Meet the omni:us Executive


The Executive Advisory Board is the advisory body of omni:us. The Board is committed to developing omni:us’ interests by providing expert insight on subjects relating to the company business and insurance market penetration. It provides the omni:us leadership with a reliable source of industry advice, executive support, and product feedback.

Guido Merz

Guido Merz

Skilled in business planning and development, strategy, change management, and organizational design, Guido Merz is the co-founder of Wroomer, a large car financing platform. He is also a partner at Acclivitas, a boutique executive search firm, where he focuses on top level head-hunting for the insurance and banking industries. Before that, he was a partner at Oliver Wyman Financial Services and held various senior positions at Roland Berger and AT Kearney.

As a trusted advisor to leading insurance companies across the German-speaking region (DACH), he has a deep market understanding and profound insights to help boost brand profiles across the insurance sector.

Antonio DeRossi omnius executive advisory board

Antonio DeRossi

Mr. Derossi, with 20+ years of experience in various roles across insurance, consulting, and venture capital, functions as a key advisor on go-to-market and product optimization strategies for the North American and European insurance markets.

Derossi has worked as the insurance-focused managing partner at Propeller, a venture and advisory firm based in San Francisco and has previously served as COO of Allianz owned subsidary Fireman’s Fund and as COO of Allianz CEEMA (Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa), where he was responsible for IT, operations, claims, and strategic direction. Before that, he worked at McKinsey and Accenture.

Dr. Michael Pickel

Dr. Michael Pickel is a member of the Executive Board of Hannover Re SE. Since 2019 he is Chairman of the Executive Board of the subsidiary responsible for the German market, E+S Rückversicherung AG, Hannover, of which he has been a member of the Executive Board since 2000. Previously, from 1996 to 2000, he was Head of the Treaty Reinsurance Department for the rest of Europe and South America as well as Head of the Legal and Claims Department at Gerling Globale Rück, Cologne. From 1991 to 1996, Dr. Pickel was Assistant to the Managing Director of Property and Life Reinsurance at Gerling Globale Rück in Milan. Dr. Michael Pickel studied law at the University of Cologne.

Why Omni:us?

Our mission is to enhance insurance industry processes and workflows by simplifying the claims handling life cycles. omni:us understands the value of automation by identifying key processes to shorten cycle times, enhance customer expectations, increase employee satisfaction, and improve data integrity to create better outcomes in the overall claims handling process.