Omaha National Appoints Bryan Connolly Chief Operating Officer

Connolly will lead operational growth and data analysis and support Omaha National’s development into a full-stack carrier.

(Bryan Connolly, COO, Omaha National. Image source: Omaha National.)

Omaha National Group (Omaha) a tech-enabled provider of workers’ compensation insurance, has announced the appointment of Bryan Connolly as Chief Operating Officer. Connolly, who co-founded Omaha National in 2016, previously served as Chief Financial Officer.

Regan Pufall, President and CEO, Omaha National.

“As CFO, Bryan led vital initiatives like the authorization of Omaha National Insurance Company, establishing our reinsurance program, creating robust audit and regulatory compliance systems, and most recently leading the AM Best review that resulted in the rating of A- (excellent),” comments Reagan Pufall, CEO, Omaha National. “He has been a key member of the leadership team that has charted our path of growing rapidly while generating industry-leading loss ratios. Having him step into our top operational role will allow us to make full use of his exceptional talent, including leading the expansion of sophisticated data analytics throughout the company.”

He began an insurance career of over two decades with Mutual of Omaha and later moved to a Berkshire Hathaway insurer where he spent more than a decade, building data analysis and internal audit programs and ultimately leading their insurance and investment accounting teams. He is a member of the team that founded Omaha National in 2016. Connolly holds a Bachelor’s in Business from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.

“I’m excited for this new challenge at Omaha National,” comments Connolly. “We’ve built an exceptional team and I look forward to continue building the best workers’ compensation company in the country.”

Omaha National reports that it has raised $105 million in funding from Agman, Accomplice, HighSage Ventures, Tull Investments, and Cohen & Co.

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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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