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Brightway Insurance, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based insurance franchisor, announces the appointment of Shane Blazek as the company’s Chief Technology Officer. Blazek the role as the national insurance distributor is developing a data-driven, technology-enabled platform to support what the company calls the insurance franchisee of the future.
“Shane is a leader in the world of InsurTech and has earned an impressive reputation building teams and solutions to deliver better agent and customer experiences,” comments Mark Cantin, President and CEO, Brightway Insurance. “He has spent over a decade innovating and driving digital transformation in the insurance industry, and Brightway agents and their customers will be the beneficiaries going forward.”
Blazek joins Brightway from Vouch Specialty, a venture-backed digital insurance startup, where he served as the Head of Technology and was responsible for building the platform to support brokerage sales. Prior to that, he spent seven years as a VP and Head of Engineering at Mylo, where he established and implemented the technology strategic vision and roadmap to build the business from the ground up. As a result of Blazek’s leadership, Mylo received multiple national InsurTech Awards, according to a Brightway statement.
Benefits of Digital Efficiency
“I am committed to introducing Brightway agents and customers across the country to the benefits of digital efficiency,” comments Blazek. “By merging the guidance of our trusted local agents with seamless technology, we will surpass our customer service goals and continually improve agency productivity.”
Brightway offers franchisees by offering access to customized coverage solutions from a range of insurers paired with comprehensive back office and marketing support. “This winning model allows our franchisees to focus on addressing the needs of their customers to become trusted advisors and grow their business,” the Brightway statement says.