Groundspeed Analytics in Ann Arbor, a provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivered smart submission and analytics solutions for the property and casualty insurance industry, reported it has more than doubled its number of customers in the second half of 2021 and hired three new executives.
“Groundspeed experienced record-breaking momentum in 2021 and we’re excited to continue to grow and scale as we strengthen our leadership team,” says Jeff Mason, CEO of Groundspeed. “With the added technical and go-to-market expertise that these leaders bring, we are better positioned to reach and serve even more commercial insurance carriers and brokers to transform their businesses.”
Groundspeed doubled the number of carriers it serves with its Rapid Fusion technology. This expanded customer base, along with the recent strategic hires, will help Groundspeed achieve its mission to power smarter business insurance through the exchange of intelligent data.
Vishal Srivastava was hired as vice president of engineering, Devon Watts as vice president of marketing, and Danielle Hurley as vice president of sales. The company employs X people.
Srivastava will lead the company’s engineering, data science, enablement, and automation efforts. Prior to Groundspeed, Srivastava worked for Marcus — the consumer division of Goldman Sachs — as vice president. There, he helped build algorithms that power the Marcus app, deposits, and card businesses.
Watts will be responsible for positioning Groundspeed as the thought and market leader for smart submission and analytics in property and casualty insurance. Previously, Watts led marketing teams at Asana, Carta, and most recently RollWorks. At Asana she established the brand and positioning that drove the company’s pre-IPO hypergrowth.
Hurley will lead the company’s sales teams. At her last position, Hurley built out Feedzai’s forecasting, revenue reporting, and SDR process in addition to tripling the company pipeline. Prior to Feedzai, Hurley worked in financial sales and began her career in investment banking with Goldman Sachs.