September 16, 2020

Presenters

Dustin Yoder

Dustin Yoder

Founder & CEO, Sureify

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Dustin Yoder

Dustin Yoder

Founder & CEO, Sureify

Dustin Yoder is an insurtech entrepreneur with a passion for the next generation of insurance sales and policyholder engagement. Early to insurtech and the son of a top Silicon Valley insurance broker, Dustin has been primed to make a splash in the insurance space since his high school days working at the family brokerage. In pursuit of his passion, Dustin formed Sureify in 2012 to revitalize the life insurance space.

Prior to Sureify, he built, and eventually sold, Vendus Product Labs, an enterprise product development company that served clients such as Genentech, Stanford University, and Honda.

Dustin Yoder

Dustin Yoder

Founder & CEO, Sureify

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Dustin Yoder

Dustin Yoder

Founder & CEO, Sureify

Dustin Yoder is an insurtech entrepreneur with a passion for the next generation of insurance sales and policyholder engagement. Early to insurtech and the son of a top Silicon Valley insurance broker, Dustin has been primed to make a splash in the insurance space since his high school days working at the family brokerage. In pursuit of his passion, Dustin formed Sureify in 2012 to revitalize the life insurance space.

Prior to Sureify, he built, and eventually sold, Vendus Product Labs, an enterprise product development company that served clients such as Genentech, Stanford University, and Honda.

Manny Lirio

Manny Lirio

Head of Customer Acquisition, Vantis Life

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Manny Lirio

Manny Lirio

Head of Customer Acquisition, Vantis Life

Manny Lirio is a marketing and customer experience leader. He has spent the past 15 years helping organizations in the publishing and insurance verticals to successfully drive leads and prospects down a frictionless journey to become customers. Manny’s omnichannel strategies leverage marketing automation and CRM capabilities to streamline business processes that are powered by search engine marketing, social media, email, print and telemarketing. At Vantis, Manny uses these skills to broadcast the company’s mission of providing simple life insurance and annuity products to the mass middle market through their digital accelerated underwriting platform. Manny serves as the company’s head of marketing and customer acquisition.

Manny holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Southern Connecticut State University, and a M.S. in Interactive Communications from Quinnipiac University.

Mike Reeves

Mike Reeves

Vice President, Life Solutions, Hannover Re

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Mike Reeves

Mike Reeves

Vice President, Life Solutions, Hannover Re

Mike Reeves has been with Hannover Re Group since 2007. He has 20+ years of combined experience in life and health insurance and reinsurance. His main focus with Hannover Re has been in the area of automated and accelerated underwriting, including finding and vetting new data sources to support automated and accelerated underwriting.

Mike is responsible for new business development, client relationship management and implementing customized solutions for hr | ReFlex, Hannover Re’s automated underwriting system. Mike’s previous speaking engagements include various topics on innovations in underwriting solutions specific to how to successfully implement these tools into life insurers’ new business processes.

Samantha Chow

Samantha Chow

LAH Marketing Lead, EIS

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Samantha Chow

Samantha Chow

LAH Marketing Lead, EIS

Samantha Chow is the Life, Annuity, & Health Markets Lead with EIS, bringing 20 years of experience in the life insurance and annuity industry. She has deep expertise in product development, pricing strategies, competitive intelligence, operational process improvement, underwriting, claims, policy administration, and change management. Prior to joining EIS Group, Mrs. Chow gained her career level expertise from New York Life and AFLAC where she held roles such as corporate vice president of business productivity and innovation and director of research.

Ms. Chow was focused on growing enterprise-wide capabilities for facilitating transformational and cultural change, digital transformation, improving the customer experience, innovation, and competitive advancement.

Tom Benton

Tom Benton

VP, Research and Consulting, Novarica

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Tom Benton

Tom Benton

VP, Research and Consulting, Novarica

Tom Benton is a Vice President of Research and Consulting at Novarica. His expertise is in IT strategy, emerging technologies, customer engagement, core systems implementation,… and project management, primarily for life and annuities. Prior to joining Novarica, Tom served as VP of Technology and Systems at Navy Mutual, where he led a multi-year strategy to transform the core systems.

He also has many years of experience as a senior IT and project management executive; he served as CIO and CTO at two medium nonprofits in the Washington, DC area and has held management positions at PG&E and General Electric. Tom holds an MS from MIT and a BS from Cornell University.