GUIDEPOINT SYSTEMS ADDS IoT AND INSURANCE INDUSTRY INNOVATOR TO STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP TEAM


DETROIT, Mich. (June 13, 2022) – Guidepoint Systems, a global provider of vehicle telematics and Software as a Service (SaaS) for automotive OEMs, new and pre-owned vehicle dealerships, rental agencies and commercial fleet managers, announced today the addition of leading UBI/Telematics expert, Jacques Amselem, as an innovation and insurance industry strategic advisor.


Amselem’s expertise in automotive electronics engineering dates back to the 1990s. His career includes serving with automotive and military equipment organizations in Europe and the U.S. He joined insurance giant, Allianz, in 2002 where he first deployed telematics solutions for leading OEMs such as Volvo, BMW and Mercedes. He later served as co-founder and CEO of Allianz Telematics the dedicated telematics carrier for Allianz until 2016. During that time he helped build and integrate telematics for Usage-Based Insurance (UBI) and Location-Based Services globally. Under Amselem’s leadership, Allianz Telematics had up to 500,000 connected vehicles in more than nine countries. Jacques also served on the Allianz Technology Italy Board of Directors from 2016-2021. He has been very active in the regulatory and standardization fields of connected and automated driving and was part of several working groups and initiatives such as the European eCall, Gear 2030 and C-ITS with key European institutions including the European Commission, Centre Europeen de Normalisation, Ertico ITS Europe and others.


“I’m thrilled to be part of the great team and innovative work now being performed at Guidepoint Systems,” said Amselem. “The company has long been a leader in telematics and has moved aggressively in the last two years under the enthusiastic leadership of Samuel Spencer to provide even more value to its customers. I look forward to working with Sam to build new solutions and quality products that leverage the data Guidepoint delivers so that OEMs and insurance providers can offer the best solutions to their customers.”


Amselem will be a strategic advisor for Guidepoint Systems in the areas of data monetization, data privacy (GDPR) and Usage Based Insurance.


“The first thing you notice with Jacques is his tremendous industry knowledge and passion for excellence,” said Samuel Spencer, President and CEO of Guidepoint Systems. “His addition to our strategic advisory team is yet another example of the great energy and innovation taking place at our company.”


Guidepoint Systems was founded in 1999 as an aftermarket supplier of GPS tracking and stolen vehicle recovery solutions. Today, the firm specializes in collecting vehicle, driver and environmental data that can be optimized by customers in a variety of applications including asset-management services for automotive dealerships, rental agencies, insurance companies, fleet managers, and OEMs looking to transform real time data into information that can generate revenue, optimize productivity and reduce financial and operational risk.


The firm has offices or warehouses in Detroit, MI, Toledo, OH, and Guadalajara, Mexico. Its 24/7/365 customer call center and outsourced fleet management service centers are based in Fort Worth, TX and Guadalajara, Mexico. Manufacturing and software engineering operations are based in the United States, Europe and Asia.


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