In 2007, the Entrepreneurial Insurance Symposium was created by MarketScout as a medium to profile innovation in the insurance industry. Creative, forward thinking insurers, intermediaries and agents participate in the symposium by sharing new ideas and concepts which will improve the process of insurance underwriting, distribution and technology. The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research supports entrepreneurialism and as such has joined with MarketScout in a collective effort to foster creativity and new thought in the insurance industry.
About the Symposium
The Entrepreneurial Insurance Symposium provides excellent speaker lineups, profiling the most prolific and innovative executives in the insurance industry. In previous years, leading insurance innovators, entrepreneurs, risk managers and CEO's from several of the top insurance companies presented and discussed new insurance distribution, underwriting and technology solutions.
The Entrepreneurial Insurance Symposium offers an excellent opportunity to interface with the insurance industry's most innovative thinkers. Attendees represent insurers, intermediaries, agents, investors, technology companies, risk managers and many others, all of whom search for creative, cutting-edge ideas which will give them a competitive advantage.
Sponsors & Exhibitors
MarketScout, with support from Microsoft and The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research, will select finalists for the Entrepreneurial Insurance Awards. 2011 Entrepreneurial Award submissions are now being accepted. Submissions must be received by September 1, 2011. Winners will be announced at the Entrepreneurial Insurance Symposium.
The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research has approved The Entrepreneurial Insurance Symposium as an annual update for dues-paid CIC and CRM designation holders.
CIC/CRM Update & CE Credits
Paul Binsfeld has over 20 years of experience in the workers compensation industry. By working with many different types of employers, he identified a common need for early intervention in the workers compensation claims and injury management process.
Ross is a founding member of PURE Risk Management. Under his leadership as President & Chief Executive Officer, Privilege Underwriters, Inc., Ross has overseen and continues to drive the long term strategic growth and success of the PURE Group of Insurance Companies.
Robert D. Byler was appointed President/Head of Program Business for QBE the Americas in 2010. He oversees market development and relationship management with QBE's program business partners. With more than 30 years in the insurance industry, Byler has led several program businesses.
As the founder and CEO of Astonish Results, DeGraide and his team are the driving forces behind a vision to help insurance agencies across the country grow their businesses by using the Internet.
Peter J. Eastwood is President and Chief Executive Officer of Chartis U.S. and President and Chief Executive Officer of Lexington Insurance Company, a Chartis company. Mr. Eastwood holds an MBA from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
Rick has more than 25 years of leadership and experience in acquiring, building and operating insurance brokerage firms. Over the past 8 years he has led more than 100 acquisitions, representing over $400 million in revenue.
MSW was formed in 2010 by Glenn and MarketScout, Inc. , one of commercial insurances’ leading ecommerce and specialty program operations. During his 24 years in the insurance industry Hargrove has been a leading producer, a successful manager, an innovative CEO and an industry leader.
Alan Jay Kaufman is the founding senior partner of a Farmington Hills, Michigan based law firm, Kaufman Payton & Chapa. He also is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of H.W. Kaufman Financial Group, Inc. / Burns & Wilcox Ltd. and Kaufman Group Insurance Companies.
Richard Kerr is Chairman and CEO of MarketScout Corporation. MarketScout.com is a Dallas, Texas-based electronic insurance exchange, which underwrites and distributes hundreds of product lines to its 35,000-member agency network across the United States.
Michael H. Lee founded Tower Insurance Company of New York in 1990. Today, he serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tower Group, Inc., a publicly traded holding company headquartered in New York City.
LoriAnn is responsible for the management of the distribution strategy, marketing, branding, P&L and the regional management structure and operational oversight of Navigator’s 17 field offices in order to effectively matrix with the product line management structure that had been in place.
Jay has fifteen years of insurance investment banking experience focused on providing mergers and acquisitions and capital raising services to insurance and insurance services companies.
Susan Rivera is President & CEO of V3 Insurance Partners LLC. Prior to forming V3, Susan was President of QBE Specialty and Head of Actuarial for QBE the Americas.
Sawyer has helped to lead Astonish Results into a national spotlight, being recognized as one of the top internet marketing companies in the United States and the fastest growing company in Rhode Island two consecutive years.
Doug has over twenty years of investment banking experience focused primarily on mergers and acquisitions for the insurance industry and served as Managing Director in the Insurance Mergers and Acquisitions Groups at both Lehman Brothers and Salomon Smith Barney.
Hank has 30 years of experience in the insurance industry and has held a range of underwriting, client management and leadership positions in the United States and Europe at Chubb, Barney & Barney, Johnson & Higgins, Marsh and HRH.