“We’re flipping the traditional model of what people think of as a carrier on its head”, says Aaron, a former attorney and insurance defence litigator, responsible for building out Accelerant’s presence in the U.S.
Officially launched in January 2021, the team has grown from 3 to 45 and currently supports 15 ‘members’ by providing capacity for their SME program business through a tech-fuelled risk exchange.
“We’re highly selective with whom we’re supporting. There’s something truly special about what we’re doing and creating. There’s another 7-10 members going through the on-boarding process.”
Aaron shares his thoughts on the future of insurance – on distribution, CX, underwriting & pricing and claims – and how insurtech 3.0 will make it possible to underwrite more meaningful risk with better transparency, better data and better technology.
As well as sharing the traits Accelerant seek in new hires, Aaron talks through the opportunities for high performing talent and the advice he’d give to those looking for a move in to insurtech.
“One day you might be doing HR, the next compliance or creating content for the website. You have to be prepared to do what it takes.”
The Insurance Coffee House Podcast is hosted by Nick Hoadley, CEO, Insurance Search, the Executive Search Consultancy for growing Insurance and Insurtech businesses across the globe.