17 Sep 19

Tarantino appointed CEO at IMS (Americas)

Trak Global Group (TGG), a telematics company with operations in the UK, mainland Europe and North America, has appointed Nino Tarantino CEO of IMS (Americas). 

TGG acquired IMS, the third-largest insurance telematics business in North America, in December 2018. This September, TGG attracted investment of more than $50 (€45.4) million. The appointment of Mr Tarantino is a key next step in the Group’s rapid-growth strategy in North America.

As TGG’s insurance arm, IMS provides end-to-end solutions allowing insurers and their customers to benefit from usage-based insurance (UBI) and extract value from telematics data right across the value chain.

Mr Tarantino brings more than 20 years’ experience in global telecoms to his new role – most recently in insurance telematics, as CEO of Octo Telematics North America (2011-18).

He grew the business from start-up to market leader, exceeding three million UBI telematics policies in 2017. He was named Influencer of the Year at the 2018 Telematics Detroit Awards. Prior to Octo, he held executive roles at Telecom Italia, Iridium, Anoto/Ericsson and others.


Authored by: Frank Jacobs