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Novarica Adds Former Liberty, Progressive Executive

Staff Writer | December 07, 2015

Novarica, a research and advisory firm focused on insurance technology strategy, announces that Chuck Ruzicka has joined the firm as a vice president of research and consulting. Prior to joining Novarica, Ruzicka was CIO and senior vice president of the agency markets division of Liberty Mutual. He also held the position of vice president at Progressive Insurance.
“Chuck Ruzicka has deep IT strategy experience in insurance as both an executive and an advisor, and we look forward to bringing his expertise to our rapidly growing insurer client base,” says Matthew Josefowicz, president and CEO of Novarica. 

Ruzicka’s expertise includes IT organizational transformation, application portfolio management, vendor management, process improvement, methodology including agile, quality assurance, business continuity, application performance and scalability. He has acted as CIO at several regional insurance companies. 

In addition to his experience at the executive and C-level, Ruzicka has served as a board member for mutual P&C, specialty lines, and software development companies. He holds an MBA in Finance from the Ohio State University. He can be reached directly at

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