About IMS

Connecting cars and driving change

A GLOBAL COMPANY WITH A UNIQUE OFFERING

IMS is an established global leader in vehicle connectivity and actionable data insights, serving some of the world’s leading insurers, mobility operators, vehicle OEMs and governments across multiple countries.

Our proven, award-winning technology platform, IMS DriveSync, offers unparalleled access to vehicle and driving data, bridging the past, present and future thanks to its unique capabilities to connect all vehicles – from older pick-up trucks to the concept cars of tomorrow.

With our focus on making driving safer, smarter and greener, IMS DriveSync now lies at the center of a wider ecosystem that includes the development of smart cities, smart cars and autonomous vehicles.

LEADING-EDGE INNOVATION

IMS is part of Trak Global Group, a privately-held company which also owns Carrot Insurance, a UK-based digital auto insurer. Working alongside the team at IMS, Carrot provides a real-world test bed for our technologies, enabling us to prove and refine the effectiveness of our products before we offer them to the markets we serve.

Driven by innovation and collaborating with numerous academic institutions, we now have nearly 150 connected car patents to our name. Along with being ISO 27000 compliant and certified in the UK, we are also members of ITS America, ITS Canada, the CVTA, Leaseurope, the APMA Connected Vehicle Group, the British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association and ngConnect.

Executive Group

Nick Corrie

Nick Corrie

Founder & CEO

Nick Corrie is Group CEO and founder of IMS holding company Trak Global Group. An economics graduate and former Royal Air Force officer, Nick established the telematics technology business Trak Global in 2009 and usage-based-insurance broker Carrot in 2011, prior to acquiring IMS in 2018.

Ivan Bumstead

Ivan Bumstead

Chief Financial Officer

A highly-experienced CFO, Ivan trained as a chartered accountant with PwC in 1999, joining First Choice (now TUI Travel Group) before becoming CFO of LateRooms.com in 2009. He has spent a decade in various global M&A roles.

Bob Skerrett

Bob Skerrett

CEO, Insurance

Before joining IMS in 2015, Bob was Telematics Director at RSA Insurance Group where he established a Group Centre of Excellence for Telematics, launching three UBI products. Bob qualified as a chartered accountant and read chemistry at Oxford University.

Leon Hurst

Leon Hurst

CEO, Mobility

An internationally-experienced Director with over 18 years in the Technology (Data, Digital, IoT, Telco) and Industrial (Automotive, Mobility, Transportation) sectors. Leon previously held senior positions in Digital & Connected Car at Jaguar Land Rover, and spent nearly a decade at Nokia.

Nino Tarantino

Nino Tarantino

CEO, Insurance (N. America)

Having started his career in the global telco and space industries, Nino is the founder and ex-CEO of Octo Telematics North America. He was voted Influencer of the Year at the 2018 TU Automotive Detroit awards.

Nik Southworth

Nik Southworth

Chief Technology Officer

Nik Southworth is an experienced technology and business leader. Having spent nearly 20 years leading technology teams in building industry disrupting platforms across multiple sectors, Nik joined IMS in 2020 to drive our technology transformation strategy.

Peter Finch

Peter Finch

Chief Information Officer

Joining IMS shortly after its formation, Peter is an insurance IT systems specialist who has worked with all major insurance administration platforms. Prior to joining the company, he spent 6 years at Carole Nash, the UK’s largest motorcycle insurance broker.

Alan Cottrill

Alan Cottrill

Founder and Director

Prior to co-founding the group, Alan spent over 20 years in the automotive industry and fleet claims. Previous experience includes Akzo Nobel and Solera/Audatex where he was Commercial Director for 10 years and grew market share from 30% to >80%.

Andrew Brown-Allan

Andrew Brown-Allan

Chief Marketing Officer

Andrew has over 25 years’ experience in marketing & brand strategy, and previously founded an award-winning creative agency. He joined the group to help establish Carrot Insurance, and now leads on all aspects of communications, marketing and customer proposition development.

Ed Rochfort

Ed Rochfort

Solutions Director, Insurance

Previously at Towergate Insurance, Ed joined in 2011 to found and run sister company Carrot Insurance as Managing Director. Drawing from his background in product development, Ed then joined IMS where he has helped establish a centralized Product function and solutionize IMS data and technology for insurance customers.

Claire Birks

Claire Birks

HR Director

Claire has 25 years’ experience in HR operational and strategic management, leading teams across EMEA, APAC & NA. She joined IMS in 2017 to define the people agenda and employer brand for Group companies across all territories.

Cristoph Burtscher

Dr. Christoph Burtscher

Chief Operating Officer

Christoph has spent most of his career leading high-performing teams and delivering transformational change in organisations like Avis Europe, AXA, thetrainline.com, Co-op Group, and dunnhumby. Within IMS he is accountable to deliver all customer service and installations globally, manages the sensor supply chain, and implements all projects for efficiencies and customer deliveries.