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Alex Tsetsenekos is the Head of Business Development for MGAero Risk Solutions. Recently, Alex was the founder of Archimedes Analytics LLC, a firm that provides insurance, data and technology consulting services throughout the insurance value chain. For insurance clients or InsureTech startups, Alex has addressed a variety of client needs including:

  • Interim Chief Underwriting Officer for a new Homeowners carrier
  • Policy and U/W guideline development
  • Data strategy development & implementation (quote, bind & post bind)
  • Workflow optimization for new consumer offerings in the direct channel
  • U/W Compliance reviews for Consumer oriented products (state and Federal)

Prior to starting Archimedes, Alex spent 19 years with various insurance carriers and 3rd party providers in a variety of leadership positions in the areas of distribution, product management, underwriting, data management, strategy, system implementation & operations management.

Alex received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston University and his Masters in Business Administration from Northeastern University.


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Rick McCathron brings 25 years of P&C experience to his role as Hippo’s Head of Insurance. Rick is a Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter and a Certified Insurance Counselor and has held senior executive positions at well-respected insurance companies including First Connect Insurance as its President & CEO, Superior Access Insurance as its President & CEO and Mercury Insurance Group (NYSE-MCY) as its Regional Vice President.  At Mercury, Rick had full P&L responsibility overseeing underwriting, claims, product, pricing and distribution for half of Mercury’s operations geographically.  At First Connect, Rick shifted the paradigm and brought to market an entirely new way of thinking about car insurance.  Rick has a passion to modernize the insurance industry from underwriting, distribution, product design, to customer service and consumer expectations.  Rick found the perfect fit at Hippo Insurance.

 

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Ty Sagalow is a founding member of Lemonade. Founded in 2015, Lemonade is the first licensed and regulated InsureTech insurance company in the United States. Lemonade offers homeowners and renters insurance powered by artificial intelligence and behavioral economics. Launched in September 2016 in New York, Lemonade Insurance Company is operating in both New York, California and Illinois (as of 5/10/17) with expected operations in multiple additional states in the coming weeks and months. On July 1, 2017, Ty retired from his position as Chief Insurance Officer of Lemonade but continues as a board member of the Lemonade Insurance Company, and regularly advises other companies in the Fintech/InsurTech space.

Ty is a 36 year senior insurance executive veteran. Most of Ty’s career was spent at AIG where over a 25 year period he held various positions including Chief Underwriting Officer and General Counsel of AIG Executive Liability (D&O, E&O), Chief Operating Officer of AIG eBusiness Risk Solutions (Cyber insurance) and President of AIG Product Development. Following AIG, he was Chief Innovation Officer of Zurich North American and Chief Innovation Officer of Tower Group. Immediately prior to Lemonade, Ty founded Innovation Insurance Group, LLC, a premier consulting firm to the insurance industry.

Mr. Sagalow is considered on the world’s experts in innovation in the insurance industry having been credited with creating various insurance products including Y2k Insurance, (Entity Cover) Directors and Officers Insurance, Cyber insurance, Reputation Insurance, Collectible Authenticity Insurance and Intellectual Property Collateral Insurance. He is also the host of the series Innovations in Insurance With Ty Sagalow and What’s New in Insurance, both produced by World Risk and Insurance News.

Mr. Sagalow is a frequent author and speaker. His works include @Risk: Internet and E-Commerce Insurance and Reinsurance Legal Issues and Directors & Officers Insurance Handbook.  He has appeared on CNBC, WPIX-TV, FOX, PBS and Bloomberg Radio, and he has spoken before various tech, legal and insurance forums on issues including the White House, Department of Homeland Security, and Congress. For the past two years, Mr. Sagalow has been a frequent speaker on InsureTech issues and insurance innovation.

Mr. Sagalow is a cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and holds a LLM (Master of Laws) from New York University Law School.


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Seth Simon is Director of Claims for Slice Insurance Technologies, a New York based insurance startup providing insurance for sharing economy risks including homeshare and rideshare.  For 20 years, he has held Claims and Training leadership roles with State Farm, AIG and Chubb with a focus on personal home and auto risks, and the special needs of high net worth customers.  Seth leads insurance teams by cultivating an understanding of insurance products and the importance of delivering exceptional customer service.   He regularly lectures to international audiences on insurance topics and holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in the Sciences from City University of NY as well as AIC, CPCU, broker and adjuster certifications.

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Tim McDermott, CPCU, ARe, is currently a Multi-line Underwriter and Product Manager for Munich Re Digital Partners, a global venture designed to develop innovative propositions with digital insurance start-ups and digital verticals. Tim is responsible for managing the product development, underwriting, growth, and profitability of various commercial insurance portfolios.

Previously, Tim was an Insurance Programs Underwriter in Munich Re’s Specialty Markets Division, where he held similar responsibilities for the large broker and bank-owned PA/MGA client group. His underwriting experience extends across several classes and lines of business, including commercial property, general liability, auto liability, workers compensation, and professional liability.

Tim earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Temple University, where he majored in Risk Management & Insurance, and holds the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Reinsurance (ARe) professional designations.

Tim is a native of Philadelphia, and currently lives in Langhorne, PA. He is active in his community and serves on the board of directors of a local non-profit organization.

 

 

M. Steven DeCarlo has served as chief executive officer of AmWINS Group, Inc. and a member of the AmWINS board of directors since December 2000. DeCarlo began his career with Crum & Forster and later joined The London Agency (today part of Chubb) as its chief financial officer. DeCarlo was a founding partner of Royal Specialty Underwriting (RSUI), serving as executive vice president and chief financial officer and later becoming senior vice president of Royal & SunAlliance USA. In 2009, DeCarlo received Ernst & Young LLC's prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year® award in the Carolinas for the financial services category.



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Commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour's Final Mission & Space and Aviation Contributor for NBC News/MSNBC

NASA space mission commander and American hero Captain Mark Kelly demonstrates how focus, dedication and persistence can help you tap into your potential to succeed in any competitive setting.

With an extraordinary career of service to our military, our nation and humanity, Mark has secured his place in history as a role model, modern-day pioneer, and leader of distinction. Together with his identical twin brother, Scott, he has laid the groundwork for the future of space exploration as the subjects of an unprecedented NASA study on how space affects the human body.

Mark captivates audiences with lessons learned from his extensive travels and experiences in the Navy, outer space and on the ground. From leading teams in some of the most dynamic environments imaginable, to the thrill of spaceflight, and the recovery and resilience of his wife Gabrielle Giffords, he reveals the foundations for success so you can accomplish your mission in life and work.



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Coleman serves as a Managing Member at Anchor Management, LLC a special asset investment group in Annapolis, MD.

Previously, as an operating partner with Anchor Management, Coleman served as the President/CEO of Immediate Response Technologies, a manufacturer of life safety equipment. He guided the turn-around, stabilization, and eventual sale of the company. Before joining Anchor Management, he served as a senior manager at CrossLead, a niche operations analysis consulting firm.

Coleman is a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and former US Naval Officer in the Naval Special Warfare community (U.S. Navy SEALs). He spent 13 years on active duty in the U.S. Navy ultimately serving overseas during six operational combat deployments in both the Afghanistan and Iraq theaters of war. He’s served as troop commander, joint task force commander, and executive officer. While serving in Navy’s special mission unit, Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG) in Virginia Beach, he led hundreds of operations and sensitive military programs. Coleman also served in U.S. Embassies in both Yemen and Kenya working directly with the Ambassador’s country team and the host nation.

While in special operations, Coleman also served as a Training Officer at both the basic and advanced Naval Special Warfare (SEAL) training schools. He led the training and development of approximately 800 basic and advanced special operations students through the military’s most high-risk training programs, including the infamous Hell Week in BUD/S training.

Since completing active duty service in 2011, Coleman has also served as the Executive Director of Carry The Load in Dallas, TX, a 501(c)3, as a board member at Tip of the Spear, a veteran-focused non-profit, and member of the Station Foundation’s veteran transition programs.

Coleman has served as an informal advisor to numerous collegiate and professional athletic teams and participates with a community of professionals and practitioners in an ongoing research project called Mission Critical Teams at the University of Pennsylvania.

Coleman graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. in Mathematics and earned an MBA in Finance at the Government School of Business & Public Policy from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. He lives in Annapolis, MD with his wife Bridget Ruiz and their three children, Coleman (age 13), Ben (age 10), and Oliver (age 7). 

Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers — The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and now, his latest, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants. He has been named one of the 100 most influential people by TIME magazine and one of the Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers.

He has explored how ideas spread in The Tipping Point, decision making in Blink, and the roots of success in Outliers. With his latest book, David and Goliath, he examines our understanding of the advantages of disadvantages, arguing that we have underestimated the value of adversity and over-estimated the value of privilege.

Malcolm’s next book was actually a 10-part podcast titled Revisionist History. In the weekly podcast, Malcolm re-examined an overlooked or misunderstood aspect of past events.

He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996. He has won a national magazine award and been honored by the American Psychological Society and the American Sociological Society. He was previously a reporter for The Washington Post.

 

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  • Staff writer for The New Yorker
  • Author, The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw and David and Goliath
  • Member of the Order of Canada
  • Honorary doctorate of letters, University of Toronto
  • Former science and medicine writer for The Washington Post
  • Winner, National Magazine Award



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Retired Navy SEAL Coleman Ruiz recently spoke to attendees at the 16th Annual Summit about attaining functional excellence, maintaining mental and physical toughness, advancing team dynamics and developing a Warrior Mindset. He provided an extensive list of reading and resources during his presentation. We are happy to share some of his top picks with you. 


Recommended reading from Coleman Ruiz:

  • Spark
  • How Children Succeed
  • Team of Teams
  • Endurance
  • Natural Born Heroes
  • Courageous Follower
  • Close to the Wind
  • Meditations
  • Man’s Search for Meaning


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Other items to watch:

An interview with USNA Alumni Association

A leadership video of a project at the US Naval Academy


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Mr. Ruiz is a former US Naval Officer in the Naval Special Warfare community (Navy SEALs). He spent 13 years on active duty across increasing levels of responsibility, including six operational combat deployments in both the Afghanistan and Iraq theaters of war, in both troop and joint task force command. His final tour of duty was part of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG) in Virginia Beach, one of the U.S. military’s most elite Special Forces units. While at NSWDG he led hundreds of operations and sensitive military programs requiring coordination across the most senior levels of the U.S. government, including serving two U.S. Ambassador’s in both Yemen and Kenya.

Mr. Ruiz graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. in Mathematics and earned an MBA in Finance at the Government School of Business & Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.  Read full bio...

Sean Kevelighan joined the Insurance Information Institute as President and Chief Executive Officer in August 2016. Previously, he was Group Head of Public Affairs for Zurich Insurance Group where he oversaw Government and Industry Affairs as well as Corporate Responsibility. He joined Zurich in May 2013 as Head of Government and Industry Affairs for North America, with responsibility for driving the public policy agenda in the region. Prior to that, he worked at Citigroup, Inc., as Head of Strategic Communications for its Global Consumer Banking business, and for Zurich, as Head of Group Media Relations in North America. He has served in various public sector posts in Washington, D.C.

As a political appointee in the administration of President George W. Bush, he served first in the Department of Treasury as a spokesperson for economic issues, and eventually became Senior Advisor for the Office of Tax Policy. He was also the Press Secretary for the White House Office of Management and Budget. Additionally, he worked on Capitol Hill, serving on the staff of members of Congress; most notably as Legislative Director for Representative Bob Schaffer of Colorado. Sean's private sector experience in Washington, D.C. included positions at public affairs firms such as Edelman and Hill & Knowlton. He advised numerous multinational and FORTUNE 100 corporate clients on policy issue management programs, corporate reputation campaigns and crisis communications.

Sean is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder. He and his wife Annik have two children. He is an avid enthusiast of exercise and outdoors, participating regularly in triathlons and other sporting events.

Coleman serves as a Managing Member at Anchor Management, LLC a special asset investment group in Annapolis, MD.

Previously, as an operating partner with Anchor Management, Coleman served as the President/CEO of Immediate Response Technologies, a manufacturer of life safety equipment. He guided the turn-around, stabilization, and eventual sale of the company. Before joining Anchor Management, he served as a senior manager at CrossLead, a niche operations analysis consulting firm.

Coleman is a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and former US Naval Officer in the Naval Special Warfare community (U.S. Navy SEALs). He spent 13 years on active duty in the U.S. Navy ultimately serving overseas during six operational combat deployments in both the Afghanistan and Iraq theaters of war. He’s served as troop commander, joint task force commander, and executive officer. While serving in Navy’s special mission unit, Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG) in Virginia Beach, he led hundreds of operations and sensitive military programs. Coleman also served in U.S. Embassies in both Yemen and Kenya working directly with the Ambassador’s country team and the host nation.

While in special operations, Coleman also served as a Training Officer at both the basic and advanced Naval Special Warfare (SEAL) training schools. He led the training and development of approximately 800 basic and advanced special operations students through the military’s most high-risk training programs, including the infamous Hell Week in BUD/S training.

Since completing active duty service in 2011, Coleman has also served as the Executive Director of Carry The Load in Dallas, TX, a 501(c)3, as a board member at Tip of the Spear, a veteran-focused non-profit, and member of the Station Foundation’s veteran transition programs.

Coleman has served as an informal advisor to numerous collegiate and professional athletic teams and participates with a community of professionals and practitioners in an ongoing research project called Mission Critical Teams at the University of Pennsylvania.

Coleman graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. in Mathematics and earned an MBA in Finance at the Government School of Business & Public Policy from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. He lives in Annapolis, MD with his wife Bridget Ruiz and their three children, Coleman (age 13), Ben (age 10), and Oliver (age 7). 

Legendary quarterback Peyton Manning, the NFL’s only five-time Most Valuable Player and a 14-time Pro Bowl selection, has earned his place among the greatest quarterbacks in league history as the active leader in nearly every statistical passing category.

This past season, Manning led the Denver Broncos to a 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, making him the first starting quarterback in NFL history to win a Super Bowl with two different teams.

Since entering the NFL in 1998 with the Indianapolis Colts as the first overall draft pick, Manning has thrown the most career touchdown passes in league history in addition to ranking first all-time in wins by a starting quarterback (200), completions and passing yards.

Named a first-team All-Pro selection by the Associated Press on seven occasions, Manning owns more postseason berths and 300-yard passing games than any quarterback in NFL history. A native of New Orleans, he was named the No. 1 greatest athlete to hail from the state of Louisiana by The Times-Picayune.

In 2013, Manning was named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated. In his first year with the Broncos in 2012—and after missing the entire 2011 campaign with a neck injury—Manning finished as the Associated Press NFL Comeback Player of the Year and runner-up for the league’s MVP.

During his first 14 NFL seasons with the Colts, Manning set club records in nearly every career passing category. He led the franchise to its first World Championship in 36 years during the 2006 season, earning MVP honors in the Colts’ 29-17 win over the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI.

During his time at the University of Tennessee, Manning epitomized the term “student-athlete.” He claimed 43 records at the school, conference and national levels while graduating with Phi Beta Kappa honors.

He led Tennessee to an SEC Championship as a senior in 1997 and earned consensus All-America honors. Following his senior season, Manning was honored with the Sullivan Award for the nation’s top amateur athlete based on character, leadership, athletic ability and the ideals of amateurism.

Manning attended Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans, where he was named Gatorade Circle of Champions National Player of the Year and Columbus (Ohio) Touchdown Club National Offensive Player of the Year as a senior.

For his actions off the field, Manning was honored as the recipient of the Byron “Whizzer” White Humanitarian Award and the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2005 as well as the Bart Starr Award in 2015.

Manning serves as a member of the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet and The Pat Summit Foundation Advisory Board. He and his wife, Ashley, established the PeyBack Foundation in 1999 to promote the future success of disadvantaged youth by assisting programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities for children at risk.

The PeyBack Foundation has provided more than $10 million of impact to at-risk youth through its grants and programs since its inception.

Manning continues to maintain a strong relationship with St. Vincent’s Children’s Hospital (Indianapolis), which in 2007 was renamed the “Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent.”

Manning’s father, Archie, was an All-American at the University of Mississippi in 1969 and 1970 and had a 14-year playing career in the NFL with New Orleans (1971-82), Houston (1982-83) and Minnesota (1983-84). His brother, Eli, also attended Ole Miss and was named the MVP of Super Bowls XLII and XLVI with the New York Giants.

Peyton Williams Manning was born on March 24, 1976, in New Orleans. He and Ashley have twins—a boy and a girl, Marshall Williams and Mosley Thompson.

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