Steve Leigh Joins Advisory Firm Coretech Insight

During a career of nearly three decades, Leigh has held senior roles with prominent companies such as Zurich Insurance, Gartner, and Microsoft.

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Coretech Insight (Highland, N.C.), an independent advisory firm serving insurers and coretech solution providers, has  Steve Leigh to its professional services team as Senior Transformation Consultant. An industry veteran of nearly three decades, Leigh expands Coretech Insight insurance service offerings into the life and health insurance segments.

Steve Leigh, Senior Transformation Consultant, Coretech Insight.

Leigh has held senior roles with prominent companies such as Zurich Insurance, Gartner, and Microsoft. While with Gartner, he authored multiple Magic Quadrants on the life insurance industry. At Microsoft, he focused on creating solutions that enable Fortune 1000 organizations to capitalize on emerging trends and technological advancements. His work at Microsoft also extended beyond insurance to commercial and retail banking.

“All industries are starting to feel the disruption brought on by AI and other emerging technologies, and this is just the beginning,” comments Leigh. “I’m so excited to join Coretech Insight to help the insurance industry navigate these challenges and make a better future for all of us.”

Deep Experience with Emerging Technology

Jeff Haner, Co-Founder, Coretech Insights.

“Having worked with Steve Leigh during our time at Gartner, I’ve seen firsthand his thought leadership and the practical, actionable insights he provides to industry leaders,” comments Jeff Haner, co-founder of Coretech Insights. “Steve has deep experience with and insight into emerging technologies, and his extensive experience in life and annuities enables Coretech Insight to serve a wider range of insurers and solution providers. His background equips him to deliver immediate business value and serve as a highly qualified resource for Coretech Insight’s expanding network of insurer and coretech provider clients.”

Leigh joins Coretech Insight as it passes its 18-month mark as a start-up advisory firm, founded in 2022 by Laura and Jeff Haner. During this time, the firm has served a growing number of coretech and insurtech solution providers with a range of custom research and consulting services. Coretech Insights serves insurers and coretech solution providers who need to grow their business and want to find their ideal customers and tech solution partners.

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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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