ClarionDoor Hires InsurTech Expert David Cartagena to Lead Product Development

Cartagena has held IT roles at Travelers, as well as leadership positions at LexisNexis and Insurity.

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ClarionDoor (Santa Barbara, Calif.), provider of an intelligent product distribution platform, is has announced that David Cartagena has joined the company’s executive team as VP of product development.

David Cartagena, VP, Product Development, ClarionDoor.

Having most recently spent nearly ten years in IT leadership at Travelers Insurance (Hartford), Cartagena has an understanding of the challenges and opportunities inherent to successfully developing and implementing insurance technology, a ClarionDoor statement notes. Cartagena brings more than 20 years of in-market experience to ClarionDoor and a talent for solving problems with technology. In addition to his roles at Travelers, Cartagena also held leadership positions at LexisNexis (Atlanta) and Insurity (Hartford), where he was responsible for the creation and go-to-market strategy for a diverse set of solutions, including data products, rate/quote/bind systems, sales and service management and submission distribution platforms.

“ClarionDoor’s API-first strategy for solution development was a game changer when it launched and it has been a catalyst for success in an ecosystem that requires interoperability, flexibility, and self-service,” comments Cartagena. “The rock-solid foundation the ClarionDoor team has built will enable tremendous success and I’m excited to build on that positive momentum.”

Michael DeGusta, CEO, ClarionDoor.

Recognizing the burden rip-and-replace projects and integrations between old and new systems placed on insurance organizations across lines of business and size, ClarionDoor explains that it an API-first approach that produces rapid results, avoids large scale modernization initiatives, and solves real industry problems. With a focus on product innovation, sales, and distribution, ClarionDoor enables property/casualty organizations to improve speed to market and operational efficiency. The company boasts a deep bench of insurance experts, which it says enhances solution delivery, which in turn boosts customer experience, optimizes new and existing distribution channels, and reduces total cost of ownership for a stronger competitive advantage, according the ClarionDoor statement.

Experience Spanning the Insurance Workflow Continuum

“His experience spans the insurance workflow continuum and perfectly aligns with ClarionDoor’s product suite,” said Michael DeGusta, CEO at ClarionDoor. “David approaches product development from an insurer perspective and that is something that will benefit our customers and improve the customer experience going forward.”

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at or (503) 936-2803.

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