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Why We Started Openly

Openly is a technology-enabled premium insurance provider working with independent agents.

Founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 2017, the company takes a do-things-differently approach by bringing together cutting-edge technology, use of new data sources, and insurance expertise to provide more comprehensive coverage, greater customer service, and a modern insurance experience.

Simplicity and transparency are core to the Openly ethos all the way from our technology platform to our policy contracts.

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Why Is the Company Named Openly?

It's an adverb that means without concealment, deception, or prevarication, especially where these might be expected; frankly or honestly.

The technical definition is a great reflection of our culture and what we are aiming to bring to the insurance marketplace.

The transparency we bring is illustrated across our comprehensive all risk products, our distribution through knowledgeable independent agents, and the free flow of information, such as publishing our policy contracts online .

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Leadership Team

Openly's leadership team brings world-class expertise across insurance, technology, actuarial science, and operations.

Ty Harris

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

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Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Ty Harris

Before founding Openly in 2017, Ty spent 12 years at Liberty Mutual, a top 5 global insurer, where he was most recently EVP and Chief Product Officer. In this role, Ty led an organization responsible for product, pricing, underwriting, and innovation across all personal lines of business.

Prior to Liberty Mutual, Ty did research at the Brookings Institution and taught economics and statistics at MIT and Northeastern. A Duke and MIT alum, Ty is also a fully credentialed actuary (FCAS).

Ty lives in Charleston, SC with his wife and two kids. He's an enthusiastic runner, snowboarder, windsurfer, and dad!

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Matt Wielbut

Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder

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Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder

Matt Wielbut

Prior to founding Openly, Matt spent 4 years as a Partner at Elements Insurance, one of the fastest-growing property & casualty insurance agencies in Massachusetts, which he co-founded in 2013 and sold in 2020.

Matt began his early professional career on Wall Street where he spent 8 years at Goldman Sachs as a Vice President in Engineering with projects spanning operations, sales, and marketing.

Matt is a serial entrepreneur; investing time in projects ranging from graph-based concept search to improve the way consumers find local business to a platform to deliver hyper-specific educational videos to students to bridge the gap between school and home.

Outside of his entrepreneurial endeavors Matt works on personal programming and robotics projects and is an avid skier and sailor.

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Christopher Bacon

Chief Operations Officer

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Chief Operations Officer

Christopher Bacon

Chris Bacon is the Chief Operating Officer at Openly, joining the company originally as the VP of Agent Engagement in August 2018. As Chief Operating Officer, Chris oversees the insurance operations which include, sales, agent experience, claims and marketing.

Prior to joining Openly, Chris spent 13 years at Liberty Mutual in a variety of sales and claims roles both in the US and internationally. In his last role, he was the VP of Global Claims Excellence. In that role, he led a team of claims experts that partnered with local country operations to optimize their claims experience.

Chris currently lives in Boston with his wife and two sons and is a passionate runner and golfer.

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Grant Owens

Chief Product Officer

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Chief Product Officer

Grant Owens

Grant Owens is the Chief Product Officer of Openly, joining the company in June 2020.

Prior to this role, Grant spent 7 years working as an actuary at Willis Re, where he was most recently EVP and lead actuary in the company's Boston office, focusing on reinsurance treaty pricing and analytics support.

Grant began his career at Liberty Mutual, working in a variety of actuarial and product management roles. Grant is a fully credentialed actuary (FCAS) and holds an MS from The University of Chicago.

He currently lives with his wife and two children outside of Boston, and is an avid golfer.

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Adriel Nunes

Chief Financial Officer

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Chief Financial Officer

Adriel Nunes

Prior to leading the finance team at Openly, Adriel was the Corporate Controller at AIG where he was responsible for consolidated results and SEC Reporting.

Prior to AIG, Adriel was the VP of Global Portfolio & Risk Management at Liberty Mutual Insurance focused on providing global insights aimed at optimizing growth, profit, and capital efficiency.

Adriel is a CPA and holds a Master of Business Administration from MIT.

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Marcella Butler

Chief People Officer

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Chief People Officer

Marcella Butler

Marcella manages Openly's people strategy to support the company's continued growth.

With 30 years of experience, she has held numerous leadership roles in fintech, agtech, financial services and enterprise software companies. Marcella has held human resources leadership roles at organizations including AppHarvest, Impossible Foods, and Google.

Marcella received her BA in Geography from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her MPP from The Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

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Rob Higgins

Head of Corporate Development and Strategy

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Head of Corporate Development and Strategy

Rob Higgins

Rob leads the corporate development and strategy efforts at Openly.

He joins us from Liberty Mutual, where he spent 9 years as a senior leader in Finance, Claims, and Product. Rob was most recently Head of US Financial Planning & Analysis for Liberty's Global Retail Markets division. Rob has also worked as a strategic consultant to CEOs and Private Equity firms with The Parthenon Group and an international equity analyst at Putnam Investments.

Rob is a CFA Charterholder and received a BA in Biology from Harvard and his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth where he was an Edward Tuck Scholar.

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Joe Harman

Vice President Engineering

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Vice President Engineering

Joe Harman

Joe leads the Engineering team at Openly and is passionate about the people and processes that result in software and systems that are easy to use, read, and maintain.

The last 10 years of his career have been spent developing software and leading teams at technology startups. Prior to joining Openly, Joe was the Director of Engineering at Trove AI, where he coordinated the work and engineering culture for teams across a variety of disciplines and platforms, including native iOS, native Android, cloud, ML, web, infrastructure, and end-to-end test automation. Joe previously developed software for F5, LineRate, Qualcomm, John Deere, and Kimberly-Clark.

Joe received his BS in Computer Engineering from Marquette University and his MS in Computer Science from University of Michigan.

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Danielle Wyman

Vice President Insurance Strategy and Operations

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Vice President Insurance Strategy and Operations

Danielle Wyman

Danielle leads insurance strategy efforts at Openly.

She has over 10 years of property and casualty insurance experience, including several leadership roles at Liberty Mutual. Most recently, Danielle led large cross-functional strategy efforts at Liberty Mutual as Senior Director, Global Strategy and Head of Transformation Management.

Danielle received her BA from University of Connecticut and her MBA from Boston College.

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Noreen Pfadenhauer

Vice President Marketing

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Vice President Marketing

Noreen Pfadenhauer

Noreen leads the marketing team and all branding and marketing efforts at Openly.

She has over 20 years of experience in marketing strategy and multi-channel marketing efforts for B2C, B2B, and B2B2C businesses in fintech, insurtech, insurance, and financial services. Noreen has led high-growth, digitally-focused marketing efforts in a variety of organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. She previously held marketing leadership roles at Covr Financial Technologies, The Hartford, Higher One, and the Upromise division of Sallie Mae.

Noreen received a BA in Government from Dartmouth College.

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C.Todd Lombardo

Vice President Product & Experience

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Vice President of Product & Experience

C.Todd Lombardo

C. Todd leads the Product and Experience team at Openly.

Before landing at Openly, C. Todd worked as VP of Product/UX at MachineMetrics for more than two years. This was preceded by his position as Co-founder and VP of User Experience at Vempathy. Other key roles include Interim VP of Product & UX at Doorbell Communities, Chief Design Strategist at Fresh Tilled Soil, and Principal Innovation Catalyst & Innovation Architect at Constant Contact - Innovation Loft.

C. Todd earned a bachelor's degree from Merrimack College in the mid-90s, before moving on to University of Connecticut and Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He earned an MBA from IE Business School followed by a Master's from the Maryland Institute College of Art.

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Gina Reyes

Vice President Claims

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Vice President Claims

Gina Reyes

Gina leads all claims management operations at Openly.

She has extensive industry experience in claims management. Prior to Openly, Gina held several claims and field management leadership positions at Liberty Mutual Insurance, where she led an international multi-disciplinary team in multiple countries to redesign and deliver target operating models, training, core system upgrades, process improvement and business transformations. Gina previously held claims management roles at Allstate Insurance.

Gina received a Bachelor's degree in International Business from Oregon State University.

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Brad Stoub

Vice President Sales & Business Development

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Vice President Sales & Business Development

Brad Stoub

Brad leads the business development team and strategic partnerships efforts at Openly. He has spent over 14 years in the Insurance technology space.

Prior to joining Openly, Stoub served as VP of Sales and Marketing at Insuresoft (Formerly Applied Systems) a core systems provider for Policy, Billing, and Claims. After Insuresoft he was the Head of Sales for Hearsay Systems (San Francisco, CA), a leading VC backed SaaS provider for Insurance and Financial Services firms, focused on technology to enable distribution. Most recently he was the Head of Americas for Shift Technology (Paris France) a Unicorn Insurtech, where he led GTM for North, Central, and South American markets.

Brad earned a B.B.A. in Finance from Loyola University Chicago, and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame graduating with honors.

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