (M&A), strategic business development, and corporate strategy.

“Eran’s expertise will be pivotal in helping NEXT achieve its goal of becoming the number one  small business insurance provider in the US. Our M&A strategy will be an important cornerstone to achieve our continued growth and will bolster our one-stop-shop mission to better serve our small business customers.” – Guy Goldstein, CEO and co-founder of NEXT.

Eran brings extensive experience in acquisition and partnership momentum from working on the front lines of both public and private global companies. Prior to NEXT, Liron served as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development at NICE, a NASDAQ listed enterprise software company with $1.7B in revenue. During his tenure at NICE, Eran led over 40 acquisitions and strategic investments. Before NICE, Liron worked in corporate development at Mercury Interactive Corporation as well as held various executive marketing roles at Tower Semiconductor.

“I am eager to lead the NEXT team on developing a lasting strategy, centered around providing the most tailored and affordable insurance options for small businesses. I’m honored to have a hand in shaping NEXT’s future and look forward to serving a critical sector of the economy as I lead the company’s long term strategy.” – Liron.

Eran received his PhD from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology.