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A Speaker Line- Up Featuring More Chief Claims Officers, Innovators and Case Studies Than Any Other Conference

Ken Rosen

Ken Rosen

Executive Vice President, Chief Claims Officer, Allstate Insurance

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Keith Daly

Keith Daly

Executive Vice President, Chief Claims Officer, Farmers Insurance

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BJ Treese

BJ Treese

Managing Director for Emerging Property Products, Travelers

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Ramon Lopez

Ramon Lopez

Vice President, Claims Innovation, USAA

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Darla Finchum

Darla Finchum

Vice President & Chief Claims Officer, MetLife Auto & Home

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In this role, Finchum oversees and manages all aspects of the MetLife Property & Casualty Claim Organization. She is responsible for delivering industry leading quality, efficiency, customer experience and employee engagement results through effective thought leadership, empowerment and development of over 1800 associates across six countrywide offices.

With a key focus on the customer experience delivered by a highly engaged workforce, the Claim organization enjoys best in class NPS ratings above 70; and the Homeowners Claim team was recently ranked by Consumer Reports in the top tier of “Best Carriers” and ranked fourth overall. The organization delivers this experience while maintaining a claim expense ratio which is among the very best in the industry.

Finchum’s relentless focus on diversity & inclusion and associate engagement has led to her appointment on the MetLife Enterprise Local Inclusion Action Team Advisory Board as well as the Americas US Diversity Task Force. Under Darla’s leadership, the MetLife Property & Casualty organization created diversity best practices which drove improved business results. Her involvement on these Enterprise teams provides the opportunity to implement these best practices across the broader organization.

History:

Darla Finchum was appointed Vice President and Chief Claim Officer for MetLife Property & Casualty in July 2014.

Finchum has worked in the Industry since 1986. She began her career with Economy Fire & Casualty where she held positions of increasing responsibility in the Claims organization. In 1994, she joined the St. Paul Companies where she held management positions in Claims, Underwriting and Sales. In 1999, she joined MetLife Auto & Home as the Director of Agency Services.

Finchum’s successes in the Independent Agent organization led to her promotion to Vice President of MetLife Auto & Home Service Operations in May of 2007, where she was responsible for the servicing of MetLife Auto & Home’s in force book of business and support of the Agency Distribution.

With the Auto & Home reorganization in 2009, she took responsibility for the Business Architecture & Sourcing organization, which included the Global Operations Support Center, Image & Workflow, Billing Strategy and Remittance Processing and the Auto & Home CSSG Partnership. 

From January 2011 to July 2014, Finchum was responsible for managing $400M in indemnity spend and $125 million in subrogation recoveries. She was also responsible for the Customer Centric initiatives in both the Claim Organization and across the Property & Casualty product. Her responsibilities included:

  • Voice of the Customer and Net Promoter Score efforts
  • The Auto Resolution Center
  • Subrogation and talent development
  • Training and associate engagement practices for associates in the Claim Organization
  • Managing $19 million dollar budget and 215 associates

Education:

Finchum holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville, and a MBA from Keller Graduate School. Additionally she earned her Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter from the Insurance Institute of America.

Awards:

Finchum was awarded the Woman of Excellence award for her volunteer work and community involvement including extensive work with the American Cancer Society.

Boards:

McKinsey’s Chief Claim Officer Roundtable, Deloitte’s Chief Claim Officer Panel, Verisk Advisory Panel, Safelite Advisory Panel, Rhode Island Executive Board of Rhode Island Junior Achievement.

In this role, Finchum oversees and manages all aspects of the MetLife Property & Casualty Claim Organization. She is responsible for delivering industry leading quality, efficiency, customer experience and employee engagement results through effective thought leadership, empowerment and development of over 1800 associates across six countrywide offices.

With a key focus on the customer experience delivered by a highly engaged workforce, the Claim organization enjoys best in class NPS ratings above 70; and the Homeowners Claim team was recently ranked by Consumer Reports in the top tier of “Best Carriers” and ranked fourth overall. The organization delivers this experience while maintaining a claim expense ratio which is among the very best in the industry.

Finchum’s relentless focus on diversity & inclusion and associate engagement has led to her appointment on the MetLife Enterprise Local Inclusion Action Team Advisory Board as well as the Americas US Diversity Task Force. Under Darla’s leadership, the MetLife Property & Casualty organization created diversity best practices which drove improved business results. Her involvement on these Enterprise teams provides the opportunity to implement these best practices across the broader organization.

History:

Darla Finchum was appointed Vice President and Chief Claim Officer for MetLife Property & Casualty in July 2014.

Finchum has worked in the Industry since 1986. She began her career with Economy Fire & Casualty where she held positions of increasing responsibility in the Claims organization. In 1994, she joined the St. Paul Companies where she held management positions in Claims, Underwriting and Sales. In 1999, she joined MetLife Auto & Home as the Director of Agency Services.

Finchum’s successes in the Independent Agent organization led to her promotion to Vice President of MetLife Auto & Home Service Operations in May of 2007, where she was responsible for the servicing of MetLife Auto & Home’s in force book of business and support of the Agency Distribution.

With the Auto & Home reorganization in 2009, she took responsibility for the Business Architecture & Sourcing organization, which included the Global Operations Support Center, Image & Workflow, Billing Strategy and Remittance Processing and the Auto & Home CSSG Partnership. 

From January 2011 to July 2014, Finchum was responsible for managing $400M in indemnity spend and $125 million in subrogation recoveries. She was also responsible for the Customer Centric initiatives in both the Claim Organization and across the Property & Casualty product. Her responsibilities included:

  • Voice of the Customer and Net Promoter Score efforts
  • The Auto Resolution Center
  • Subrogation and talent development
  • Training and associate engagement practices for associates in the Claim Organization
  • Managing $19 million dollar budget and 215 associates

Education:

Finchum holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville, and a MBA from Keller Graduate School. Additionally she earned her Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter from the Insurance Institute of America.

Awards:

Finchum was awarded the Woman of Excellence award for her volunteer work and community involvement including extensive work with the American Cancer Society.

Boards:

McKinsey’s Chief Claim Officer Roundtable, Deloitte’s Chief Claim Officer Panel, Verisk Advisory Panel, Safelite Advisory Panel, Rhode Island Executive Board of Rhode Island Junior Achievement.

Paul Choi

Paul Choi

Claims National Product Director, American Family

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Grace Hanson

Grace Hanson

Former Chief Claims Officer, Homesite Insurance

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Tim Felks

Tim Felks

Head of Property Claims, Farmers Insurance

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Tim Felks was named Head of Property Claims for Farmers Exchanges in late 2013, moving to that role from his post as head of Mountain West Auto Zone, a job he’d held since late 2011.

Tim joined Farmers in 1997 as an APD field claims representative in Little Rock, Ark. He soon cross-trained in Property and began working both auto and property claims. After completing the Claims Management Trainee Program, he moved to Olathe, Kans., where he first served as a Property claims supervisor and then as a Property claims administration manager.

Tim then moved to Chicago to manage the Illinois/Wisconsin Property office, before returning to Olathe to run the National Property claims team and the Efficiency Corps. He then returned to APD as Claims Director for Centralized Auto Claims.

Before joining Farmers, Tim served for eight years as a member of the United States Air Force. He is a graduate of Wayland Baptist University in Anchorage, Alaska.

Tim Felks was named Head of Property Claims for Farmers Exchanges in late 2013, moving to that role from his post as head of Mountain West Auto Zone, a job he’d held since late 2011.

Tim joined Farmers in 1997 as an APD field claims representative in Little Rock, Ark. He soon cross-trained in Property and began working both auto and property claims. After completing the Claims Management Trainee Program, he moved to Olathe, Kans., where he first served as a Property claims supervisor and then as a Property claims administration manager.

Tim then moved to Chicago to manage the Illinois/Wisconsin Property office, before returning to Olathe to run the National Property claims team and the Efficiency Corps. He then returned to APD as Claims Director for Centralized Auto Claims.

Before joining Farmers, Tim served for eight years as a member of the United States Air Force. He is a graduate of Wayland Baptist University in Anchorage, Alaska.

Craig Edmonds

Craig Edmonds

Vice President of Claims Practices, Esurance

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Josh Thompson

Josh Thompson

VP Claims and Risk Engineering (CARE), State Auto Insurance

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Josh Thompson has over 17 years' experience in the insurance industry. Josh began his career at Allstate Insurance as a Casualty Claim Adjuster. He also worked at American Family Insurance as a Claim Analyst. Josh was a Training Specialist and Claims Supervisor at Motorists Insurance. Josh joined State Auto in 2011 spending time as a claims trainer and leading the auto and total loss organizations. Josh was named CARE VP in 2016 and is primarily responsible for claims innovation including Training, Quality Assurance, Vendor Management, Customer Service, SIU, Agency Relations and Workflow & Technology.

Josh completed his CPCU designation in 2010 and M.B.A. in 2006. Josh also holds several other insurance designations including the SCLA, CLCS and PLCS.

Josh Thompson has over 17 years' experience in the insurance industry. Josh began his career at Allstate Insurance as a Casualty Claim Adjuster. He also worked at American Family Insurance as a Claim Analyst. Josh was a Training Specialist and Claims Supervisor at Motorists Insurance. Josh joined State Auto in 2011 spending time as a claims trainer and leading the auto and total loss organizations. Josh was named CARE VP in 2016 and is primarily responsible for claims innovation including Training, Quality Assurance, Vendor Management, Customer Service, SIU, Agency Relations and Workflow & Technology.

Josh completed his CPCU designation in 2010 and M.B.A. in 2006. Josh also holds several other insurance designations including the SCLA, CLCS and PLCS.

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Cheryl Pytel

Cheryl Pytel

Vice President Claims Product, Program, and Planning, Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company

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Greg Horn

Greg Horn

Assistant Vice President and National Auto Physical Damage Claim Director, The Hartford

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Krista Breckman

Krista Breckman

Director, Customer Experience, Wawanesa Insurance

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Sandee Lindorfer

Sandee Lindorfer

Auto Director – Auto Claims Line Management, Allstate

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Jon Thornton

Jon Thornton

Claims Process and Technology Leader, Westfield Insurance

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Jon M. Thornton, AIC, SCLA, CSRP is the Claims Process and Technology Leader at Westfield Insurance responsible for leading claims technology, process and strategy. He’s been with Westfield his entire 24 year career and held a variety of leadership positions in the claims department. Jon has served on the National Association of Subrogation Board of Directors actively participates with claims advisory councils with vendor partners.

Jon M. Thornton, AIC, SCLA, CSRP is the Claims Process and Technology Leader at Westfield Insurance responsible for leading claims technology, process and strategy. He’s been with Westfield his entire 24 year career and held a variety of leadership positions in the claims department. Jon has served on the National Association of Subrogation Board of Directors actively participates with claims advisory councils with vendor partners.

Pamela Kamphuis Finnigan

Pamela Kamphuis Finnigan

Director, National Claims Experience, Co-operators General Insurance Company

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Mark Foerster

Mark Foerster

Vice President, Group Operations & Claims, Munich Re

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Dan Moore

Dan Moore

Senior Vice President Claims, QBE

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As Senior Vice President, Claims Services, Dan Moore oversees a variety of centralized functions supporting QBE North America’s Claims organization, including counter-fraud, quality assurance, compliance, claims controlling, claims administration, and first notice of loss. He also leads QBE North America’s execution of QBE’s global claims initiatives.

Dan has nearly 20 years of experience in the insurance and consulting industries. Prior to joining QBE in 2013, he served for over nine years at Fireman’s Fund/Allianz in a variety of Claims and other leadership roles -- most recently Chief of Staff for the CEO and interim Head of Claims & Risk Services. Prior to that, Dan provided strategy, operational, and enterprise transformation consulting to a variety of industries at Braun Consulting and Grant Thornton.

Dan earned an MBA from Indiana University at Bloomington and a BA in Comparative Literature from Brigham Young University.

As Senior Vice President, Claims Services, Dan Moore oversees a variety of centralized functions supporting QBE North America’s Claims organization, including counter-fraud, quality assurance, compliance, claims controlling, claims administration, and first notice of loss. He also leads QBE North America’s execution of QBE’s global claims initiatives.

Dan has nearly 20 years of experience in the insurance and consulting industries. Prior to joining QBE in 2013, he served for over nine years at Fireman’s Fund/Allianz in a variety of Claims and other leadership roles -- most recently Chief of Staff for the CEO and interim Head of Claims & Risk Services. Prior to that, Dan provided strategy, operational, and enterprise transformation consulting to a variety of industries at Braun Consulting and Grant Thornton.

Dan earned an MBA from Indiana University at Bloomington and a BA in Comparative Literature from Brigham Young University.

Matteo Carbone

Matteo Carbone

Founder, Connected Insurance Observatory

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Matteo is Founder and Director of the Connected Insurance Observatory and a Global Insurtech Thought Leader. He is internationally recognized as an insurance industry strategist with a specialisation on innovation. Matteo is author and world-renowned authority on Insurtech – ranked among top international Insurtech Influencers - and he has spoken to audiences worldwide.

Matteo has advised many International Insurance Groups and has wide experience which includes set up of industrial and commercial plans, growth-strategy definition and support in the start-up of new initiatives, digital strategy development, insurance products development, channel strategy and commercial model definition, start-ups mentorship and advice on M&A deals. Before creating the Connected Insurance Observatory, he spent 11 years in Bain & Company’s Financial Service practice. Matteo received his degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University, Milan.

Matteo is Founder and Director of the Connected Insurance Observatory and a Global Insurtech Thought Leader. He is internationally recognized as an insurance industry strategist with a specialisation on innovation. Matteo is author and world-renowned authority on Insurtech – ranked among top international Insurtech Influencers - and he has spoken to audiences worldwide.

Matteo has advised many International Insurance Groups and has wide experience which includes set up of industrial and commercial plans, growth-strategy definition and support in the start-up of new initiatives, digital strategy development, insurance products development, channel strategy and commercial model definition, start-ups mentorship and advice on M&A deals. Before creating the Connected Insurance Observatory, he spent 11 years in Bain & Company’s Financial Service practice. Matteo received his degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University, Milan.

Chris Downer

Chris Downer

Associate, XL Innovate

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Chris Downer is an Associate at XL Innovate focusing on insurtech investments in North America, Europe and Asia. He is responsible for due diligence and deal sourcing. Chris is a board observer at Pillar Technologies, an end-to-end environmental monitoring solution for construction sites and Stonestep, which provides microinsurance as a service in emerging markets.

Before joining XL Innovate, Chris was an Associate in the Alternative Investments and Manager Selection Group within the Investment Management Division of Goldman Sachs. Chris graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College, with a BA in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and a minor in History.

Chris Downer is an Associate at XL Innovate focusing on insurtech investments in North America, Europe and Asia. He is responsible for due diligence and deal sourcing. Chris is a board observer at Pillar Technologies, an end-to-end environmental monitoring solution for construction sites and Stonestep, which provides microinsurance as a service in emerging markets.

Before joining XL Innovate, Chris was an Associate in the Alternative Investments and Manager Selection Group within the Investment Management Division of Goldman Sachs. Chris graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College, with a BA in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and a minor in History.

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Allan Robinson

Allan Robinson

Chief Claims Officer, Horace Mann Insurance

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Allan Robinson is Horace Mann’s Senior Vice President of Claims. He has more than 30 years of industry experience.

Before joining Horace Mann in September 2015, Allan was head of personal and commercial lines claims at Hanover. Prior to that, he spent 27 years at Allstate holding a variety of claims roles – from front-line claims adjuster to senior executive positions.

Allan holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of William & Mary and has earned his CPCU designation. He’s an avid runner and has completed the Boston Marathon.

Allan Robinson is Horace Mann’s Senior Vice President of Claims. He has more than 30 years of industry experience.

Before joining Horace Mann in September 2015, Allan was head of personal and commercial lines claims at Hanover. Prior to that, he spent 27 years at Allstate holding a variety of claims roles – from front-line claims adjuster to senior executive positions.

Allan holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of William & Mary and has earned his CPCU designation. He’s an avid runner and has completed the Boston Marathon.

Andrew Robinson

Andrew Robinson

Executive in Residence, Oak HC/FT

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Andrew Robinson joined Oak HC/FT as an Executive in Residence (EIR) in 2017. He focuses on developing insurance technology businesses through a combination of building from scratch and new investments in early and growth-stage companies. He serves as Chairman of the Board at CLARA analytics.

Andrew has more than 30 years of global experience in strategy consulting and executive operating roles in the insurance and financial services industry. Andrew served as Global Chief Operating Officer and EVP for Crawford & Company, the largest independent claims services company, where he oversaw Crawford’s four businesses with revenues of $1.1BN and 8000 employees. Prior to Crawford & Company, Andrew served as President Specialty Insurance, EVP Corporate Development and Chief Risk Officer for The Hanover Insurance Group, a $5.5BN international property and casualty insurer. Previously, Andrew was a Managing Director, Global Insurance and head of Strategy Competency at Diamond Consulting (now PwC Consulting). Early in his career, Andrew was the Principal and Co-founder of Exchange Partners, a management consultancy and technology company and was a Senior Manager working in Boston and London at Symmetrix Incorporated, a management consultancy focused on operations improvement and re-engineering.

Andrew currently serves on three boards, Terrene Labs, Groundspeed and WeGoLook and has served on Chaucer, Breckenridge Insurance Services and Brainspark. He is also on the advisory board for Wellnest.

Andrew received his Bachelor of Science Degrees with Honors in Mathematics and Computer Science from Clarkson University.

Andrew Robinson joined Oak HC/FT as an Executive in Residence (EIR) in 2017. He focuses on developing insurance technology businesses through a combination of building from scratch and new investments in early and growth-stage companies. He serves as Chairman of the Board at CLARA analytics.

Andrew has more than 30 years of global experience in strategy consulting and executive operating roles in the insurance and financial services industry. Andrew served as Global Chief Operating Officer and EVP for Crawford & Company, the largest independent claims services company, where he oversaw Crawford’s four businesses with revenues of $1.1BN and 8000 employees. Prior to Crawford & Company, Andrew served as President Specialty Insurance, EVP Corporate Development and Chief Risk Officer for The Hanover Insurance Group, a $5.5BN international property and casualty insurer. Previously, Andrew was a Managing Director, Global Insurance and head of Strategy Competency at Diamond Consulting (now PwC Consulting). Early in his career, Andrew was the Principal and Co-founder of Exchange Partners, a management consultancy and technology company and was a Senior Manager working in Boston and London at Symmetrix Incorporated, a management consultancy focused on operations improvement and re-engineering.

Andrew currently serves on three boards, Terrene Labs, Groundspeed and WeGoLook and has served on Chaucer, Breckenridge Insurance Services and Brainspark. He is also on the advisory board for Wellnest.

Andrew received his Bachelor of Science Degrees with Honors in Mathematics and Computer Science from Clarkson University.

Paul VanderMarck

Paul VanderMarck

Managing Director, FT Partners

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Paul VanderMarck is a Managing Director at FT Partners, the only investment bank focused exclusively on the financial technology sector. He provides strategic advice to FinTech entrepreneurs, incumbents, and investors, leveraging 25 years of experience as an operating executive in roles focused on conceiving and bringing to market innovative data, analytics, and software products for financial services markets.

Paul was previously a member of the leadership team that grew Risk Management Solutions (RMS) from a start-up into a $300 million global business while creating an entirely new market and transforming the way that the insurance industry manages catastrophe risk. As Chief Product Officer for most of his tenure at RMS, he built and led the teams responsible for launching and growing businesses around a suite of products that included a wide variety of natural and man-made catastrophe risk models for insurers and reinsurers, risk assessment capabilities for capital markets investors in insurance-linked securities, a weather derivatives portfolio risk management system for energy traders, an analytics platform that provided insurers and reinsurers with real-time risk management capabilities across their global portfolios and that was also one of the first software-as-a-service platforms adopted by the insurance industry, and an open platform ecosystem that facilitated market access for a broad array of new InsurTech ventures. Paul received a B.S. degree in civil engineering and an M.S. degree in structural engineering, both from Stanford University.

Paul VanderMarck is a Managing Director at FT Partners, the only investment bank focused exclusively on the financial technology sector. He provides strategic advice to FinTech entrepreneurs, incumbents, and investors, leveraging 25 years of experience as an operating executive in roles focused on conceiving and bringing to market innovative data, analytics, and software products for financial services markets.

Paul was previously a member of the leadership team that grew Risk Management Solutions (RMS) from a start-up into a $300 million global business while creating an entirely new market and transforming the way that the insurance industry manages catastrophe risk. As Chief Product Officer for most of his tenure at RMS, he built and led the teams responsible for launching and growing businesses around a suite of products that included a wide variety of natural and man-made catastrophe risk models for insurers and reinsurers, risk assessment capabilities for capital markets investors in insurance-linked securities, a weather derivatives portfolio risk management system for energy traders, an analytics platform that provided insurers and reinsurers with real-time risk management capabilities across their global portfolios and that was also one of the first software-as-a-service platforms adopted by the insurance industry, and an open platform ecosystem that facilitated market access for a broad array of new InsurTech ventures. Paul received a B.S. degree in civil engineering and an M.S. degree in structural engineering, both from Stanford University.

Jay Poorman

Jay Poorman

Managing Director, StoneRidge Advisors

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Bryan Derbyshire

Bryan Derbyshire

Founder & CEO, TicketGuardian

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Over the past decade, Bryan has established influence in the

payments, technology, and transactional insurance space as a thought leader and strategic trailblazer. He demonstrated this by lending a tactical approach, showing significant experience with the majority of the acquiring banks, Visa/MC, while possessing an innate understanding of the chargeback and refund rules for today’s merchants. Bryan’s experience in both the wholesale and enterprise level payments space has provided him substantial insight and

opportunity, thus his deep understanding of his former and current industries.
Bryan applied his background in payments to identify an opportunity in the online ticketing marketplace and built TicketGuardian to fill that gap and create a must-have proposition for both the ticket provider and attendees worldwide.
As an executive, board member, and consultant to several businesses, Bryan Derbyshire has played an influential role in corporate strategy, leadership, and day-to-day operations. Furthermore, Bryan has structured and facilitated multiple joint ventures between corporations in both the technology and business verticals. Through strategic initiatives, partnerships, and direction, Bryan has helped drive revenues, growth, and exponentially raised valuations for several organizations and numerous partners along the way.

Over the past decade, Bryan has established influence in the

payments, technology, and transactional insurance space as a thought leader and strategic trailblazer. He demonstrated this by lending a tactical approach, showing significant experience with the majority of the acquiring banks, Visa/MC, while possessing an innate understanding of the chargeback and refund rules for today’s merchants. Bryan’s experience in both the wholesale and enterprise level payments space has provided him substantial insight and

opportunity, thus his deep understanding of his former and current industries.
Bryan applied his background in payments to identify an opportunity in the online ticketing marketplace and built TicketGuardian to fill that gap and create a must-have proposition for both the ticket provider and attendees worldwide.
As an executive, board member, and consultant to several businesses, Bryan Derbyshire has played an influential role in corporate strategy, leadership, and day-to-day operations. Furthermore, Bryan has structured and facilitated multiple joint ventures between corporations in both the technology and business verticals. Through strategic initiatives, partnerships, and direction, Bryan has helped drive revenues, growth, and exponentially raised valuations for several organizations and numerous partners along the way.

Casey Callinsky

Casey Callinsky

President, TicketGuardian

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With 20 years in the finance industry, and more specifically 15 years in

senior and executive levels of community banking, Casey brings unparalleled expertise in people and process management. Casey was hired to guide the transition from startup to growth and streamline both the process as well as organizational structure required to handle the undeniable scale. His most recent position previous to joining TicketGuardian was Bank Area President for the state of Oregon and SW Washington, managing assets of over $3.5B and roughly 600+

employees under his management for one of the largest banks in the world.
Casey brings his rich history of success along with the structure and experience that a large corporate environment provides in order to find the right cultural balance that will allow TicketGuardian to flourish and grow. Casey is also passionate about community outreach. He will be transferring his involvement as a community leader, developing TicketGuardian’s outreach, committed to making a difference in the local Orange County community in addition to his current charitable endeavors.

With 20 years in the finance industry, and more specifically 15 years in

senior and executive levels of community banking, Casey brings unparalleled expertise in people and process management. Casey was hired to guide the transition from startup to growth and streamline both the process as well as organizational structure required to handle the undeniable scale. His most recent position previous to joining TicketGuardian was Bank Area President for the state of Oregon and SW Washington, managing assets of over $3.5B and roughly 600+

employees under his management for one of the largest banks in the world.
Casey brings his rich history of success along with the structure and experience that a large corporate environment provides in order to find the right cultural balance that will allow TicketGuardian to flourish and grow. Casey is also passionate about community outreach. He will be transferring his involvement as a community leader, developing TicketGuardian’s outreach, committed to making a difference in the local Orange County community in addition to his current charitable endeavors.

Arnab Dey

Arnab Dey

SVP, Head P&C Insurance and Chief Strategy Officer, EXL

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Arnab heads EXL’s Property & Casualty Insurance business, which is an industry leading business spanning Operations Management, Analytics and Advisory services. As EXL’s Chief Strategy Officer he is responsible for charting the company strategy and identifying partnerships and M&A opportunities. He is based in New York.

Prior to EXL, Arnab was a Partner at a Management Consulting and Analytics firm, Inductis. He started his career at a global management consulting firm, Mitchell Madison Group, focusing on strategic cost management and operations improvement for the Financial Services and Insurance industry.

Arnab holds a BTech degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur; an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; and an AMP from Kellogg School of Management.

His current interests are in Insuretech, Data & Analytics, RPA and AI.

Arnab heads EXL’s Property & Casualty Insurance business, which is an industry leading business spanning Operations Management, Analytics and Advisory services. As EXL’s Chief Strategy Officer he is responsible for charting the company strategy and identifying partnerships and M&A opportunities. He is based in New York.

Prior to EXL, Arnab was a Partner at a Management Consulting and Analytics firm, Inductis. He started his career at a global management consulting firm, Mitchell Madison Group, focusing on strategic cost management and operations improvement for the Financial Services and Insurance industry.

Arnab holds a BTech degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur; an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; and an AMP from Kellogg School of Management.

His current interests are in Insuretech, Data & Analytics, RPA and AI.

Corey Brundage

Corey Brundage

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, HONK Technologies

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Corey Brundage is an entrepreneur and visionary problem solver. With more than 20 years experience founding and building technology companies, Corey has innovated market-leading solutions that continue to redefine industries today.

Most recently Corey founded HONK to reinvent the towing and roadside assistance industry. Today, HONK assists thousands of distressed motorists each day via its technology platform, delivering unprecedented levels of efficiency, transparency, and satisfaction for customers and clients such as Farmers Insurance.

Corey Brundage is an entrepreneur and visionary problem solver. With more than 20 years experience founding and building technology companies, Corey has innovated market-leading solutions that continue to redefine industries today.

Most recently Corey founded HONK to reinvent the towing and roadside assistance industry. Today, HONK assists thousands of distressed motorists each day via its technology platform, delivering unprecedented levels of efficiency, transparency, and satisfaction for customers and clients such as Farmers Insurance.

Rajiv Shah

Rajiv Shah

Data Scientist, DataRobot

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Rajiv Shah is a data scientist with DataRobot and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has experience in helping insurance companies incorporate automated predictive analytics. Before DataRobot, Rajiv was a data scientist for State Farm and Caterpillar. He has a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Rajiv Shah is a data scientist with DataRobot and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has experience in helping insurance companies incorporate automated predictive analytics. Before DataRobot, Rajiv was a data scientist for State Farm and Caterpillar. He has a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Chris Raimondo

Chris Raimondo

Principal, Ernst & Young LLP

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Chris Raimondo leads EY's Robotics and Intelligent Automation practice for the Insurance sector. Chris has more than 15 years of Insurance process improvement and technology experience. In addition to leading US- and Canada-based insurance organizations through large-scale operational transformation programs, Chris has been involved as a business architect and program advisor in insurance operational and technology transformation programs across Europe, Asia-Pacific and Australia.

Chris Raimondo leads EY's Robotics and Intelligent Automation practice for the Insurance sector. Chris has more than 15 years of Insurance process improvement and technology experience. In addition to leading US- and Canada-based insurance organizations through large-scale operational transformation programs, Chris has been involved as a business architect and program advisor in insurance operational and technology transformation programs across Europe, Asia-Pacific and Australia.

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Jonathan Miko

Jonathan Miko

President, Alacrity Services

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Jon joined Alacrity Services in 2004 and became CEO in May of 2013. Prior to joining Alacrity Services, Jon was an attorney in private practice, specializing in insurance claims litigation and coverage analysis. Since 1998, he has worked extensively in the insurance industry as an attorney, manager, and business executive.

Jon is an attorney admitted to the Oregon State and Federal District Bars, the New Jersey State and Federal District Bars, the New York State Bar, and the Federal District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of New York. Jon remains active in working on issues involving managed contractor networks, serving as a regular guest speaker on various panels and events, and has served as a previous board member for the Restoration Industry Association (RIA).

Jon is a graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and New York Law School in New York City, New York. He grew up in northern New Jersey and now resides in Eugene, Oregon, with his wife and two children. In his spare time, Jon is a USA Hockey certified youth ice hockey coach. When he is not at the ice rink, he enjoys many of the wonderful outdoor activities available in the great state of Oregon.

Jon joined Alacrity Services in 2004 and became CEO in May of 2013. Prior to joining Alacrity Services, Jon was an attorney in private practice, specializing in insurance claims litigation and coverage analysis. Since 1998, he has worked extensively in the insurance industry as an attorney, manager, and business executive.

Jon is an attorney admitted to the Oregon State and Federal District Bars, the New Jersey State and Federal District Bars, the New York State Bar, and the Federal District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of New York. Jon remains active in working on issues involving managed contractor networks, serving as a regular guest speaker on various panels and events, and has served as a previous board member for the Restoration Industry Association (RIA).

Jon is a graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and New York Law School in New York City, New York. He grew up in northern New Jersey and now resides in Eugene, Oregon, with his wife and two children. In his spare time, Jon is a USA Hockey certified youth ice hockey coach. When he is not at the ice rink, he enjoys many of the wonderful outdoor activities available in the great state of Oregon.

Bill Brower

Bill Brower

VP, Product Management, Claims, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

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Bill Brower is Vice President, Product Management, Claims for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. He is responsible for leading the development of innovative products that help insurers achieve greater efficiency within their claims departments. With 30 years of P&C Insurance industry experience, Brower has held numerous leadership roles with top carriers such as Liberty Mutual and Nationwide Insurance Company. Most recently Brower served as Vice President and Manager of Strategic Partnerships for Liberty Mutual Personal Insurance where he led innovation efforts and managed vendor relationships across all claims disciplines. Brower earned his bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Franklin University and his MBA from Shorter University.

Bill Brower is Vice President, Product Management, Claims for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. He is responsible for leading the development of innovative products that help insurers achieve greater efficiency within their claims departments. With 30 years of P&C Insurance industry experience, Brower has held numerous leadership roles with top carriers such as Liberty Mutual and Nationwide Insurance Company. Most recently Brower served as Vice President and Manager of Strategic Partnerships for Liberty Mutual Personal Insurance where he led innovation efforts and managed vendor relationships across all claims disciplines. Brower earned his bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Franklin University and his MBA from Shorter University.

Alex Sun

Alex Sun

Chief Executive Officer, Mitchell

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Alex Sun joined Mitchell International, Inc. in 2001 and currently serves as the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, guiding the Company's strategy and day-to-day operations. Prior to this appointment, Alex served as President and Chief Financial Officer until 2008. With a vision for serving the broader claims technology needs for the Property and Casualty claims and collision repair industries, Alex has led the company's expansion to achieve unparalleled breadth of technology, connectivity, and information service offerings.

Prior to joining Mitchell, Alex served as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance and Administration for an enterprise software company (now part of The SAS Institute), with oversight of worldwide finance, legal, human resources, information systems, and facilities. Alex also spent approximately ten years with Merrill Lynch & Co., finally serving as Vice President in the Investment Banking Division, where he was responsible for providing corporate finance and strategic advisory services to financial services companies.

Alex currently serves on the Board of Directors of Mitchell International as well as the Board of Trustees of The Gillispie School and is a member of The Young Presidents’ Organization. Alex is a graduate of The University of Chicago.

"Our success begins and ends with our customers, and I am proud to be a part of the team of professionals who work tirelessly to satisfy their needs. It’s my pleasure to continually validate their choice of Mitchell as a business partner." - Alex Sun

Alex Sun joined Mitchell International, Inc. in 2001 and currently serves as the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, guiding the Company's strategy and day-to-day operations. Prior to this appointment, Alex served as President and Chief Financial Officer until 2008. With a vision for serving the broader claims technology needs for the Property and Casualty claims and collision repair industries, Alex has led the company's expansion to achieve unparalleled breadth of technology, connectivity, and information service offerings.

Prior to joining Mitchell, Alex served as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance and Administration for an enterprise software company (now part of The SAS Institute), with oversight of worldwide finance, legal, human resources, information systems, and facilities. Alex also spent approximately ten years with Merrill Lynch & Co., finally serving as Vice President in the Investment Banking Division, where he was responsible for providing corporate finance and strategic advisory services to financial services companies.

Alex currently serves on the Board of Directors of Mitchell International as well as the Board of Trustees of The Gillispie School and is a member of The Young Presidents’ Organization. Alex is a graduate of The University of Chicago.

"Our success begins and ends with our customers, and I am proud to be a part of the team of professionals who work tirelessly to satisfy their needs. It’s my pleasure to continually validate their choice of Mitchell as a business partner." - Alex Sun

John Heffernan

John Heffernan

Senior Sales Director – Claims, Octo Telematics

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John Heffernan is the North America Senior Sales Director of Claims at Octo Telematics. He partners with insurance companies throughout the U.S. and Canada to reduce claim cycle time and loss adjustment expenses by integrating forensic telematics data into their claims processes. John has worked in the insurance industry for over 35 years with leading insurers including Progressive and State Auto. His strategic leadership and industry insights help insurers navigate the shifting technology landscape to increase revenues and proactively service policyholders.

John Heffernan is the North America Senior Sales Director of Claims at Octo Telematics. He partners with insurance companies throughout the U.S. and Canada to reduce claim cycle time and loss adjustment expenses by integrating forensic telematics data into their claims processes. John has worked in the insurance industry for over 35 years with leading insurers including Progressive and State Auto. His strategic leadership and industry insights help insurers navigate the shifting technology landscape to increase revenues and proactively service policyholders.

Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson

Senior Vice President, CCA Global Partners

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Greg Johnson joined the CCA Global Partners team in 2015 and serves in his role as the Senior Vice President of Strategic Partners Group.  Over the course of his career, Mr. Johnson has enjoyed a variety of senior leadership roles at American Express, Ameriprise Financial and Crawford & Company that leveraged his expertise in strategy, sales, leadership development and business transformation. He currently contributes on several advisory boards and has previously served on the Board of Directors for RiverSource Life Insurance of New York.

Mr. Johnson earned his undergraduate degree from The American University, his MBA from Emory University Goizueta Business School, a certification in Emerging Markets Strategy from Georgia State University and his CFP designation from the College of Financial Planning.  He remains a frequent panelist and guest lecturer at Emory University, Kennesaw State University and Georgia State University.

Greg Johnson joined the CCA Global Partners team in 2015 and serves in his role as the Senior Vice President of Strategic Partners Group.  Over the course of his career, Mr. Johnson has enjoyed a variety of senior leadership roles at American Express, Ameriprise Financial and Crawford & Company that leveraged his expertise in strategy, sales, leadership development and business transformation. He currently contributes on several advisory boards and has previously served on the Board of Directors for RiverSource Life Insurance of New York.

Mr. Johnson earned his undergraduate degree from The American University, his MBA from Emory University Goizueta Business School, a certification in Emerging Markets Strategy from Georgia State University and his CFP designation from the College of Financial Planning.  He remains a frequent panelist and guest lecturer at Emory University, Kennesaw State University and Georgia State University.

Jeff Saye

Jeff Saye

VP of Claims Services, Genpact

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Ram Chatty

Ram Chatty

SVP AI Solutions, RAGE Frameworks, Genpact

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Ram has over 25 years’ experience in the Banking, Capital Markets and Insurance industry. He has extensive experience in engaging with customers in a variety of roles including consulting, solution design and helping address critical business and operations issues. . He is passionate about applying technology and process to solve business problems in these industries. He has been in several leadership roles with P&L responsibility.

Ram is the AI Solutions Leader for BFSI at Genpact. His responsibility to lead the conceptualization and design of solutions to address a broad range of business use cases across banking, capital markets and insurance industry segments. In this role, he works with Genpact Industry / Service Line leaders and the sales leaders in their go to market effort.

Before coming to Rage / Genpact, Ram has worked in senior leadership roles with global consulting and services organizations such as Tech Mahindra, Cap Gemini, and Hexaware.

Ram has over 25 years’ experience in the Banking, Capital Markets and Insurance industry. He has extensive experience in engaging with customers in a variety of roles including consulting, solution design and helping address critical business and operations issues. . He is passionate about applying technology and process to solve business problems in these industries. He has been in several leadership roles with P&L responsibility.

Ram is the AI Solutions Leader for BFSI at Genpact. His responsibility to lead the conceptualization and design of solutions to address a broad range of business use cases across banking, capital markets and insurance industry segments. In this role, he works with Genpact Industry / Service Line leaders and the sales leaders in their go to market effort.

Before coming to Rage / Genpact, Ram has worked in senior leadership roles with global consulting and services organizations such as Tech Mahindra, Cap Gemini, and Hexaware.

Thomas Cottereau

Thomas Cottereau

Chief Executive Officer, SightCall

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Dawn Mortimer

Dawn Mortimer

Assistant Vice President, IoT/Telematics Claims Product Management, Verisk Telematics

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Dawn Mortimer is the assistant vice president of IoT/Telematics Claims Product Management at Verisk Insurance Solutions/ISO. Before that, Dawn was with Guidewire Software as the market strategy director for data and analytics; she was innovation director at American Family Insurance. Dawn’s background of insurance for the past 29 years has been to serve the industry in many capacities, such as strategy, marketing, I/S, claims, agency, and product lines. She is responsible for leading the claims efforts around IoT/Telematics with suppliers and insurance companies to develop new products, services, and business opportunities.

Dawn has her master’s degree in business administration. She is also a Project Management Professional with the Project Management Institute, is a certified Usability Specialist with Human Factors International, has a certification in Alliance Management from the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals, and has her Fraud Claim Law Associate designation from American Educational Institute (AEI). Dawn’s experience with project management, technology, usability, and market development is critical to working with partners to leverage the Internet of Things for the future.

Dawn Mortimer is the assistant vice president of IoT/Telematics Claims Product Management at Verisk Insurance Solutions/ISO. Before that, Dawn was with Guidewire Software as the market strategy director for data and analytics; she was innovation director at American Family Insurance. Dawn’s background of insurance for the past 29 years has been to serve the industry in many capacities, such as strategy, marketing, I/S, claims, agency, and product lines. She is responsible for leading the claims efforts around IoT/Telematics with suppliers and insurance companies to develop new products, services, and business opportunities.

Dawn has her master’s degree in business administration. She is also a Project Management Professional with the Project Management Institute, is a certified Usability Specialist with Human Factors International, has a certification in Alliance Management from the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals, and has her Fraud Claim Law Associate designation from American Educational Institute (AEI). Dawn’s experience with project management, technology, usability, and market development is critical to working with partners to leverage the Internet of Things for the future.

George Mathew

George Mathew

Chief Executive Officer & Chairman, Kespry

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George Mathew is the CEO & Chairman of Kespry, the leading aerial intelligence platform provider. George brings 20 years of experience developing high-growth technology startups to the company. Prior to Kespry, George held senior leadership positions at Alteryx, salesforce.com and SAP. He has driven company strategy, led product management and development, and built sales and marketing teams. At Kespry, he focuses on leading the company’s mission to transform how people and businesses capture, use and get value from worksite intelligence. George holds a Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology from Cornell University and a Masters in Business Administration from Duke University, where he was a Fuqua Scholar.

George Mathew is the CEO & Chairman of Kespry, the leading aerial intelligence platform provider. George brings 20 years of experience developing high-growth technology startups to the company. Prior to Kespry, George held senior leadership positions at Alteryx, salesforce.com and SAP. He has driven company strategy, led product management and development, and built sales and marketing teams. At Kespry, he focuses on leading the company’s mission to transform how people and businesses capture, use and get value from worksite intelligence. George holds a Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology from Cornell University and a Masters in Business Administration from Duke University, where he was a Fuqua Scholar.

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Matthew Lehman

Matthew Lehman

Managing Director, Financial Services for North America, Accenture

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Matthew Lehman is a managing director in Accenture Financial Services for North America. He also leads the P&C Claims practice. Working with clients across the insurance value chain, he helps clients achieve their large scale transformational objectives through operating model design and implementation, technology transformation and organizational change. He also serves as the executive sponsor of Accenture’s relationship with the Year Up organization in Chicago—an organization that envisions a future in which every urban young adult will have access to the education, experiences and guidance required to realize his or her true potential. Lehman earned a BSE in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is based in Chicago, IL.<./p>

Matthew Lehman is a managing director in Accenture Financial Services for North America. He also leads the P&C Claims practice. Working with clients across the insurance value chain, he helps clients achieve their large scale transformational objectives through operating model design and implementation, technology transformation and organizational change. He also serves as the executive sponsor of Accenture’s relationship with the Year Up organization in Chicago—an organization that envisions a future in which every urban young adult will have access to the education, experiences and guidance required to realize his or her true potential. Lehman earned a BSE in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is based in Chicago, IL.<./p>

Vince Venturella

Vince Venturella

Product Line Manager - Insurance Solutions, Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions

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Vincent Venturella, Product Manager for Passport Insurance Claims Defense, is responsible for the development of ELM Solutions insurance market offerings for claims and staff counsel. Vince is a strategic, results-oriented legal technology leader with a consistent record of improving processes, developing innovative solutions, and leading diverse product teams. He has worked in legal management consulting and technology solutions within the insurance market for almost a decade. Vince is a graduate of The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

Vincent Venturella, Product Manager for Passport Insurance Claims Defense, is responsible for the development of ELM Solutions insurance market offerings for claims and staff counsel. Vince is a strategic, results-oriented legal technology leader with a consistent record of improving processes, developing innovative solutions, and leading diverse product teams. He has worked in legal management consulting and technology solutions within the insurance market for almost a decade. Vince is a graduate of The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

Jacob Sloan

Jacob Sloan

Industry Leader, Insurance, Appian

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Jacob Sloan – Industry Leader Insurance, Appian – Jacob brings extensive experience to Appian as a change leader driving strategy and business transformation in the Insurance industry. He has held senior Operations roles with Farmers Insurance, including front-line Insurance/licensed field operations and served as CIO of Aon National Flood Services. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobpsloan/

Jacob Sloan – Industry Leader Insurance, Appian – Jacob brings extensive experience to Appian as a change leader driving strategy and business transformation in the Insurance industry. He has held senior Operations roles with Farmers Insurance, including front-line Insurance/licensed field operations and served as CIO of Aon National Flood Services. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobpsloan/

Larry Cochran

Larry Cochran

Chief Executive Officer, Claimatic

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Larry Cochran is the founder, CEO and Chairman of Claimatic. Since 2006, Larry has also been owner and CEO of IAS Claim Services; a leading independent loss adjusting and TPA in the US. Since taking over IAS Larry has steered the company from a three-state, 15-employee company to a leader in innovation and technology in the industry while expanding the company to service all 50 states for some of the biggest names in US property and casualty insurance. Becoming a leading Lloyds TPA provider and adding additional services with over 100 employees and a network of over 1,200 independent loss adjusting businesses. Prior to Claimatic and IAS, Larry was CEO of Pure Energy Group where he took the company out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy and oversaw extensive successful exploration and production projects over five years before selling in 2006. Prior to Pure, Larry spent ten years with Arthur Andersen and Petersen Consulting as a management, turnaround and dispute resolution specialist. Larry earned his BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University as a CBA Fellow. Larry also became a CPA while at Arthur Andersen. He has been an active published author and speaker on claims innovation and automation in addition to other areas of interests.

Larry Cochran is the founder, CEO and Chairman of Claimatic. Since 2006, Larry has also been owner and CEO of IAS Claim Services; a leading independent loss adjusting and TPA in the US. Since taking over IAS Larry has steered the company from a three-state, 15-employee company to a leader in innovation and technology in the industry while expanding the company to service all 50 states for some of the biggest names in US property and casualty insurance. Becoming a leading Lloyds TPA provider and adding additional services with over 100 employees and a network of over 1,200 independent loss adjusting businesses. Prior to Claimatic and IAS, Larry was CEO of Pure Energy Group where he took the company out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy and oversaw extensive successful exploration and production projects over five years before selling in 2006. Prior to Pure, Larry spent ten years with Arthur Andersen and Petersen Consulting as a management, turnaround and dispute resolution specialist. Larry earned his BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University as a CBA Fellow. Larry also became a CPA while at Arthur Andersen. He has been an active published author and speaker on claims innovation and automation in addition to other areas of interests.

Denis Connolly

Denis Connolly

Vice President - Sales & Corporate Development, Claimatic

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Denis Connolly joined Claimatic in 2016. Prior to this, Denis has spent over 15 years working globally as an innovative sales & corporate development professional. He has consistently executed on multi- million dollar acquisitions in addition to driving large incremental sales revenues specifically in online automotive, media, software, advertising and the financial services sectors. He has extensive experience in managing key strategic corporate relationships with a host of Fortune 500 companies including Google & Prudential Group in the UK.

Prior to joining Claimatic, he was Vice President of Sales & Corporate Development at Ita Ventures LLC where he consulted with a number of European based digital advertising technology firms, deploying complex digital marketing solutions on both the buy side and the sell side. Denis has also previously worked as a Senior Director of Corporate Development for Cox Media Group in Atlanta, GA helping to expand its portfolio of technology companies and Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York, gaining deep insight and understanding of sector specific companies along with strategic relationship management. Denis holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Trinity College Dublin, School of Mathematics & Science and later graduated with Honors from Columbia University Business School in New York.

Denis Connolly joined Claimatic in 2016. Prior to this, Denis has spent over 15 years working globally as an innovative sales & corporate development professional. He has consistently executed on multi- million dollar acquisitions in addition to driving large incremental sales revenues specifically in online automotive, media, software, advertising and the financial services sectors. He has extensive experience in managing key strategic corporate relationships with a host of Fortune 500 companies including Google & Prudential Group in the UK.

Prior to joining Claimatic, he was Vice President of Sales & Corporate Development at Ita Ventures LLC where he consulted with a number of European based digital advertising technology firms, deploying complex digital marketing solutions on both the buy side and the sell side. Denis has also previously worked as a Senior Director of Corporate Development for Cox Media Group in Atlanta, GA helping to expand its portfolio of technology companies and Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York, gaining deep insight and understanding of sector specific companies along with strategic relationship management. Denis holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Trinity College Dublin, School of Mathematics & Science and later graduated with Honors from Columbia University Business School in New York.

Matt Gillin

Matt Gillin

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Relay Network

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Matt is the CEO and co-founder of Relay Network (www.relaynetwork.com), an award-winning mobile engagement automation company helping service providers simplify and improve the customer experience. Matt has been an active technology entrepreneur and pioneer for over 20 years, and has been widely recognized for turning innovative ideas into successful businesses.

Matt is the CEO and co-founder of Relay Network (www.relaynetwork.com), an award-winning mobile engagement automation company helping service providers simplify and improve the customer experience. Matt has been an active technology entrepreneur and pioneer for over 20 years, and has been widely recognized for turning innovative ideas into successful businesses.

Daniel Mayer

Daniel Mayer

Chief Executive Officer, Expert Systems

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Daniel is a French-American dual national with 20 years international experience in Product Management & Strategic Marketing. His passion is in helping organizations cross the chasm and adopt emerging technologies for strategic impact. For the past 8 years he has been doing this in Text Analytics, a sub-segment of cognitive computing, that has been successfully adopted in Financial Services, Publishing, Life Sciences, and Manufacturing to deliver significant productivity gains and improved decision-making in all business functions.

Daniel is a French-American dual national with 20 years international experience in Product Management & Strategic Marketing. His passion is in helping organizations cross the chasm and adopt emerging technologies for strategic impact. For the past 8 years he has been doing this in Text Analytics, a sub-segment of cognitive computing, that has been successfully adopted in Financial Services, Publishing, Life Sciences, and Manufacturing to deliver significant productivity gains and improved decision-making in all business functions.

Paul Warga

Paul Warga

Vice President of Product and Innovation, IVANS Insurance Solutions

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Paul Warga is the Vice President of Product and Innovation for IVANS Insurance Solutions, a division of Applied Systems. Paul has a wide variety of leadership experience on implementing solutions for business and technical issues across software and web-based products, using effective development methodologies.

Paul Warga is the Vice President of Product and Innovation for IVANS Insurance Solutions, a division of Applied Systems. Paul has a wide variety of leadership experience on implementing solutions for business and technical issues across software and web-based products, using effective development methodologies.

Mark Sole

Mark Sole

CEO, Sipree

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Mark Sole is President and CEO of Sipree, Inc., a fintech company transforming commercial payments for global enterprises. Mark has 30+ years’ experience in Silicon Valley as an entrepreneur, investor and advisor to startups focused on enterprise use of services-oriented architectures, data management, network security, payments and financial services. He studied commercial payments at PayPal which lead to the founding of Sipree. Mark has spoken about payments innovation at numerous industry and investor events, including AWS Public Sector Summit, RegTech Enable, and Money & Ethics in Class Action Litigation.

Mark Sole is President and CEO of Sipree, Inc., a fintech company transforming commercial payments for global enterprises. Mark has 30+ years’ experience in Silicon Valley as an entrepreneur, investor and advisor to startups focused on enterprise use of services-oriented architectures, data management, network security, payments and financial services. He studied commercial payments at PayPal which lead to the founding of Sipree. Mark has spoken about payments innovation at numerous industry and investor events, including AWS Public Sector Summit, RegTech Enable, and Money & Ethics in Class Action Litigation.

Jeremy Jawish

Jeremy Jawish

Chief Executive Officer, Shift Technology

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Shift Technology’s CEO Jeremy Jawish was born in 1987. He studied mathematics at the premier French engineering university, Ecole Polytechnique. He first conceived the idea of Shift Technology with his co-founder Eric Sibony, during a joint internship at a global insurer where they were tasked with improving the insurance giant’s fraud detection techniques. Discovering that this area of insurance was ripe for disruption, they dedicated the following months to R&D ultimately becoming experts in the realm of insurance fraud. Soon thereafter in 2014, Jeremy launched Shift’s flagship product, Force™, and has since partnered with over 50 insurers around the world, opened offices in eight countries, and has grown the company to over 100 employees.

Shift Technology’s CEO Jeremy Jawish was born in 1987. He studied mathematics at the premier French engineering university, Ecole Polytechnique. He first conceived the idea of Shift Technology with his co-founder Eric Sibony, during a joint internship at a global insurer where they were tasked with improving the insurance giant’s fraud detection techniques. Discovering that this area of insurance was ripe for disruption, they dedicated the following months to R&D ultimately becoming experts in the realm of insurance fraud. Soon thereafter in 2014, Jeremy launched Shift’s flagship product, Force™, and has since partnered with over 50 insurers around the world, opened offices in eight countries, and has grown the company to over 100 employees.

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Alex Dalyac

Alex Dalyac

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Tractable

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Alex Dalyac is co-founder & CEO of Tractable, an artificial intelligence company specialized in visual tasks for traditional industries. The company’s current focus is insurance and automotive, where its AI predicts the cost to repair a vehicle based on photos of the damage. Its products are used by leading insurers in Europe and North America. Tractable was spun off from Alex’s research at Imperial College London, where he led the Computing department’s first industrial application of deep learning. Prior to research, Alex was a hedge fund quant, and an early employee of Lazada (acq Alibaba $1.5B).

Alex Dalyac is co-founder & CEO of Tractable, an artificial intelligence company specialized in visual tasks for traditional industries. The company’s current focus is insurance and automotive, where its AI predicts the cost to repair a vehicle based on photos of the damage. Its products are used by leading insurers in Europe and North America. Tractable was spun off from Alex’s research at Imperial College London, where he led the Computing department’s first industrial application of deep learning. Prior to research, Alex was a hedge fund quant, and an early employee of Lazada (acq Alibaba $1.5B).

Stephen Applebaum

Stephen Applebaum Chairman

Principal, Insurance Solutions Group

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Stephen Applebaum is Managing Partner, Insurance Solutions Group, and a subject matter expert and thought leader providing consulting, advisory, research and strategic M&A services to participants across the entire North American property & casualty insurance ecosystem focused on insurance information technology, claims, innovation, disruption, supply chain, vendor and performance management. Mr. Applebaum is also Senior Advisor to StoneRidge Advisors, an investment banking firm focused exclusively on the insurance industry.

Stephen is a frequent chairman, speaker, moderator and panelist at insurance industry conferences and a frequent contributor of thought leadership articles and papers to insurance industry publications and has a strong passion for coaching, mentoring, business process innovation, studying and applying disruptive technology, and managing organizational change in the property and casualty insurance industry and trading partner communities.

Stephen Applebaum is Managing Partner, Insurance Solutions Group, and a subject matter expert and thought leader providing consulting, advisory, research and strategic M&A services to participants across the entire North American property & casualty insurance ecosystem focused on insurance information technology, claims, innovation, disruption, supply chain, vendor and performance management. Mr. Applebaum is also Senior Advisor to StoneRidge Advisors, an investment banking firm focused exclusively on the insurance industry.

Stephen is a frequent chairman, speaker, moderator and panelist at insurance industry conferences and a frequent contributor of thought leadership articles and papers to insurance industry publications and has a strong passion for coaching, mentoring, business process innovation, studying and applying disruptive technology, and managing organizational change in the property and casualty insurance industry and trading partner communities.

Margaret Resce Milkint

Margaret Resce Milkint

Managing Partner, The Jacobson Group

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Margaret Resce Milkint is Managing Partner of The Jacobson Group and leads the firm’s U.S. Executive Search practice. She handles executive management and actuarial searches on a global basis in the areas of life, property and casualty, healthcare, reinsurance, and consulting (benefits, life and health, property and casualty) for the organization's retained search practice.

Margaret joined the firm more than 25 years ago and has successfully completed search engagements including Board of Director members, CEOs, CMOs, CFOs, COOs, CIOs, CROs, Chief Underwriters and Chief Actuaries. Her international search expertise encompasses disciplines such as actuarial, underwriting, risk, finance and investment, legal, IT, analytics, sales and marketing, and claims. She also plays a significant role in the continued development of the entire organization as a member of Jacobson’s Executive Management Team. Margaret is a key player in establishing cross-border relationships and broadening the firm’s global reach.

An active member of the insurance community, Margaret’s expertise on career and recruiting issues is widely-recognized by several industry publications and associations. As the co-founder of the Women’s Insurance Networking Group (WING), Margaret is a champion of diversity and equality in leadership in the insurance industry. WING was launched as a platform for networking among the insurance industry’s female leaders and enlightened males, those who understand the importance of diversity and equality in leadership in the insurance industry.

In addition to her role with WING, Margaret also sits on the steering committee for the Insurance Supper Club (ISC), which provides a network and forum for senior women in the insurance industry on a global basis. Margaret is also a Board Member of the Illinois Technology Foundation, focusing her involvement on the importance of communication, social media and networking skills for emerging technology professionals.


Margaret is based out of the firm’s U.S. Headquarters in Chicago and can be reached at mmilkint@jacobsononline.comor +1 (312) 884 0410.

Margaret Resce Milkint is Managing Partner of The Jacobson Group and leads the firm’s U.S. Executive Search practice. She handles executive management and actuarial searches on a global basis in the areas of life, property and casualty, healthcare, reinsurance, and consulting (benefits, life and health, property and casualty) for the organization's retained search practice.

Margaret joined the firm more than 25 years ago and has successfully completed search engagements including Board of Director members, CEOs, CMOs, CFOs, COOs, CIOs, CROs, Chief Underwriters and Chief Actuaries. Her international search expertise encompasses disciplines such as actuarial, underwriting, risk, finance and investment, legal, IT, analytics, sales and marketing, and claims. She also plays a significant role in the continued development of the entire organization as a member of Jacobson’s Executive Management Team. Margaret is a key player in establishing cross-border relationships and broadening the firm’s global reach.

An active member of the insurance community, Margaret’s expertise on career and recruiting issues is widely-recognized by several industry publications and associations. As the co-founder of the Women’s Insurance Networking Group (WING), Margaret is a champion of diversity and equality in leadership in the insurance industry. WING was launched as a platform for networking among the insurance industry’s female leaders and enlightened males, those who understand the importance of diversity and equality in leadership in the insurance industry.

In addition to her role with WING, Margaret also sits on the steering committee for the Insurance Supper Club (ISC), which provides a network and forum for senior women in the insurance industry on a global basis. Margaret is also a Board Member of the Illinois Technology Foundation, focusing her involvement on the importance of communication, social media and networking skills for emerging technology professionals.


Margaret is based out of the firm’s U.S. Headquarters in Chicago and can be reached at mmilkint@jacobsononline.comor +1 (312) 884 0410.

Emma Sheard

Emma Sheard

Head of Strategy, Insurance Nexus

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