Joe’s passion for shaping radical change of broken systems led him to go all in on something he cared deeply about: improving the lives of others. Over the last two decades he navigated his way through the world of complex, high hazard commercial insurance - from underwriting, to sales, to agency ownership - his experiences all culminating in Insurate. His entire insurance career has been devoted to understanding the unique differences between companies that are often overlooked or misunderstood by traditional insurance methods. He has extensive knowledge of the industrial market, having underwritten and secured tens of millions of complex casualty premiums over his career. As a licensed property/casualty agent and consultant for nearly two decades, he holds advanced designations in risk management, commercial underwriting (CPCU), and workers' compensation. Enlisting in the National Guard at 17, and being activated after 9/11 to several combat deployments, ultimately serving for 20 years, Joe’s life has been dedicated to the service of others.
Scott’s lifetime of success is attributed to his passion for building up those around him and developing great leaders. As co-founder and President of Insurate, Scott’s thoughtful approach to venture building has enabled much of our success to date. Before Insurate, Scott served as President of Radian Labs, LLC – an intellectual property licensing firm holding aerospace technology patents with customers including Nike, Under Armour, and Bauer. Previously, Scott served as President of mobile Caller ID firm Cequint, a startup that became an embedded technology partner to four of the top five U.S. mobile operators including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint; and was acquired by Transaction Network Services (NYSE:TNSI). In his earlier career, Scott spent 6 years at Research in Motion/BlackBerry, managing the company’s launch of BlackBerry mobile phones in the US with AT&T Wireless, growing the relationship from inception to $900M in annual revenues. Scott has a BA from the University of Washington and a Master’s from Duke University where he remains active with Duke Law School’s Entrepreneurship Program.
As the Chief Risk Officer at Insurate, Abby Ferri has over 20 years of experience providing practical, creative, and innovative risk and safety management solutions for many industries. From construction to healthcare and everything in between - Abby is a valuable asset in all areas of worker safety and health. Some notable moments in her illustrious career include leading the ASSP/ISEA technical report committee establishing guidelines for the fit and selection of PPE for women, establishing safety education for construction management students, leading an international professional society’s women in safety group, and receiving multiple awards including the International Safety Equipment Association’s Distinguished Service Award and ASSP’s Safety Professional of the Year. Other accomplishments under her belt include speaking at conferences throughout the US and global events virtually, founding and cohosting the global top 200 podcast “Safety Justice League,” and leading several initiatives to increase girls’ interest in trades and EHS careers.
As co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of Insurate, Hossein Mousavi also oversees product data analytics. For decades, Hossein has repeatedly demonstrated his ability to lead complicated projects from inception to success. A career of challenging the status quo to build companies of the future, Hossein’s success is attributed to his ability to translate complex ideas and systems into easy-to-use products. Prior to Insurate, he served as the managing partner of an aerospace industry investment firm, the CEO of Cequint, a cofounder at mPoria - a mobile commerce company partly purchased by Sega-Sami of Japan - at Microsoft as a senior manager directing the company's e-commerce solution, as a key member of the executive team at AskMe.com – one of the largest early online companies, and as the co-founder of eCentives, an early internet start-up company that was subsequently taken public. Hossein holds two undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from the University of Rhode Island, and an MBA from Darden at the University of Virginia.
An Actuarial Science graduate from Bradley University, Josh Dunmire has enjoyed a comprehensive journey through all facets of the insurance industry. Prior to Insurate, Josh was Vice President at Encova Insurance, where he played an integral part in the merger of Brickstreet and Motorists Insurance, becoming one of America's top 20 mutual insurance companies. His prior field underwriting and agency experience allows him to see companies for more than what’s on an application. Josh’s connection to workers' comp is personal, having lost his father in a construction accident in 2008. Josh knows how important workers' comp can be for those who are dealing with tragedy. Building the underwriting company of the future motivates Josh to redefine risk.
Insurate’s Chief Claims Officer, Naomi Wilson, has been revolutionizing the workers' comp claims space for years. She’s held management and executive positions at various workers' comp insurance companies including Berkshire Hathaway, most recently as a co-founder of a successful new workers' comp carrier. She has built multiple top-tier claims operations, achieving what few could dream of when it comes to quick claim resolutions with low ultimate costs. Naomi comes to Insurate knowing that to achieve outstanding outcomes, every component of a claim matters as much as the compassionate treatment of injured employees.
With 22 years of industry experience and an extensive resume with Fortune 500 companies like Airbnb and Amazon, James Robinson knows what it takes to stand out in today's marketplace. With creativity in his veins, this award-winning creator is constantly working on new ideas that can bring success to all corners of the world. His passion for his work sets him apart from the rest: the desire to build great companies through meaningful engagement and humanizing brands.
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