Cover Whale Appoints Industry Veterans to Key Product and Technology Leadership Positions

Insurtech welcomes Barninder Khurana as Chief Product Officer and Bill Hart as Chief Architect to its C-Suite.

NEW YORK, May 9, 2024  – Cover Whale Insurance Solutions, Inc. a leading insurtech specializing in connected insurance for commercial auto insurance, today announced two new hires to its senior leadership team. Barninder Khurana joins as Chief Product Officer and Bill Hart assumes the role of Chief Architect.

Khurana steps into his role with a wealth of experience in product management, program delivery, and strategic leadership. Most recently, Khurana served as Chief Information Officer at GeoVera where he led multiple teams in successfully delivering complex projects and building innovative digital products. As Chief Product Officer, he will oversee developments in Cover Whale’s industry-leading quoting and binding platform, as well as the continuous improvement of customer experience through research, testing and product development.

“Cover Whale recognizes that true product excellence goes beyond the user interface to include a blend of technology, processes, and innovative strategies,” said Khurana. “Looking at the world from our customers’ eyes, my goal is to enrich this integration to enable speed, access, and ease of use, building on Cover Whale’s creativity to pull us even further ahead in the commercial auto insurtech sector.”

Hart joins Cover Whale from Coaction Specialty Insurance where he led architecture and data efforts, playing a pivotal role in shaping the company’s technology landscape as Chief Technology Officer. He brings nearly 20 years of experience to his new role, where he will define and lead the company’s technology and data architecture strategy, ensuring alignment with business goals across various functions. His expertise in architecture design will be instrumental in crafting robust, scalable and secure systems for Cover Whale’s technology stack and data management infrastructure.

“I’m inspired by Cover Whale’s distinctive data-centric approach and culture of fostering innovation across the company,” stated Hart. “We’re poised to further shape and cultivate our tech and data architecture to accommodate our growth. I’m thrilled to be leading this charge.”

“Both Barninder and Bill have impressive track records of leading technology transformation and execution,” said Darryl Siry, Chief Operating & Technology Officer at Cover Whale. “Their proven experience in insurance and technology will be invaluable as we scale our business and align our capabilities and infrastructure for the next phase of growth.”

About Cover Whale

Cover Whale, an insurtech founded by experienced insurance and technology veterans, focuses on technology, underwriting, and data to provide innovative insurance programs for the commercial auto industry. Operating as a managing general agent (MGA), the company currently has more than 15,000 in-force policyholders, ending 2023 with a two-year CAGR of 85% while maintaining industry-leading loss ratios. Cover Whale’s unique Driver Safety Program combines coverage with telematics, and real-time driver coaching to reduce claims, keep drivers safe and save lives on America’s roads. Cover Whale delivers its product through more than 4,000 active agents with the industry’s fastest, most agent-friendly online quote and bind experience. With a fundamental belief that safe driving should be rewarded, Cover Whale-insured drivers may receive up to 30% off when renewing their auto liability policy. The company was named 2023 Insurtech of the Year by Program Manager, one of America’s Best Startup Employers on Forbes’ 2023 list, and more recently, the #3 insurtech to watch in 2024 by PropertyCasualty360. For more information, visit Stay up to date with Cover Whale on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and our blog.

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