Chad Hawkinson

Chad Hawkinson

Chief Product & Data Officer

“I’ve seen first-hand the profound impact data-driven insights can have on our customers’ success. It’s exciting to partner with our agency and carrier customers to unlock the deep insights hidden in their data, and drive their businesses forward.” 

A seasoned data and analytics guru, Chad has seen first-hand the profound impact data-driven insights can have on customers’ success. He brings deep experience with AI and ML technologies in the energy, aerospace, defense, automotive, and construction industries to help agencies and carriers discover new opportunities to drive dramatic business growth by leveraging insights previously hidden deep within their data.

Prior to Vertafore, Chad spent seven years as Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Engineering & Product Design division at IHS Markit. An experienced go-to-market strategist in both the software and data analytics industries, Chad also held leadership roles at Progress Software, PTC, and Intel.

He earned a BA in Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech, as well as an MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management. 

Chad’s 5 Fast Facts

  1. What do you love most about your role at Vertafore?

I love being able to work with our customers on a daily basis, and ideally make a positive impact on their business.

  1. How did you get into the InsurTech business?

I spent a long career in engineering, from a practicing engineer building engineering software businesses to building data and analytics businesses in the engineering world. When I found out about the opportunity to leverage these experiences in the insurance field — which has an incredible amount of data and we’re still figuring out how best to leverage it — I saw there was a huge potential to build a valuable data and analytics business at Vertafore.

  1. What are you most excited about for the future of InsurTech?

I’m excited to build the data and analytics solutions for the insurance space that enable our agency, wholesaler, and carrier customers to grow their businesses and provide even better service to their end customers.

  1. What’s your idea of the perfect weekend?

Spending time outdoors with my wife and three children.

  1. I’m coming to visit you! What are your favorite/must-do things in your city?

I live in Denver, so go to the mountains! Camp and swim in the freezing waters of Lake Granby, sled down the Great Sand Dunes, and enjoy the weather!

Education
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
MBA, MIT Sloan School of Management
Experience
  • SVP & General Manager, Engineering & Product Design Business, IHS Markit
  • VP Product Strategy, PTC