Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America has named Patrick Christiansen as vice president of IT business engagement. Christiansen will lead teams responsible for relationship management, enterprise architecture and strategies and technology portfolio management, in addition to IT marketing and communications. With more than 20 years of technology leadership experience, Christiansen previously served as co-founder and managing principal with Arctec Group and as chief technology officer for HealthNexis prior to that.

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., is a provider of fixed index annuities and life insurance products.

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