Jeff is a 25+ year veteran of the P&C Industry who has experienced the market from multiple perspectives. He has worked for a super-regional multi-line carrier; an innovative group of single-state personal-lines carriers; and he founded and led a successful IT and business process outsourcing company for a dozen years. Most recently Jeff founded Market Luminary with a primary goal of bringing social media community constructs to vertical business markets.
In Memorium: Ken was a 30+ year veteran of the P&C Industry who has experienced the industry from multiple perspectives. He held roles with carriers in both the claims - as adjuster, supervisor and claims manager - and systems in application development. He worked for both start-up and larger carriers, specializing in Liability and Workers Compensation claims handling. He worked for multiple vendors in sales and marketing positions, as well. He was our first "Luminary", and he left us too soon.
Deep P&C insurance business and technology experience coupled with an uncanny ability to effectively ask questions, communicate, and connect. Working within the P&C industry since 1972, experience includes vendors, insurance companies, agencies, brokers, MGA's, ACORD, industry analysts. Portals, agency interface, rating, underwriting, policy, billing, claims, reinsurance and reporting/analytics are some of the business/technology arenas of personal involvement.
Darren brings to Market Luminary over thirty years’ experience in the P&C insurance industry. Darren has held a number of key positions for startup and mid-size insurance services companies providing growth strategies, P&L management, budget development, expense control, resource deployment and building account relationships .
Darren has also built Sales and Marketing infrastructures from the ground up and whose team drove bookings in excess of $100M.
David is a P&C Insurance professional with over 30 years of experience working as an executive in sales and marketing for both large fortune 500 software companies and venture capital funded start-up companies. The majority of his experience has been launching new products and services into the market. (More Here)
Mr. Jiencke has more than 25 years of deep technical and development background, and a strong set of entrepreneurial experiences. He holds multiple technical designations, including CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional) and MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) and he is a certified DBA for Oracle, SQL Server and Sybase. He has held various senior level technology management and technical positions with high tech companies, insurance carriers, and start-ups.
Strategic and Innovation drive repeatable growth, listening to voice of customer directly and through inbound/outbound marketing evolves product roadmap and messaging, developing product using 3rd party vendor management (buy vs build) to increase speed to market, creating relationships, quality improvement and demand generation.
Insurance guy who has been in the P & C business for 25 years in various capacities for agencies, carriers, technology companies and insurance associations. Technical columnist for an insurance magazine, subject matter expert on the Exam Review Committee for the New York Property and Casualty insurance licensing and Adjusters licensing examinations; as well as an instructor and other various insurance "stuff".
Ben is an experienced P&C industry business development specialist who has spent time with our industries most recognizable and respected research firms, such as Celent, Forrester, Novarica and SMA. Through his responsibilities managing accounts and selling products / services to insurance industry vendors, carriers and agents, Ben has gained unique insight regarding Business/IT strategy, current and future technology trends, sales and marketing processes, and account management practices.
Bill Jenkins possesses over 30 years experience in the insurance business in a number of various executive management positions. He has 15 years experience as a CIO and has held the positions of top Human Resources Executive, Strategic Planning Officer and Data Management Officer. He created and led a major insurance carrier’s Project Management Office and has significant hands-on system development experience and expertise. He has won numerous leadership awards, holds seats on several boards, and is a frequent speaker at industry events. Bill founded and currently leads Agile Insurance Analytics (AIA), a data management/business intelligence/predictive analytics consultancy concentrating in the insurance industry.
Chirag is an insurance CEO with expertise in Distribution, Insurance Software and Sales. He is an executive, Board member and consultant. He founded and grew the first independent automated cross-sell platform in the insurance industry, used by prominent carriers and agencies. Earlier in his career he worked under Chairman Greenspan with the Federal Reserve Board and has worked as an investment banker with Goldman Sachs. He is a graduate of Harvard and the University of Chicago.
Desiree is an accomplished leader with twenty eight years of experience for a P&C Insurance Carrier and presently working as a Consultant. She has been involved in every project phase from ideation to implementation. She has deep negotiation experience and influencing skills, and adapts processes in support of changing business and IT conditions. She has created high performing teams, motivating others to deliver and implement on time and within budget.
Ed Rafter possesses over 30 years of experience in the insurance business. He has served in C-level roles at CIGNA, Prudential, Everest National, and Global Indemnity. Ed is the Founder and CEO of Rafter Consulting, where he currently works with the federal government on independent verification and validation of processes and organizational technology structures in an effort to reduce tens of millions of dollars in unnecessary expense.
Gary is an experienced insurance executive and entrepreneur with deep knowledge of agency operations, company operations, claims handling, litigation and marketing. While his career in the insurance industry has been primarily on the distribution side of the industry, Gary has been heavily involved in vendor and technology evaluation and implementation, and has a deep understanding of the application of current technologies to address agency and carrier needs.
Senior Project Manager with 19 years of I.T experience, mainly focusing on handling Insurance projects in U.S and European market. Expert in helping organizations manage the integration of offshore and onshore project resources. Has significant exposure in the verticals of Property & Casualty Insurance and Healthcare. Deep knowledge in navigating large Enterprise application needs, including requirement gathering, analysis, testing and deployment.