Robert Klepper Joins Betterview as a Strategic Advisor

The former global chief underwriting officer of AXA XL’s property, energy, and construction division, has 35 years of industry experience with major P&C carriers.

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Betterview (San Francisco), an InsurTech provider of actionable property intelligence to property/casualty insurance companies, has announced that Robert Klepper will serve as a strategic advisor to the company.

Robert Klepper, Strategic Advisor, Betterview.

Klepper’s insurance industry leadership roles include his most recent position as global chief underwriting officer for AXA XL’s property, energy, and construction division. During his more than 35 years in insurance, Klepper held executive positions with AIG, Torus Insurance, XL Catlin, and Swiss Re. He has broad international insurance experience with a technical underwriting and risk engineering foundation, and is skilled at leading global teams, launching new products, and establishing innovative partnerships, according to a Betterview statement.

“We are excited to be bringing on someone of Bob’s level of expertise to serve as an adviser,” comments Jeff Heine, chief revenue officer, Betterview. “In particular, Bob’s background in technical underwriting and risk engineering will be a valuable asset to help us with product development, and to better engage with the industry through thought leadership opportunities.”

Founded in 2014 by insurance industry veterans David Tobias and David Lyman, Betterview leverages a combination of proprietary computer vision models, geospatial imagery, and third-party property intelligence to empower P&C insurers to predict and prevent losses, optimize underwriting and inspections efficiency, and build a more transparent relationship with insureds.

Jeff Heine, Chief Revenue Officer, Betterview.

All of these insights are housed in the Betterview Property Intelligence & Risk Management Platform, which the company describes as an intuitive, single-screen platform that gives underwriters a holistic view of real property risk through tools, such as the integrated PropertyInsight tool and the 100-point Roof Spotlight Index.

Actionable View of Real Property Risk

“This company sits in a unique place in the insurtech space,” comments Klepper. “Their focus on transparency sets them apart from their competitors, who are not able to give as complete or as actionable a view of real property risk. With the property intelligence tools Betterview provides, insurers have everything they need to turn agents and underwriters into heroes for the insured.”

Klepper is joining Betterview during a period of strategic growth, as the company has recently launched several new features which have been added to the Betterview Platform, including a Defensible Space tool, and PartnerHub, a marketplace for third-party property intelligence.

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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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