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Mar 27, 2021 | Bryan Buck, Diversity, Featured Successful Placements, Jake Espenlaub, Nina McMaster, Successful Placements

The Zebra appoints former Atlassian exec, Jennifer Erwin, to Vice President of Operations

The Zebra, the nation’s leading insurance comparison site, has appointed Jennifer Erwin to Vice President of Operations. Headquartered in Austin, TX, the organization announced in October 2020 profitability and 100% year over year growth alongside its expansion beyond auto insurance into homeowners insurance comparison. The company’s flagship auto insurance product has been steadily growing since the company’s inception and currently provides a robust offering of insurance providers both top P&C incumbents and new entrants, to consumers nationwide.

Erwin joins The Zebra as a trusted operations leader, able to develop and implement key strategies in partnership with executives and department heads, providing both behind-the-scenes influence and communications savvy. Prior to joining The Zebra, Erwin was the Head of Strategy and Delivery at Atlassian where she managed a team of 15 program managers, user researchers, data analysts, and content developers responsible for the execution of 20+ annual programs. She was also the Chief of Staff at Atlassian, managing teams from annual planning, setting cross-functional objectives and key results (OKRs), through execution of key initiatives while guiding through changes needed to adapt to business and environmental impacts. Prior to Atlassian, Erwin was Senior Director of Product Management at WP Engine and Director of Product Management at Portico by Exclusive Resorts. She has also held product management roles at Dell and Travelocity.

Erwin holds her BSBA in Economics and International Business from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her MBA in Marketing from Texas Christian University- M.J. Neeley School of Business.

ON Partners consultants Nina McMaster, Bryan Buck, and Jake Espenlaub are proud to have partnered with Jennifer Erwin and The Zebra on this successful appointment. See more operations executive roles placed by ON Partners here.

About The Zebra


The Zebra is the nation’s leading, independent insurance comparison site. With its dynamic, real-time quote comparison tool, consumers can identify insurance companies with the coverage, service level, and pricing to suit their unique needs. The Zebra compares multiple insurance companies and provides agent support and educational resources to ensure consumers are equipped to make the most informed decisions about their home and auto insurance. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, The Zebra has sought to bring transparency and simplicity to insurance shopping since 2012 — it’s “insurance in black and white.”

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