Jeff Chesky – Founder, Chairman & CEO – Jeff was the Founder & President of Banc Insurance Services, Inc., where he pioneered the design, installation, and outsourced management of insurance agencies for financial institutions nationally. BIS was purchased by Jack Henry & Associates in 2004. In 2008, Jeff led a group of private investors in a buyout of BIS from Jack Henry, and renamed the company Insuritas.
Jeff has over 20 years’ experience in the banking and insurance verticals. Over that time, he has served as a Senior Vice President of one of the nation’s 100 largest insurance agencies, Director of Institutional Investment Management at MassMutual Insurance Company, and Vice President of Mortgage Lending at both Fleet Bank and Bank of New England. Jeff also had the distinguished honor to serve on the White House staffs of President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale, and on the personal staff of Governor Michael Dukakis.
Matt Chesky – Chief Operating Officer – As COO, Matt has led Insuritas to become one of the 50 largest personal lines agencies in the US and one of the nation’s fastest growing commercial lines platforms. Matt is responsible for driving the development of the Insuritas ecosystem to drive value for our core users; our customers, our clients, and our carriers.
Matt is a frequent speaker and widely recognized as a thought leader in the banking and insurance verticals, serving as a featured speaker at trade association events sponsored by NAFCU and the ABA, as well as financial technology showcases such as Finovate.
Matt was recognized as a member of both the Hartford Business Journal and Connecticut Magazine’s ’40 Under 40′ classes in 2018. He graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Economics, and resides in West Hartford, CT with his German Shepherd, Ridgway.
Donna Jermer – Chief Marketing Officer – Donna is a transformational leader known for being able to shape, design, and drive marketing agendas. She is responsible for Insuritas’ strategic marketing development and execution of initiatives in providing partners with the innovative digital insurance platform that features data-driven marketing solutions, and an omnibus campaign framework that automates marketing solutions with speed, testing and analytics capabilities – all geared at converting households with multiple insurance offerings for holistic insurance coverage.
Donna is based in Florida and has more than 25 years of strategic marketing experience in multiple industries, from financial services and consumer packaged goods to retail. As both an in-house executive and an external consultant, she has directed, managed and implemented multiple successful business-to-business and business-to-consumer strategies and campaigns through multiple distribution channels. Donna is a recognized contributor on the Forbes Communication Council, and earned her BBA degree in business and marketing research from Bowling Green State University, and a mini MBA in social media marketing from Rutgers University.
Paul Petrylak – Chief Client Relationship Officer – With almost 20 years focused on cross-selling insurance in banks, Paul has a proven track record of integrating retail and commercial insurance product offerings across bank distribution channels for consumers, small businesses and middle market clients leading to top and bottom line growth.
Previous leadership positions include: President & CEO of Chase Insurance Group, JPMorganChase; President of CIT Insurance Services, CIT Group Inc; President and Chairman of the American Bankers Insurance Association; Chief Operating Officer of a fintech startup XpertSavers
Prior to joining Insuritas, Paul Petrylak was Managing Director for Hudson Riverside Advisory, advising on strategy, product development and execution for financial services companies including fintech and insurtech.
Scott McCown – Director of Customer Success and Operations – Scott has spent his career designing, building and leading cutting edge contact center platforms for consumer lending, financial solutions, and overall telephony experiences for consumers. He brings deep experience in contact center strategy, building out new organizational functions, developing innovative technology, and contact center process optimization. Scott has a strong record of accomplishment using these strategies to deliver on continued positive Customer Experience, sales & financial outcomes.
Prior to joining Insuritas, Scott McCown spent 11 years with TD Bank, the 8th largest bank in the US, where he spent time in Retail banking, product management, data analytics, strategy & planning, and most recently leading ~800 contact center team members as a part of the TD Bank US Contact Center business. Prior to this, he spent time working for a small startup and in the Air Force as an Intelligence professional and F-16 Instructor.