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Leadership Team

Headshot of Dan Kazan.
Chief Executive Officer

Dan Kazan has helped transform and grow businesses in a wide range of industries, including financial technology, media, marketing, and information services. Before joining Insureon, the parent company of TechInsurance, he served as CEO and member of the board of directors of Rewards Network and Tribune Media Services (now known as Gracenote).

Headshot of Jeana Deninger.
Chief Operating Officer

Jeana Deninger has more than 20 years of experience growing B2B and B2C business at insurance and financial companies. She specializes in developing effective strategies across marketing, partnerships, sales, and customer success. She previously served in senior leadership roles at CoverHound, Motif Investing, and Charles Schwab.

Headshot of Yuri-ter Saakyants.
Chief Technology Officer

Yuri Ter-Saakyants oversees technology, engineering, development, and quality assurance at Insureon. He has more than 20 years of technology leadership experience, including previously serving as Senior VP of Development with MediaBank (now MediaOcean). He joined the Insureon team in February 2012.

Headshot of Steve Lorenc.
Chief Product Officer

Steve Lorenc has spent more than 25 years building technology products for multiple industries, including financial services, advertising, and e-commerce. Prior to joining Insureon, he held senior product, marketing, engineering, and operations roles at SPINS, Network Solutions, and Hewlett-Packard, and several other technology firms.

Headshot of Jeff Kroeger.
Executive Vice President, Strategy & Development

Jeff Kroeger has more than 10 years of experience in commercial insurance working with agents and brokers to help small business owners. He focuses on Insureon’s long-term strategy and B2B and SaaS businesses. He previously served as head of Strategic Partners and Programs at The Hartford.

Headshot of Jeanette Johnson.
Vice President of People

Jeanette Johnson has more than 15 years of experience leading HR at high growth technology companies. She is a strategic leader and a subject matter expert on company culture, performance, and talent development. At Insureon, she leads talent acquisition, organizational development, and performance management programs.

Board members

Chairman of the Board, Co-founder

Michael Cline is the founder and a managing partner of Accretive, a venture capital and private equity firm. In addition to co-founding Insureon (the parent company of TechInsurance), he has founded several companies, including Fandango, R1 CRM, Accolade, Everspring, and Accumen. He was previously a general partner at General Atlantic and an associate at McKinsey & Company.

Board Member, CEO

Dan Kazan has helped transform and grow businesses in a wide range of industries, including financial technology, media, marketing, and information services. Before joining Insureon, he served as CEO and member of the board of directors of Rewards Network. Prior to that, Dan was CEO of Tribune Media Services and held various senior roles at Tribune Company.

Board Member

Patricia Kemp is a co-founder and general partner at Oak HC / FT and a board member at several successful technology and fintech companies. She has nearly 20 years of experience investing in growth and early-stage venture companies, primarily in financial services technology. She previously held roles at Cendant, Hewlett-Packard, and Merrill Lynch.

Board Member, Co-founder

Jim Cochran is an Insureon co-founder and member of the board. Jim played an integral role in creating affiliated brands TechInsurance and Business Insurance Now before Insureon was founded in 2011. He has led the industry in developing innovative technology that streamlines the business insurance application, underwriting, and rating processes.

Board Member

In addition to being a member of Insureon’s Board of Directors, John Strong is the chairman of the board and CEO of Bankers Financial Corporation. He has held executive-level positions in the insurance industry for nearly a decade. He was previously the president and managing partner of Greensboro Radiology, where he served as a practicing physician for 15 years.

Board Member

A board member of Insureon, Edgar Bronfman, Jr. is also a managing partner at Accretive and serves on the boards of several companies, including Accolade and Everspring. He is the former chairman and CEO of Warner Music Group.

Board Member

Kabir Syed is a highly successful executive in the insurance and insurtech sectors. He is the founder and former CEO of RiskMatch, a leading market relationship management and analytical platform for the insurance industry. Prior to founding RiskMatch, Kabir held various senior positions at Marsh, Inc. Earlier in his career, he held roles at NCCI and Johnson & Higgins.

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