Varun Kumar joins Erie Insurance as VP of Experience, Billing & Payments

Erie Insurance  (ERIE) has named Varun Kumar as new vice president of Experience, Billing & Payments, effective May 9.

Kumar brings more than 18 years of experience in a variety of fields to the newly created role, including full product lifecycle management of billing and payments and agile methodology. He comes to ERIE from San Francisco, and the global logistics company Flexport, where he led vision, strategy, objectives and key results, and development and execution of a complex marketplace and financial platform.

Prior to Flexport, Kumar was director of platform for CaaStle, Inc., director of product management for Aria Systems, director of product management and strategy for Huawei and senior product manager for Amdocs.

“Varun will bring a wealth of experience and new perspectives to Erie Insurance,” said Sapan Patel, senior vice president, ERIE Experience. “The team looks forward to working with Varun as we continue to ‘pioneer what’s next’ in billing and payments and seek to enhance how we serve our customers.”

Kumar holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Thapar University, a master’s degree in engineering from San Jose State University and an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University.