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Executive Team

Dan Kazan
Chief Executive Officer

Dan Kazan has helped transform and grow businesses in a wide range of industries, including financial technology, media, marketing, and information services. Before joining Insureon and Insureon Solutions, Dan served as CEO and member of the board of directors of Rewards Network, a leading provider of marketing and financial services to the U.S. restaurant industry and a pioneer in payment card-linked loyalty programs. Before that, he was the CEO of Tribune Media Services (now known as Gracenote, a Nielsen company), a global leader in providing entertainment-related information services. Earlier in his career, Dan held various senior roles at Tribune Company.

Jeana Deninger
Chief Operating Officer

Jeana Deninger has more than 20 years of experience growing B2B and B2C business at insurance and financial companies. She specializes in developing effective strategies across marketing, strategic partnerships, sales, and customer success. Her customer-centric approach has resulted in a leading Net Promoter Score in the insurance industry. Jeana’s role at Insureon and Insureon Solutions is to oversee retail business strategy, deliver a best-in-class online and offline customer experience, and elevate company culture and people development. She joined Insureon after serving in senior leadership roles for years at CoverHound, Motif Investing, and Charles Schwab international markets.

Yuri Ter-Saakyants
Chief Technology Officer

Yuri Ter-Saakyants oversees technology, engineering, development, and quality assurance for Insureon and Insureon Solutions. His 18 years of technology experience include a tenure as Senior VP of Development with MediaBank (now MediaOcean, owned by the team that built Groupon, InnerWorkings, and Echo Global Logistics). In that role, Yuri grew the company from its startup phase, helped it implement a technology platform to suit the needs of the marketing world, and built MediaBank's first-generation integrated digital workflow system. He joined the Insureon team in February 2012.

Steve Lorenc
Chief Product Officer

Steve Lorenc has spent more than 25 years building technology products for multiple industries, including financial services, advertising, and e-commerce. Prior to joining Insureon and Insureon Solutions, he held senior product, marketing, engineering and operations roles at SPINS, Network Solutions, and Hewlett-Packard, and several other technology firms.

Jeff Kroeger
Executive Vice President, Strategy & Development

Jeff Kroeger has spent more than a decade in commercial insurance working with agents and brokers to help small business owners protect their business interests. Jeff joined Insureon and Insureon Solutions in 2019 from The Hartford, where he last served as head of Strategic Partners and Programs. In that role, he led a team responsible for national partners, alternative distribution, and program / affinity businesses. Prior to that, Jeff spent several years in senior leadership positions at The Hartford and CNA, specializing in small commercial insurance. At Insureon, he focuses on the firm’s long-term business strategy along with specific accountability to the B2B and SaaS businesses. Jeff is a graduate of the University of Michigan and holds the Certified Insurance Counselor designation. He lives in Chicago.

Jeanette Johnson
Vice President of People

Jeanette Johnson has more than 15 years of experience leading HR at high growth technology companies. She is a strategic leader and a subject matter expert on company culture, performance, and talent development. At Insureon, she leads talent acquisition, organizational development, and performance management programs.

Board of Directors

Michael Cline
Co-chairman of the Board / Co-founder

Michael Cline is the founder and a managing partner of Accretive, a venture capital and private equity firm. In addition to co-founding Insureon and Insureon Solutions, he has founded several companies, including Fandango, R1 CRM, Accolade, Everspring, and Accumen. He was previously a general partner at General Atlantic and an associate at McKinsey & Company.

Dan Kazan
Board Member / CEO

Dan Kazan has helped transform and grow businesses in a wide range of industries, including financial technology, media, marketing, and information services. Before joining Insureon and Insureon Solutions, he served as CEO and member of the board of directors of Rewards Network. Prior to that, Dan was CEO of Tribune Media Services and held various senior roles at Tribune Company.

Jim Cochran
Board Member / Co-founder

Jim Cochran is an Insureon and Insureon Solutions co-founder and member of the board. Jim played an integral role in creating affiliated brands TechInsurance and Business Insurance Now before Insureon was founded in 2011. He has led the industry in developing innovative technology that streamlines the business insurance application, underwriting, and rating processes.

Edgar Bronfman, Jr.
Board Member

A board member of Insureon and Insureon Solutions, Edgar Bronfman, Jr. is also a managing partner at Accretive and serves on the boards of several companies, including Accolade and Everspring. He is the former chairman and CEO of Warner Music Group.

Patricia Kemp
Board Member

Patricia Kemp is a co-founder and general partner at Oak HC / FT and a board member at several successful technology and fintech companies. She has nearly 20 years of experience investing in growth and early-stage venture companies, primarily in financial services technology. She previously held roles at Cendant, Hewlett-Packard, and Merrill Lynch.

John Strong
Board Member

In addition to being a member of the Board of Directors of Insureon and Insureon Solutions, John Strong is the chairman of the board and CEO of Bankers Financial Corporation. He has held executive-level positions in the insurance industry for nearly a decade. He was previously the president and managing partner of Greensboro Radiology where he served as a practicing physician for 15 years.

Kabir Syed
Board Member

Kabir Syed is a highly successful executive in the insurance and insurtech sectors. He is the founder and former CEO of RiskMatch, a leading market relationship management and analytical platform for the insurance industry. Prior to founding RiskMatch, Kabir held various senior positions at Marsh, Inc. Earlier in his career, he held roles at NCCI and Johnson & Higgins.