Chicago, IL, January 9, 2020Third Horizon Strategies (THS) is pleased to announce that Cheryl Matochik, former senior vice president of strategic resources & initiatives at The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB), has joined the firm as a managing director and partner.

At THS, Cheryl will create a new line of business providing corporate strategy, technology, and innovation solutions to insurance distribution and carrier executives in the property & casualty and employee benefits business.

“Cheryl has a 15-year track record of collaborating with insurance market leaders to address complex problems while simultaneously influencing business decisions of individual companies,” said David Smith, THS founder and CEO. “She also brings a unique depth of knowledge in both property & casualty and health insurance which will expand THS’ strategic reach and impact, while adding services that support the firm’s mission.”

Cheryl’s portfolio of services will focus on helping clients accelerate growth through new market, product, and service strategies, business process automation, and analytics-based services that deepen their understanding of enterprise risk.

“Historically, the insurance industry has been fragmented by line of business, distribution channels, and legacy technology challenges,” said Cheryl Matochik. “However, in this new economy a holistic approach to problem-solving inside these areas can generate significant advantages in helping insurance organizations minimize risk and maximize the health of clients’ businesses and employees. My insurance experience aligned with THS’ health care expertise presents endless opportunities.”

About Third Horizon Strategies
Third Horizon Strategies provides the strategic planning, intelligence sharing, and collaborative problem- solving necessary to shape a future system that actualizes common access to health care, improved efficiency, and a sustainable culture of health. The firm focuses on the “third horizon” – the confluence of key market trends and signals that indicate how the health care ecosystem will operate in the future – to help organizations make serious strategic, investment, and partnership decisions that will fundamentally shift the way key assets are managed and deployed. Learn more at www.thirdhorizonstrategies.com.

About Cheryl Matochik
Cheryl is a business strategist and advisor specializing in helping organizations navigate the intersection of technology, capital, and distribution in the commercial insurance industry. Prior to joining Third Horizon Strategies, Cheryl spent 15 years at The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB) working with the leading insurance brokerages in the U.S. and abroad. Cheryl grew up in Rochester, NY. Having witnessed the fall of the corporate American icon, Kodak, and its impact on her community, Cheryl is passionate about helping companies establish a strong long-term position. She has dedicated her career towards championing an innovation mindset and culture to implement better, smarter, faster ways to serve and create value for insurance organizations and their customers. Cheryl is based out of Washington D.C. and can be reached at cheryl@thirdhorizonstrategies.com.