Mike Jennings, an industry veteran with more than 25 years of business continuity management, disaster recovery and enterprise risk management experience has joined Assurance Software, Inc. to lead its Americas Advisory Services team.

“Organizations across many industries are struggling to cope with increasing risks that threaten their employees, earnings and brands. As a result, we’re seeing increased demand for expert consulting and advisory assistance,” said Craig Potts, chief executive officer of Assurance Software. “We are thrilled to have Mike join our team in this key leadership role; focused on growing our advisory practice and expanding our services offerings in response to the rising need in the industry. Our objective is to serve each of our clients as their go-to partner for all of their business continuity and resiliency needs.”

Prior to joining Assurance, Jennings was the business continuity and disaster readiness executive for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, where he managed the enterprise business continuity, incident and crisis management programs. He was also the business continuity leader for their cyber incident response program. He has held senior level practice management and consulting roles with RSM, Brocade Communications, Strohl Systems and Iron Mountain. In these roles, Jennings has worked extensively with clients around the world on their business continuity programs. He holds a Master of Science, Business Continuity, Security and Risk Management from Boston University and is an active member of Continuity Insights Magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board and an adjunct professor at Boston University teaching BCM and ERM at a master’s level.