Managing Partner, Insurance Solutions Group & Senior Advisor, StoneRidge Advisors, LLC
Stephen Applebaum is a subject matter expert and thought leader providing consulting, advisory and strategic M&A services to participants in the North American Property & Casualty Insurance ecosystem covering insurance information technology, claims, innovation, supply chain, vendor and performance management.
As Senior Advisor to StoneRidge Advisors, an investment banking and advisory firm exclusively focused on insurance claims and services, he works with the firm to expand their insurance technology M&A advisory and consulting services.
Stephen is a frequent chairman, guest speaker and panelist at insurance industry conferences and contributor to major insurance industry publications and has a passion for coaching, mentoring, business process innovation and constructive transformation, applying disruptive technology, and managing organizational change in the North American property & casualty insurance industry and trading partner communities.
Senior Vice President of Client Engagement
Jeffery Batiste is Senior Vice President of Client Engagement, Vertical Markets at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. In this role, he is responsible for leading an organization of managers and account managers across the U.S. that are directly responsible for the day-to-day sales, support and satisfaction of our Life, Commercial, and Acquisition & Retention customers. Jeffery joined LexisNexis in 2013 and has over 20 years of direct sales, management and leadership experience in insurance, data & analytics and consumer packaged goods industries.
Prior to LexisNexis, he held a variety of leadership roles in sales and sales management at Progressive, AIG, and Travelers.
Vice President, Product Management
Victor Bayus is Vice President, Product Management Insurance, for the Risk Solutions business of LexisNexis. He joined the organization in 2010 and is responsible for managing existing products and developing new data solutions for the insurance industry.
Prior to joining LexisNexis, Victor spent 11 years at S1 Corporation in product management where he was responsible for launching and growing insurance and financial services software solutions. Victor also spent more than six years in consulting roles with firms such as McCall Consulting Group and Accenture.
Victor earned a bachelor of science degree in economics from Allegheny College and a master's in business administration from the College of William and Mary.
Senior Vice President, Analytics
John Beal is Senior Vice President, Insurance Modeling Services, for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. He is responsible for leading the company’s insurance analytics and modeling products and services. With more than 20 years of experience in data and analytics across the insurance and financial services industries and market-leading innovations, John and his team develop incremental predictive uses of existing data and processes with a strong focus on developing personal and commercial lines credit-based loss models as well as new non-credit industry solutions.
Prior to LexisNexis, he held key leadership roles at First Union National Bank in Charlotte, where he was vice president, credit and market analytics within the quantitative analysis group, and at Citicorp Bankcard, where he served as assistant vice president, credit policy department.
Senior Marketing Manager, Life
Donnamarie D. Blake is Senior Marketing Manager, Life Vertical Strategy in the Life Insurance Vertical at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. In this role, she is responsible for driving new Life initiatives through the development process, conducting research on the Life marketplace, publishing competitive intelligence reports, and developing trend analysis. Since she joined LexisNexis in June of 2012, Donnamarie has worked on the design and development of several new products for the life market. Donnamarie works with the product management and technology teams to develop the processes that will align and facilitate the strategies of the Life Vertical.
Prior to LexisNexis, Donnamarie worked in project management and product development at Nationwide Insurance, implementing a project management tool, various process improvements, process measurement and benchmarking solutions.
Donnamarie has degrees in computer science and business operation from DeVry University. She also has a master’s certificate in software engineering and a master's in business administration from Central Michigan University. She is a member of the national and local project management association, and is a certified project manager.
Senior Product Manager, Product Management
Vincent Braddy is Sr. Product Manager, Product Management, Insurance, for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. He joined the organization in 2017 with 12 years in the industry and is responsible for developing and maintaining contributory databases and products that serve auto and home insurance carriers throughout the policy lifecycle. Vincent is a licensed property and casualty insurance professional with extensive experience in underwriting, process improvement, and product management. Vincent holds a bachelor of arts degree in speech communication from the University of Georgia.
Vice President, Auto Claims
Bill Brower is Vice President, Auto Claims for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. He is responsible for leading the development of innovative products that help insurers achieve greater efficiency within their claims departments.
With 30 years of P&C Insurance industry experience, Bill has held numerous leadership roles with top carriers such as Liberty Mutual and Nationwide Insurance Company. Most recently, Bill served as vice president and manager of strategic partnerships for Liberty Mutual Personal Insurance, where he led innovation efforts and managed vendor relationships across all claims disciplines. Bill earned his bachelor's degree in organizational leadership from Franklin University and his master's in business administration from Shorter University.
Director, Product Management
Kim Brown is Director of Product Management for our Identity Access Management suite of products. Kim has been with LexisNexis Risk Solutions since 2015, and leads a team responsible for defining the use cases, value props and strategy for the identity products focused on identity verification, authentication and risk assessment.
Previously, Kim held analyst roles at a top P&C carrier focused on customer acquisition and the online customer experience. Kim earned her bachelor's degree in math and statistics from Morgan State University, has a master's in financial mathematics from Purdue University and earned her master's in business administration from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.
Product Manager and AML/Compliance Specialist
Bunny Brownlee is a Product Manager and AML/Compliance Specialist for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Her area of specialty is OFAC/AML/BSA Compliance which includes Customer Due Diligence (CDD), Enhance Due Diligence (EDD), Sanctions, and Politically Exposed Person (PEP) Screening. She has over 16 years of helping the insurance industry and financial institutions apply data and technology solutions to support OFAC, AML and sanctions compliance program. Bunny is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).
Director, Auto Claims
Frank Cesario is Director, Auto Claims Vertical Solutions, LexisNexis Risk Solutions. He works with client engagement and product development teams to meet customers’ needs and brings more than 16 years of experience in claims.
Prior to joining LexisNexis Risk Solutions in 2016, Frank served in claims management and investigation for Geico and Progressive. He also spent more than 15 years in the criminal justice field. Frank has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in counseling from the University of South Florida and holds CPCU and ARM designations.
Senior Product Manager, U.S. Connected Car
John Chalfant serves as Senior Product Manager, U.S. Connected Car for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. In this role, John is responsible for product development and, in particular, for bringing innovative telematics solutions to market like Telematics OnDemand. He is also responsible for eliciting customer feedback, monitoring industry trends, and managing vendor relationships to the benefit of LexisNexis Risk Solutions customers.
John obtained a bachelor’s degree in science from Northern Michigan University and a juris doctor degree from Western Michigan University.
Vertical Market Manager, Home Solutions
Muthaya Cheranda is Vertical Market Manager, Home Solutions, at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. In his role, Muthaya manages data and analytic solutions on the contributory data assets and building intelligence in the Personal Lines Property Vertical, including strategy, growth, and new product development. Muthaya is responsible for a number of industry leading solutions, including LexisNexis Home Inspection Index and the LexisNexis Property Data Prefill suite of products.
Muthaya has been with LexisNexis for over 13 years working in a variety of technology, operational and product management roles in the Risk Solutions division. He holds a bachelor of engineering degree in computer science from the University of Mysore and a master's in business administration from the Robinson School of Business at Georgia State University.
Director, Product Management
A LexisNexis Risk Solutions veteran of more than 18 years, Denise Conner is responsible for managing solutions that enable insurance carriers to identify, attract and retain the most valuable policyholders. As Director, Product Management at LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Denise manages acquisition and retention solutions designed specifically for insurance marketers, helping them to refine their programs and bring the power of automated, big-data solutions to the unique world of insurance.
Denise has a bachelor’s of science degree in computer management from Eastern Illinois University and a master's in business administration from Illinois State University.
Director, IoT & Emerging Markets
Dan Davis serves as Director, Vertical Markets (IoT), Insurance. Dan has been with LexisNexis Risk Solutions since 2016, where he leads the creation of the value proposition, strategy, and positioning for LexisNexis’ IoT platform across Life, Home, and Commercial. His insurance experience includes leadership roles in claims, business development and strategic technology initiatives in the P&C market. Dan has also served LexisNexis through strategic partnership management in the emerging markets and software platform space. Dan has a bachelor’s degree in business from Louisiana State University.
CEO, Ryan Estis & Associates
Ryan Estis has more than 20 years of experience as a top-performing sales professional and leader. As the former chief strategy officer for the McCann Worldgroup advertising agency NAS, he brings a fresh perspective to business events. As a keynote speaker, Ryan is known for his innovative ideas on leading change, improving sales effectiveness and preparing for the future of work.
Ryan delivers keynote speeches, courses and online learning with an emphasis on actionable content designed to elevate business performance. His curriculum emphasizes emerging trends influencing corporate culture, communication, collaboration, leadership, sales and brand experience. He is a faculty member for the Institute of Management Studies, a member of the SmartBrief on Workforce Advisory Board and a certified Human Capital Strategist. Ryan is an Ohio University graduate.
President, Maddock Douglas, Inc.
Maria Ferrante-Schepis is President of Maddock Douglas, Inc, an innovation consultancy focused on empowering companies to deliver “what’s next” in the areas of new products, services, and customer experience.
With over 25 years as an executive in the insurance and financial services industry, Maria is focused on innovation, recognizing the significant public and government demand for change. Her mission is to enable like-minded professionals to proactively shape their own future, versus having it shaped for them by outside disruptors.
Maria is a frequent industry speaker and columnist for ThinkAdvisor.com as well as the digital publication, Insurance Thought Leadership.
Senior Product Manager for Identity Access Management (IAM)
Gabriel Fontaine is a Senior Product Manager for Identity Access Management (IAM) at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. He is responsible for managing the digital identity products LexisNexis® Phone Finder and LexisNexis® One-Time Password for the insurance market and supports other identity products within the LexisNexis® ID Compass platform. Gabriel has been part of the product management team at LexisNexis Risk Solutions since 2016, involved in the development of enterprise platforms and fraud prevention solutions.
Prior to joining LexisNexis, he held various product management positions at NTT Communications and Jarden Consumer Solutions managing product teams and responsible for web registrations & hosting solutions and consumer home goods in the past. Gabriel holds a bachelor's of science degree in electronic engineering technology and a master's in business administration in international business.
Senior Product Manager, Product Management Insurance
Mark Gaetto is Senior Product Manager, Product Management Insurance, for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. He joined the organization in 2007 and is responsible for developing and maintaining solutions that serve the Auto, Home, Commercial, and Life insurance industry. Mark is the subject matter expert for the LexisNexis Current Carrier product.
Prior to joining LexisNexis, Mark held positions as a business analyst at Kemper Insurance and American Safety Insurance. Mark has more than 20 years of insurance industry experience.
C.L.U.E. Product Principal, Insurance
Steve Gillard is C.L.U.E. Product Principal, Product Management Insurance, for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. He joined the organization in 2000 and is responsible for developing and maintaining solutions that serve the Auto, Home and Commercial insurance industry.
Prior to joining LexisNexis, Steve spent six years at Verisk in product management. He also spent more than 19 years in line and staff underwriting roles with Fireman’s Fund Insurance Companies. Steve earned a bachelor's of business administration in insurance from the College of Insurance and a CPCU designation from the CPCU Society.
Director of Product Management, U.S. Connected Car
Marc Gordan is Director of Product Management, U.S. Connected Car, for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. In this role, he is responsible for the product strategy roadmap related to connected car, usage-based insurance and telematics offerings for LexisNexis and the team of professionals taking products from initial idea to execution.
Prior to joining the company, Marc spent more than 10 years with Verizon Telematics. He joined the organization as part of a start-up acquisition, earned two patents and provided direction for product roadmaps and feature development for hybrid navigation, location-based services and end-to-end in-vehicle products, including mobile apps and related digital customer interfaces. Marc started his career in corporate finance, capital markets and was part of a leadership program at Zurich. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master's in business administration specializing in strategy and finance from the University of Georgia.
Data Science Manager, U.S. Connected Car
Lisa Greenberg is the Data Science Manager for the U.S. Connected Car team at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. In this role, Lisa oversees a team responsible for developing statistical models and advanced analytics analyses related to telematics and automotive OEM data. Her unique combination of analytical and communication skills helps her effectively translate mathematical concepts and analytical models into corporate strategies. Lisa joined LexisNexis in 2010.
She earned her master’s in business administration from New York University’s Stern School of Business and her bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Harvard University. Lisa is also a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).
Director, Product Management
Ian Griffin is Director, Product Management Insurance, for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. He joined the organization in 2014 and is responsible for the management of existing products and for developing new data solutions for the insurance industry. His area of expertise is centered around active risk management products with a focus on the Active Insights Platform.
Prior to joining LexisNexis, Ian spent 10 years in the insurance industry, holding positions in sales, analytics, strategy, and management. Ian earned a bachelor's of business administration in finance from Georgia State University and a master's in business administration from the University of Georgia.
Senior Vice President, Insurance Solutions
Ash Hassib is Senior Vice President and General Manager, Insurance Solutions for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. He is responsible for business development and partnerships that strengthen the organization’s insurance offerings including marketing, point of sale, underwriting, renewal and claims.
Ash joined LexisNexis in 2002, became part of the insurance leadership team in 2005 and was named general manager in 2010. Ash has led several product management teams that manage mission-critical products, such as MVRs (Motor Vehicle Records), Current Carrier®, and PolicyWatch, which benefit the insurance industry. He has also been involved in shaping the company’s position regarding legislation and regulations that affect the auto insurance market. Prior to joining LexisNexis, Ash successfully owned and ran a management and technology consulting company. He has a bachelor’s in computer science.
Senior Manager, Product Management
Eric Hobbs is Senior Manager, Product Management, for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. He is responsible for overseeing police report product development for insurance carriers and electronic crash and incident report solutions for law enforcement agencies.
Previously, Eric was a claims manager for Access Insurance as well as a police officer for the City of Beaufort, SC. Eric earned his bachelor’s degree in history and political science from the University of North Georgia as well as a master's in business administration from Brenau University. In addition, he holds an Associate in Claims (AIC) designation.
Director, Product Management, Claims
Shannon Holt is Director, Product Management, Claims, LexisNexis Risk Solutions. She is responsible for driving the definition and execution of product plans with the auto claims space from concept development through market launch and product support once in production.
Previously, Shannon owned a consulting firm that provided risk management services including claim history analysis, claims handling standards development, and incident investigation. Shannon earned her bachelor’s degree in risk management and insurance from Florida State University.
Senior Director, Home Insurance
George Hosfield is Senior Director, Home Insurance, for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. He is responsible for establishing the strategic direction of the home insurance business as well as working with customers, prospects and the product development team to create the solutions that meet insurers’ needs.
He has been with RELX Group since 1999, working in various operational and strategy roles within the Legal & Professional business of LexisNexis and LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Most recently, George supported the insurance business as part of the strategy and business development team, advancing company expansion through the acquisitions of Wunelli, Coplogic, iyeTek, policereports.com and Mapflow.
George earned a bachelor’s in English from the University of Virginia and a master’s in business administration from the University of Richmond.
Vice President and General Manager, U.S. Connected Car
Adam Hudson leads the U.S. Connected Car Team, the LexisNexis Risk Solutions organization dedicated to developing and driving adoption of insurance telematics and OEM data & analytics solutions for the U.S. and automotive OEM market. He joins from his prior role at LexisNexis Risk Solutions as the strategy and merger & acquisition lead for the insurance data services business overseeing European expansion, and expansion into the Chinese market.
Adam is a former management consulting and investment banking professional with over a decade of experience in corporate strategy, finance and performance improvement gained at Alvarez & Marsal, Macquarie, Capgemini and Siemens. Adam has a master's in business administration from Columbia Business School and a bachelor's in industrial & systems engineering from Georgia Tech.
Dan Hutchinson is a product manager on the public records product management team within the Insurance business unit at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. He is primarily responsible for the LexID® product across all main vertical markets including auto, home, life, and commercial.
Dan joined the organization in 2015 and transitioned through various roles as part of a leadership development program. He has since joined the product management team and plays a key role in the go-to-market process for LexID. Dan earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with a focus in information technology management from Georgia Tech.
Executive Director, Coalition Against Insurance Fraud
Dennis Jay has been Executive Director since the Coalition’s founding in 1993. He has overseen the organization’s growth into its current membership of more than 140 insurance companies, consumer groups, government agencies and other partners. During this time, the Coalition has conducted landmark research into insurer use of anti-fraud technology, consumer attitudes about insurance fraud, and profiles of state fraud bureaus. The Coalition also produced the first model state insurance fraud law. To this end, the Coalition partners with groups to enact strong state fraud laws around the U.S. Dennis also presides over the Coalition’s award-winning consumer-outreach programs, and is regularly quoted by the news media.
Director, Auto Insurance
John Kanet is Director, Auto Insurance, for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. He has been with LexisNexis since 2014 and is responsible for analyzing the advanced vehicle technologies space and identifying opportunities to acquire data and add value to that data for consumption by auto insurers, as well as ensuring organizational alignment around new initiatives.
Prior to LexisNexis Risk Solutions, he honed his data solutions skills with machine controls and telematics in project and product management and sales roles within companies like Airsage, Trimble Navigation and Caterpillar, Inc. John earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s in business administration from Clemson University. He also holds a Professional Engineer certification from the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.
Senior Partner, Insurance Resources International
Tom Kaschalk is a senior partner at Insurance Resources International. In his current role as a consultant, he has helped create long-term organizational impact and sustainable results for multiple clients. Tom has more than 30 years’ experience in the property and casualty insurance industry, including leadership roles at Progressive Insurance, Reliant Insurance and Direct General, where he held C-suite positions in operations and claims across the United States and Canada. Tom has served on the Board of Governors of the National Insurance Crime Bureau. He is a graduate of Cleveland State University.
Senior Director, Life
Jena L. Kennedy is Senior Director, Vertical Market in the Life Insurance Vertical at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Her current focus is identity risk, fraud, and analytics for use in the life insurance industry.
Prior to coming to LexisNexis, Jena worked at LOMA, where she authored and edited several life insurance textbooks and LOMA courses. She holds the FLMI, ALHC, ACS, and CLU professional designations and holds a master's in risk management and insurance from Florida State University. She is also Past President of the Georgia Association of Home Office Underwriters.
Product Manager, Identity Access Management
Lou Ladinsky is a Product Manager for Identity Access Management (IAM) at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. He is responsible for managing the LexisNexis® InstantID® and LexisNexis® InstantID® Q&A products for the insurance market and supports other identity products within the LexisNexis® ID Compass platform. He has been involved with product management at LexisNexis Risk Solutions since July 2014.
Prior to joining the Product Management group, Lou managed the P&C Insurance Support Team at LexisNexis for nine years and was also a Principal Lotus Notes developer for LexisNexis for nine years prior to that. Lou holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Kennesaw State University graduating Summa Cum Laude along with HDI Certification as a Support Center Director.
Director, Auto Insurance
Kam Lidhar is Director of Auto Insurance for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Kam is responsible for the strategy, planning and development of the auto insurance vertical. She has been at LexisNexis for more than 10 years with responsibilities that include cross-customer experience in evaluating, prioritizing and tactically positioning successful go to market plans and new business growth strategies, across multiple market segments and industries.
Kam has a bachelor’s degree in business and computing from the University of Wolverhampton.
CEO Insurance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Bill Madison is CEO Insurance for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. He is responsible for all auto, home, life and commercial insurance business including solutions for underwriting, claims, and analytics, for the U.S. and international markets. Bill has played a key role in the integration of data services into multiple channels and in transforming LexisNexis from being a data provider in insurance to providing a holistic approach to risk analysis, underwriting, and claims processing that includes process enhancement. These innovative solutions have helped insurance carriers achieve significant improvements in performance.
Bill joined the organization in 1989 as part of the Equifax acquisition of Innovative Research, where he was a member of the leadership team which developed several products that revolutionized auto insurance underwriting. When the company’s insurance services team was spun off from Equifax to create ChoicePoint, he was instrumental in transitioning the organization into a standalone unit.
Director, Commercial Insurance Solutions
Sharon Maloney is Director, Commercial Insurance Solutions for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Sharon is responsible for assessments, requirements and design of data solutions and services focused on commercial insurance. She has over 20 years of experience in data management and analytics for the insurance industry, serving various areas such as actuarial, product and claims, including both personal and commercial lines.
Prior to joining LexisNexis, Sharon gained experience in healthcare, personal and commercial lines insurance. She is experienced in development and delivery of technology solutions for products, services and business efficiencies. She holds a bachelor's degree in statistics from the University of Georgia.
Director, Automotive Business Development
Pavan Mathew is the Director of Automotive Business Development, Insurance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions. He is globally responsible for leading business and product strategies for automotive solutions.
Prior to joining LexisNexis, Pavan held senior level positions in engineering, marketing and business development at several multinational companies including Nuance Communication, Telefonica, General Motors and OnStar. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, a master’s degree in engineering management and a master's in business administration from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
Senior Director of Product Management - Claims Product Management
Bob McConn is Senior Director of Product Management – Claims Product Management at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. He and his team are responsible for maintaining and enhancing claims related platforms and products that utilize public records, publicly available information, regulated public records and LexisNexis Risk Solutions proprietary information used by insurance professionals to adjudicate, investigate and subrogate claims. One main area of focus is maintaining and enhancing the industry-leading web based platform, Accurint® for Insurance wherein the above data points are delivered to the multiple insurance verticals.
Prior to joining LexisNexis in 2001, Bob worked for Delta Airlines, Toshiba Business Systems and G.E. Capital Modular Space. Bob has degrees from Northern Kentucky University in Aviation Administration (A.A.S) and a bachelor's degree in management/organizational studies.
Product Manager, Identity Access Management
Rasika More is a Product Manager for Identity Access Management (IAM) at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. She is responsible for managing the digital identity product LexisNexis® ThreatMetrix for the insurance market and supports other identity products within the LexisNexis® ID Compass platform. She has been involved with product management at LexisNexis Risk Solutions since January 2020.
Prior to joining LexisNexis, she designed and managed products in multiple industries including healthcare, travel, and publishing, with a knack towards consistently driving innovation, simplification, and solution optimization. Rasika holds a bachelor's of engineering in electronics and telecommunication engineering from Dr. D.Y. Patil Institute of Technology, and a master's in information systems from Georgia State University.
Director, Claims, Auto Insurance
Omar Nieves serves as Director, Claims, for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. In this role, he is responsible for capturing the voice of the market and driving product innovations based on industry and customer needs.
Prior to LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Omar held national claims leadership roles at carriers such as Personable Insurance, Infinity Insurance, and Progressive Insurance.
Director, Home Solutions
Erin Oswalt is Director, Home Solutions, at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. In this role, Erin focuses on delivering data-driven solutions that power customer experience transformation in marketing, at quote, and proactively throughout the customer journey.
Erin has held a variety of product innovation, management and marketing leadership roles in financial services, and has been with LexisNexis since 2018. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and a master's of international business from the University of South Carolina.
Senior Market Manager, Commercial Insurance
Sonya Penkova is Senior Market Manager, Commercial Insurance for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. In her role, she leads the research and development of data prefill solutions in the commercial insurance space. She is passionate about driving solutions focused on customer experience transformation at quote and throughout the customer journey.
Prior to joining the Commercial team, Sonya held both strategy and product development roles at LexisNexis Risk Solutions and worked extensively in analytical roles in financial services. She holds a master's in business administration from the University of Georgia, and is currently pursuing a master's in analytics from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Vice President, Product Management
Adam Pichon serves as Vice President, Product Management, Insurance. Adam has been with LexisNexis Risk Solutions since 2014, where he leads the credit and analytic product teams.
He has significant insurance industry experience, including product management and predictive modeling roles at auto insurance carriers, and works on the vendor side developing and managing new solutions for the property and casualty insurance market. Adam has a master’s degree in economics with an econometrics focus from the University of Illinois.
Senior Product Manager, Identity Access Management
Proma Ray is a Senior Product Manager, Identity Access Management, for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. She is responsible for managing the digital identity product LexisNexis® ThreatMetrix® for the Insurance market, and supports other identity products in the LexisNexis® ID Compass platform. She has been with Product Management at LexisNexis Risk Solutions since 2016.
Before joining LexisNexis, she was in various analytics and risk management roles focusing on credit and fraud risk. Proma earned a bachelor's in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, and a master's in business administration from Georgia State.
Product Associate, Life
Scott Rhinehart is the Product Associate in the Life Vertical at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. In this role, he is responsible for creating presentations for customer tests and educating customers on product offerings and viable solutions. Scott also works with Product Management to create product training for the Sales Team, which includes designing sales kits and customer workbooks. Scott collaborates with the Client Engagement and Product Management teams to assist in customer feedback, product ideas and process development to meet the strategies of the Life Vertical. Scott joined LexisNexis in November of 2016.
Formerly, Scott was a personal markets sales representative with Liberty Mutual Insurance for over seven years. Scott earned his LUTCF designation from the College for Financial Planning and has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Georgia.
Senior Director, Statistical Modeling
Chris Rice is Senior Director, Statistical Modeling, Insurance for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. With 20 years of experience in data and analytics across the insurance and defense industries, his teams specialize in identifying actionable insights from data to create market-leading analytics products and solving complex business problems.
Prior to LexisNexis, he held a variety of leadership roles in analytics and product development at The Hartford, AIG, and GEICO. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Mary Washington and a master's in business administration with a concentration in decision science from the George Washington University.
Director, Auto Insurance
Liz Rozier is Director, Auto Insurance, for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. She is responsible for auto product development, specifically in the vehicle centric solution space, through strategic market intelligence, value proposition development and market positioning. She performs quantitative product analyses to present to prospective and current clients and to assist with the research for future data analytics products for the auto market.
Liz has 10 years of combined property and casualty experience in agent and vendor roles, and in both commercial and auto lines of business. She holds a bachelor's of fine arts specializing in communications from Valdosta State University.
Director, Home Solutions
Kelly Rush is Director, Home Solutions, at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. In this role, Kelly manages rating and underwriting solutions including Location Intelligence in the Personal Lines Property Vertical, strategy, growth and new product development. He is responsible for a number of industry leading location intelligence solutions, including LexisNexis Territory Index and LexisNexis Fire and Disaster Response Score.
Kelly has filled a variety of underwriting and product management leadership roles within the insurance industry for over 20 years and has been with LexisNexis since 2016. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Louisiana State University and a master’s degree in risk management and insurance from Georgia State University.
Marketing Manager, Life
Melissa Scott is our Product Solution Specialist, Life Vertical Strategy in the Life Insurance Vertical at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. In this role, she is responsible for being the product expert for customer and sales, designing sales kits, customer workbooks and customer solution proposals. Melissa works with the Sales Team, Client Engagement Team and Product Management to assist in customer feedback, product ideas and process development to meet strategies of the Life Vertical. She joined LexisNexis in January of 2013.
Previously, Melissa worked with the client services and development team at First Advantage and was director of new business and annuities at Indiana Farm Bureau/United Farm Family Life Insurance Company.
Melissa holds a bachelor's of science in business administration from Indiana State University. She has also earned several industry certifications, including the LOMA Associate, Customer Service designation as well as the Fraud Certification by ICS Merrill. Melissa was also a member of the Indiana Policy Owner Service Association, where she had served as Secretary/Treasurer.
Senior Director, Auto
Tanner Sheehan serves as Senior Director in the Auto Vertical at LexisNexis, where he is responsible for acquisition and retention and point of quote solutions. He also leads activities in the vehicle-centric data and Internet of Things spaces.
Tanner came to LexisNexis in 2016 after over a decade in the insurance industry with such companies as Marsh & McLennan, AIG and Infinity. He has significant product management and product development experience in personal auto, and has also lead pricing and actuarial teams. He holds a bachelor's of business administration in risk management and insurance and a master's in business administration in finance from the University of Georgia, as well as the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation.
R&D Director and Director of Automotive Development, EMEA
Paul Stacy is R&D Director and Director of Automotive Development, EMEA, at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Paul works closely with automakers across the EMEA region to help them leverage the data from connected cars. A key figure within the LexisNexis Risk Solutions Global Products team, Paul is focused on developing solutions that bridge the insurance and automotive manufacturing industries utilizing connectivity as a means to engage consumers with driving behavior information, collision detection and other services.
Paul has more than 10 years’ experience in telematics across five continents and has four connected car and telematics patents in his name. Paul co-founded Wunelli, a leading telematics company acquired by LexisNexis Risk Solutions, responsible for the proof-of-concept UBI product, Coverbox, in the UK motor market. Prior to this, Paul worked for Accenture’s insurance practice in Australasia and as a UK-based insurance broker. At University, he studied engineering, completing a master’s degree in mathematics.
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Donna Stokes is Senior Vice President, Marketing, for the Insurance business of LexisNexis Risk Solutions. She is responsible for all domestic and international marketing initiatives, including market research; brand advocacy; segment marketing; digital, social and experiential marketing; influencer and internal communications; content marketing and marketing analytics.
A former television producer, Donna turned to digital media and marketing in the late 1990’s, fueled by a passion to leverage interactive channels and technology to connect with customers. She led global consumer and small business interactive marketing for HP’s $30B Imaging and Printing division and launched the company’s inaugural social media marketing program.
Before joining LexisNexis Risk Solutions in 2012, Donna also held senior leadership positions with Invista, sister company to Georgia Pacific, and Moxie Interactive, digital agency of record for Verizon Wireless. Donna received her bachelor's degree from Emerson College.
Vice President, Analytics
Patrick Sugent is Vice President of Analytics, LexisNexis Risk Solutions. For more than 25 years, Patrick has specialized in the effective application of leading edge analytic technologies to the insurance and other industries in the U.S. and internationally. He has developed and implemented new data and analytics solutions for P&C and health care claims and life insurance.
Prior to joining LexisNexis in 2000, Patrick led an analytics team as a member of senior management for a small start-up that grew to more than 150 employees. Patrick has a master’s degree in predictive analytics from DePaul University and a bachelor’s degree in economics specializing in econometrics from the University of Chicago.
Rutger van der Wall
Senior Vice President, Product Management
Rutger van der Wall is Senior Vice President, Product Management, Insurance for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. He leads the global product management organization responsible for the company’s industry leading solutions that solve insurers' challenges, automate critical business processes, reduce expenses, combat fraud and gain insights to deliver higher levels of customer experience, from the point of marketing for acquisition and retention to contact and at the point of quote, underwriting, renewal, compliance and claims. In this role, he is responsible product development and continuous innovation of global market platforms to deliver industry standard insurance risk scores, motor vehicle records, public record data and credit information, and contributory databases such as LexisNexis® C.L.U.E., LexisNexis® Claims Compass and the Global Telematics Platform, a neutral server for telematics data.
Rutger joined LexisNexis in 2002 and advanced to his current position in early 2014 after serving for three years as Vice President Global Legal Software Solutions based in the U.S. and four years as the company’s managing director of the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and emerging markets like Russia, the Middle East and Latin America.
Senior Director, Client Engagement
Felipe Walker is Senior Director of Client Engagement at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. In this role, he is responsible for leading the team that works directly with our customers to implement and leverage LexisNexis products and solutions and to ensure a smooth customer experience. Felipe joined LexisNexis in 2005 with over 20 years of experience in operations leadership roles supporting both B2B and direct to consumer products and services in multiple industries, including telecommunications, government, and insurance.
Prior to joining LexisNexis, Felipe managed the personal account servicing group at AT&T. Felipe is Six Sigma certified (Green Belt), HDI (Help Desk Institute) Director certified and he is currently working on a Strategy Management certification from Harvard Extension School.
Director of Product Management, Analytics
Mike Weitermann is Director of Product Management, Analytics, for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. He has been with LexisNexis since 2007 and leads the competitive intelligence product team in developing and delivering competitive intelligence solutions especially for the insurance industry. With more than 30 years of insurance industry experience, Mike serves as a LexisNexis subject matter expert and holds a number of patents in insurance rating and competitive intelligence.
His experience prior to joining LexisNexis includes owning and operating a consulting firm that specialized in rating services and competitive intelligence, and directing the actuarial services for commercial and personal lines at a mid-sized regional property and casualty carrier.
Mike earned a bachelor's in mathematics with a professional minor in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Content Manager, Insurance & Automotive, LexisNexis Risk Solutions