(Source: Velox24 website.)
Editor’s Note: Antonio Ortiz, CEO, Velox24 Insurance (San Juan, Puerto Rico), is one of 16 finalists for Insurance Innovation Reporter’s Four Stars Award, which recognizes outstanding insurance IT innovators across four regions of Latin America: Mexico, Central America & Caribbean, Andean, and Southern Cone.)
Some executives help to make their companies more innovative; Antonio Ortiz created an innovative company. That company, Velox24, provides consumers direct access to personal insurance from their desktops and mobile devices. Complimentary products and services launched by Velox24 include roadside assistance and protection throughout the island. Velox24 has quickly become a leader in Puerto Rico with its innovative delivery of products and services, through its own brand as well as strategic marketing through financial institutions.
A graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Ortiz also leads Velox24’s sister company, Connect Road Assist and has been honored with the following awards:
- Young Entrepreneur of the Year—Teodoro Moscoso Award
Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce
- Premio de Excelencia en Calidad de Servicio, Hecho en Puerto Rico—Asociación de Productos de Puerto Rico
In addition to his Insurance Industry successes Antonio serves as a mentor and judge for Parallel18 Economic Empowerment, an economic development initiative designed to attract and create high-impact startups that can scale from Puerto Rico to global communities beyond the island, including Mainland US, Latin America and Europe.