Jess Butler: The New Face Of Commercial Rating

A Vertafore Podcast

Filling in big shoes

Jess Butler, VP of Product Management and Owner of Commercial Submissions, is taking over for the infamous Dave Acker, a long-time champion of connectivity products here at Vertafore. Dave has been looking to retire but needed to find the right person to whom he could pass the torch. That begs the question: Why Jess Butler? You’ll walk away from this episode learning more about Jess and why she said yes to leading Vertafore’s connectivity mission:

  • How Jess got started in insurance over 20 years ago
  • How she guided Travelers’ business strategy during rater adoption
  • Her decision-matrix for prioritizing the fewest questions during rating
  • Why she started a data analytics company in the mutual space
  • A discussion on whether Vertafore “made sense” as the right next step
  • A debate on whether the term “market connectivity” is outdated

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