Joshua Black joins as Chief Marketing Officer Seasoned Marketer in B2B + B2C acquisition strategies

The First Insurtech designing for Gen Z

Cambridge, MA (April 11, 2022)Surround Insurance today announced the hiring of

Joshua Black as the company’s Chief Marketing Officer. With more than 16 years of marketing experience, Josh has created and nurtured multiple product launches, established scalable sales funnels, and most importantly, turned customers into raving fans.

“Surround is on a mission to become the insurance company of choice for Gen Z before they buy a car or home, enabling more of them to be financially protected from life's negative lottery moments," said CEO Jay Grayson. "Josh is the perfect marketer to help us reach our target audiences directly and through their parents or trusted insurance advisors.”

Co-founded in 2018 by Jay Grayson and Kate Terry, COO, Surround matches the risks taken by modern consumers with the insurance products they need. It provides the 10 million-member cohort of young professionals living an asset-lite lifestyle with protections appropriate for their risk level, and is affordable for their stage of life. The buying experience was designed with Generation Z in mind, taking four minutes to buy online, through text, or on the phone.

“I’m thrilled to join the Surround team on this quest to transform the way customers think about and interact with insurance," shared Joshua Black. “We have an opportunity to reach customers during key life stages and events, showing them how innovative insurance products and interactions can give them peace of mind and help them achieve their potential.”

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About Surround Insurance: Surround Insurance is the first insurance company built for Generation Z. Surround builds insurance products that fill the insurance gap between college graduation and a major asset purchase like a car or home. We believe that people should be able to create security and independence on their own terms with insurance that reflects their lifestyle. We work with sales partners who want to offer simple, affordable, and digitally-enabled products to multi-generational clients. Surround Insurance is a MassChallenge Platinum Award Winner and a Harvard President’s Innovation Challenge Finalist.