Kara Owens, Global Cyber Underwriting Executive and Managing Director at Markel Corporation, and Steve Bernardez, Partner at Avanta Ventures, will strengthen Cowbell’s board with unmatched industry knowledge.
“Kara and Steve are notable leaders in the cyber risk and InsurTech space who will undoubtedly bring valuable expertise,” said Jack Kudale, Founder and CEO of Cowbell Cyber. “I am thrilled to welcome such esteemed individuals that will further our vision to deliver comprehensive cyber insurance for small-to-medium sized businesses.”
Kara is an insurance veteran with experience in a number of P&C product lines including cyber, professional and management liability, EPLI, crime/fidelity, product recall, kidnap & ransom, property, general liability, auto, and workers compensation. Her current expertise is cyber risk. She has experience on both the underwriting and broking sides of (re)insurance and is a frequent speaker at industry and technology events as well as at universities.
Steve is an established Partner at Avanta Ventures with areas of focus in Mobility, InsurTech, AI, IoT/Connected Home and distributed ledger technology. Prior to Avanta Ventures, Steve was a Partner at ONSET Ventures focusing on early-stage B2B software in the enterprise SaaS application, AI/analytics, and cybersecurity spaces. Over his twelve years with ONSET, Steve worked at the board level alongside passionate entrepreneurs at over twenty startups, helping to craft lasting business models, forge strategic partnerships, and exit profitably.
Cowbell Cyber is excited to welcome Kara and Steve to our board and looks forward to using their extensive experience to help drive our growth and make cyber insurance easier for every business.
Cowbell Cyber is pioneering continuous underwriting for cyber through its AI-powered platform that enables agents and brokers to deliver policies tailored to the needs of every business in 5 minutes. Cowbell Factors, Cowbell’s risk rating factors, provide real-time risk assessment and insights to agents and policyholders and support expedited yet accurate and precise quoting and binding. Prime 100, Cowbell’s standalone cyber insurance program is written on A-rated papers and admitted in 13 states – Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Georgia, Utah and Iowa.
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