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MVP Advisory Group (Chicago) has announced that Ajay Kelshiker joined the firm as a partner in February. Kelshiker brings more than 30 years of IT and more than 20 years of insurance experience across a number of roles, including VP of Sales for Insurity’s Data Solutions Division and Associate Partner for IBM’s Global Insurance Consulting Practice. Kelshiker will focus on MVP’s Data & Analytics practice.
“MVP is happy to welcome Ajay Kelshiker to our leadership team,” comments Donn Vucovich, MVP Managing Partner. “Ajay has a deep expertise in insurance analytics, data warehousing, data integration and master data management. He brings the knowledge, experience and leadership needed to help insurers with their data and analytics challenges.”
In addition to his previous roles with Insurity and IBM, Mr. Kelshiker served as VP of Information Services for Capital Indemnity Corporation, where he implemented and operated the company’s first data warehouse, business intelligence, portal and CRM solutions and the company’s Data Governance Council.
“Leveraging data to identify and achieve superior business outcomes continues to be a top challenge for insurers, particularly for small and mid-size carriers,” Kelshiker says. “I specialize in leading and assessing insurance transformation programs, designing data solutions, and managing the successful delivery of complex implementation projects. MVP’s commitment to helping insurers meet these challenges is the reason I joined their team. I look forward to using my experience to help carriers of all sizes receive maximum value from their data and analytics programs.”
Data and Analytics a Core Competency
“Data and analytics is a core competency of MVP,” comments Russ Bostick, Managing Partner, MVP. “The addition of Ajay is a reflection of our commitment to guiding insurance carriers through the current times of rapid transformation and technological evolution. It is important especially for smaller and mid-size companies to succeed in their data and digital initiatives. They don’t have the budgets of Tier 1 insurers and therefore they must ensure they have executable strategies that are aligned with their business objectives. Ajay can help define those strategies and develop the roadmaps and delivery plans to ensure their complex data initiatives are successful.”
Kelshiker holds a MBA in Information Systems from Warwick Business School in Warwick, U.K., and a Bachelor of Science degree in Production Technology and Production Management from Aston University in Birmingham, U.K.