The Standard Names Dave Friesen Second Vice President of Enterprise Data and Analytics

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) announced today that Dave Friesen has been named second vice president of Enterprise Data and Analytics.

Friesen joined The Standard in early 2012 as a director of IT Business Relations. He then moved to IT’s Solutions Delivery organization as a senior director where he led various functional areas before transitioning to support Employee Benefits Data and Analytics, Actuarial and Investments. In his new role, Friesen will be leading the Enterprise Data and Analytics organization including the Data Engineering, Advanced Analytics, Data Governance, Business Intelligence and Business Integration Operations functions.

Prior to joining The Standard, Friesen held various leadership roles in software engineering, data services, ERP consulting and IT audit.

“Dave is a proven leader in data transformation efforts and is uniquely qualified to bring continuity to the execution of our strategies while providing thought leadership to position us for the future,” said Mike De Voe, assistant vice president of Enterprise Data and Delivery Transformation.

Friesen earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Portland State University.

About The Standard

The Standard is a family of companies dedicated to helping customers achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. In business since 1906, we are a leading provider of financial protection products and services for employers and individuals. Our products include group and individual disability insurance, group life, dental and vision insurance, voluntary (employee-paid) benefits, absence management services, and retirement plans and annuities for employers and individuals. For more information about The Standard, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

The Standard is the marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries: Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Mortgage Investors, LLC, StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., StanCorp Real Estate, LLC, and StanCorp Equities, Inc.


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