Guest Post: Jeff Russell, CEO of Delta Dental of Iowa

March 3, 2017 / Brian Hemesath

The GIA’s Board is made up of an incredible group of accomplished men and women who represent each of the GIA’s insurer investors, plus two outside directors who are not from the insurance industry.  As busy as these individuals are, they make time to meet every month and to actively participate, not only through attendance, but by providing …

Guest Post: Jim Gardner of ViewSpection

February 15, 2017 / Brian Hemesath

Week 4 of this year’s cohort at the GIA is behind us now, and I think it’s fair to say we are all learning a lot. Take Jim Gardner of ViewSpection, for example. Not only is he a nice guy (“Arizona Nice”?), he’s a smart businessman who is motivated to learn and find the best product/market …

Bacon and Insurance? Why not?

January 26, 2017 / Brian Hemesath

We’re through a week of activity at the Global Insurance Accelerator and our 2017 cohort companies have already made some incredible connections. In addition to being all in on InsurTech (we’re big on dropping the “e” here, so don’t go with “InsureTech” if you are on the fence) we’re also big fans of bacon. More on …

Is this on? Can you hear me?

January 12, 2017 / Brian Hemesath

This is it. The first post. Have you noticed how a lot of rappers self-title their first hit song which introduces them to the world (“My name is Slim…”)? I feel that pressure right now. This is my first blog post to say “Hello World.” Hello World! I’m the Managing Director of the Global Insurance …