Ian Drysdale Appointed CEO at One Inc

Drysdale, already a member of One Inc’s board with deep payments and operational expertise, succeeds Christopher Ewing, who takes on the new role of Chief Strategy Officer.

(Ian Drysdale, CEO, One Inc.)

One Inc, the insurance payments network, today announced the appointment of payments executive Ian Drysdale as Chief Executive Officer, effective August 5, 2021. The company’s previous CEO Christopher Ewing, who co-founded the One Inc, will assume a new role as Chief Strategy Officer.

Christopher W. Ewing, Chief Strategy Officer, One Inc.

With more than 25 years of payments industry experience, Drysdale brings the perspective gained from leading high-performing teams for payment industry leaders as well as emerging companies, according to a One Inc announcement. He joined the company’s Board of Directors in January 2021, serving as Executive Chairman and working closely with the senior leadership team on key initiatives including its payments network buildout and new partnerships. Before joining One Inc, Drysdale led the payments division for Zelis (Bedminster), an emerging provider cost management and payments optimization solutions for the healthcare industry, where as president, he successfully developed and executed a vision that increased growth, scaled the organization and optimized sourcing, growing the payments network to 150 payors and 600,000 providers.

Drysdale has held executive and senior leadership revenue and product development roles at Elavon (U.S. Bank), First Data (now Fiserv) and Worldpay (now FIS), where his teams substantially contributed to increased revenue and profitability, One Inc says. At Elavon, Drysdale led the formation and launch of the Global eCommerce and Integrated Software Vendor (ISV) business after serving as head of Elavon’s North American sales and channel management. Drysdale earned a B.A. in Political Studies from Bishop’s University in Canada and an M.B.A. from Florida Atlantic University.

“I’m excited by the road ahead for One Inc and look forward to serving the unique needs of our clients through our talented leadership and team as we continue to grow the business,” comments Drysdale. “Chris has done a spectacular job building the company from the ground up into an insurtech leader. He recognized a scale opportunity and built One Inc, bringing both innovation and payments technology to the insurance business. One Inc will continue to benefit from Chris’ guidance and experience as we think strategically about pathways that grow and enhance our product offering and the solutions we provide to clients.”

Deep Payments and Operational Expertise

“Ian has deep payments and operational expertise and has optimized organizations and platforms to capitalize on the growth and changes in electronic payment,” comments Ewing. “I look forward to developing a strategic vision for the future with Ian and the team as we continue to scale the business and drive innovation in the insurance industry.”

Ewing co-founded One Inc in 2012 and has guided the company’s growth, building to a team of 475 employees that serves nearly 200 clients and processes more than $18 billion in annual payments. In early 2020, Great Hill Partners acquired One Inc and provided growth capital to support One Inc’s product expansion and go-to-market strategy.

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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 [email protected] or (503) 936-2803.

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