Seibels Names Rao Tadepalli CIO

Responsible for the vendor’s software development, implementation and support data center operations and infrastructure, Tadepalli will also oversee rollout the vendor’s partner ecosystem.

(Rao Tadepalli, CIO, Seibels. Source: Seibels.) 

Seibels, a Columbia, S.C.-based provider of business process services to insurers, has announced the appointment of Rao Tadepalli to role of Chief Information Officer. Tadepalli will oversee Seibels’ Information Technology Services, which includes software development, implementation and support, data center operations and infrastructure. Tadepalli will also lead the digital transformation efforts and InsurTech initiatives.

Rex Huggins, Chairman & CEO, Seibels.

With over 25 years of insurance and technology management expertise, Tadepalli most recently served as CIO at Great American Insurance (Cincinnati), a specialty property and casualty insurer. In that role, he led process improvements and technology transformation that earned Celent’s (Boston) Model Insurer Award in 2017.

Leading Rollout of Seibels SPOT Ecosystem

“Rao brings an impressive track record of results in leading digital transformation initiatives,” said Rex Huggins, Chairman & CEO, Seibels. “He will help drive the rollout of Seibels Partner Operating Technology [SPOT] Ecosystem, offering our clients unparalleled solutions focused on speed-to-market, and predictable costs.”

Prior to joining Seibels, Mr. Tadepalli served as an advisor to several InsurTech startups in Silicon Valley including Plug and Play Tech Center. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Tadepalli also completed Innovative Technology Leadership Executive program from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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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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