TechCanary Names Pat Forgione CTO

Forgione will lead the company’s development team and IT to ensure that it remains on the forefront of technology.

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TechCanary (Milwaukee, Wisc.), a provider of a cloud-based, analytics-driven insurance solution built natively on the Salesforce platform, continues reinforcing its leadership through the appointment of Pat Forgione as Chief Technology Officer. Earlier this month TechCanary announced Saima Shaukat had joined the company as chief revenue officer. In his new position, Forgione will report directly to company founder and CEO Reid Holzworth to ensure the company remains on the forefront of technology as it continues on its rapid growth trajectory, according to a TechCanary statement.

Pat Forgione, CTO, TechCanary.

TechCanary reports that Forgione will spearhead the company’s development team and IT department with responsibilities that include product development and support and the oversight of all the technology needs of TechCanary, its associates, and its customers.

“I am delighted to announce the addition of Pat to the TechCanary executive team,” comments Holzworth. “As a company, we have enjoyed tremendous success over the past couple of years, including successful expansion into new markets like Canada. The timing was right to further strengthen our C-Level team with a seasoned professional like Pat. He’s a high-caliber talent who will help us to continue our rapid growth without compromising on our high standards of quality for both our products and services.”

A veteran in the FinTech industry, Forgione was most recently CTO at Lendful, a Canadian-based online lender. In addition to his Lendful experience, he has also served as CTO of Thinking Capital, VP of technology at Peak Financial Services and senior manager, infrastructure operations and development with Pension Financial Services. Forgione began his career as senior project manager with Desjardins before going on to found Digital Finance Inc. and serve as the company’s president.

Modern, Robust, Scalable, Proven Solution

“I’m looking forward to contributing to TechCanary’s development and success by delivering on the company’s vision to continuously explore the latest in technology and leverage it to its full potential for our insurance industry customers,” Forgione comments. “TechCanary’s use of Salesforce as the foundation of the new generation of agency management systems was brilliant—offering agents, brokers and carriers a modern, robust, scalable and proven solution that is easily adaptable to each organization’s unique business. It’s that kind of innovative thinking and the opportunity to help change how an industry thinks about and uses technology that attracted me to TechCanary.”

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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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