Chief Operating Officer, Specialty Business Solutions
As chief operating officer, Helen Banton is responsible for day-to-day business operations, including global client support and hosting, as well as driving employee engagement and satisfaction for Specialty Business Solutions at Verisk.
Helen leads operational excellence initiatives for Specialty Business Solutions by driving cost and productivity benefits through automation, process improvement, efficient controls, and removal of waste and inefficiency. Her mission is to achieve high employee and client satisfaction along with strong business performance.
She’s significantly matured the department’s security standing, having achieved ISO27001 accreditation in 2018, and continues to lead vulnerability management and deployment of Verisk Security tools, controls, and policies across the business.
Helen joined Verisk in 2016 and has been instrumental in scaling and industrializing operations, production support, and AWS hosting services. She operationally prepared the Sequel business for sale to Verisk in 2017, where it became Specialty Business Solutions, and successfully integrated Moore Stephens Rulebook into it in 2018.
She has more than 30 years of operational and delivery management experience working in senior leadership positions for global software vendors across multiple industry sectors, including insurance, retail banking, and capital markets.
Helen has a wealth of experience in change management and was named Change Leader of the Year in 2008, from a field of 250 executives and senior managers, at Tieto Corporation.
She’s attended executive education programs through the Stockholm School of Economics.
Helen supports cancer research charities through fundraising walks and other events and enjoys house renovation projects.