(Jason Gross, VP, Head of Platform, ManchesterStory. Image source: EMC Companies.)
ManchesterStory Group (Des Moines), a venture capital firm partnering with companies in the InsurTech, FinTech and HealthTech Sectors, has announced that Jason Gross is joining the company as Vice President and Head of Platform.
“Jason is an award-winning innovation, strategy and technology-adoption leader with experience leading large-scale transformation at three top insurance providers,” comments Dave Miles, Founding Partner, ManchesterStory. “Jason’s expertise and insights will enhance ManchesterStory’s capabilities as we help our strategic partners leverage innovative solutions and accelerate the growth of our portfolio companies.”
ManchesterStory’s announcement of the appointment says that the creation of the new Head of Platform role coincides with the expansion of the firm’s venture capital franchise as it engages more strategic partners and adds to its growing network of leading InsurTech, Fintech and HealthTech companies.
Insight on Strategic Issues and Priorities in Insurance
“As Head of Platform, Gross will play an important role with ManchesterStory by providing ongoing insight on strategic issues and priorities in the insurance industry with strategic partners and portfolio companies, as well as serving on ManchesterStory’s investment team,” says Matt Kinley, Founding Partner, ManchesterStory. “He will also take a leading role in leveraging and sharing the firm’s thought leadership with the industry as a whole.”
“I am thrilled to join the team at ManchesterStory during this incredible period of change in insurance,” comments Gross. “I have had the privilege to work with dozens of carriers and InsurTechs on innovation, adoption and investments over the years and joining this impressive team was a natural fit.”
Gross has over 20 years of experience working with prominent insurance carriers including Principal Financial Group, Nationwide and EMC, where he led innovation efforts that garnered the InnovationLeader award from InnovationIowa, Best-In-Class Innovation Awards from NAMIC, and the Corporate Innovation Award from Plug-and-Play Tech Center.