About Us

Nexilis is an Insurtech company, with an accomplished team of Insurance and IT experts.

Nexilis has designed and architected a seamless business solution that incorporates emerging technology tools and environments while adhering to basic insurance principals and requirements.

Team

Company Executives have over 62 years combined experience in the P&C insurance industry, providing IT innovative solutions and services while managing US and global organizations.



Leadership: The Team behind Nexilis' next generation Cloud Platform



Emanuell James

CEO

A serial entrepreneur and seasoned IT Executive with a global perspective.

In the past 25 years, he has been a founder, investor, board member, and leader of international organizations. Emanuell was co-creator and partner in one of the initial wireless speech recognition software product and integration companies, Wirenix, which was acquired by a European Telecom giant. He has also lead startup Edgesys RFID a builder of RFID POS and logistics application systems, startup incubator emaxers Inc, and Edgesys, a consulting services organization servicing the P&C insurance industry in the US.



Venkatesh Natarajan

COO

A product and customer centric executive focused on delivering results

Venkatesh has 25 years of experience across product, business development, and strategy. He has led global teams in product management, technology and strategic growth initiatives across several industries. Before joining Nexilis, Venkatesh was the Leader of the Dun&Bradstreet Data Exchange, an alternative data marketplace focused in financial services. He led all functions including partnerships and business development, with a laser focus on bridging technology, data and analytics to solve market needs. Venkatesh also has managed several multi-million-dollar SaaS and API product suites including successful global launches. Prior to Dun&Bradstreet, he has had several progressively expanding roles, across marketing, strategy and finance - at Hertz, Ernst&Young, ASCAP and KPMG



Kavita Nair

HR Head

Kavita Nair is an HR professional who has worked with multiple industries. She is an alumnus of ICFAI and has her MBA in Human Resources and Marketing. She has over 13 years of national & international experience spanning across various functions of HR like Administration, Employee training and Organizational development. She has participated in the design and application of company policies to enhance and uplift the work culture.

She is passionate to facilitate organizations to work in coordination with their people and achieve growth and success.



Rahul Pandey

Head of Operations

Rahul Pandey has an extensive experience global operations across infrastructure, project management, business development, process improvements and in diverse global talent Acquisition. He has managed complicated relationships addressing needs for global customer. He is well versed in multiple technology projects and domains in Technology, Insurance, Banking, Media and Pharma.

He maintains laser focus on deliverables with aim at bottom line results. Over his career, he has received several outstanding Achievement Awards for and engaged in strategic initiatives. Rahul is always committed to foster strong business partnerships with management, executive leadership and teams.

Advisory Board

We have a seasoned Executive level Advisory Board guiding us



Mathieu Gorge

Mathieu Gorge is the CEO and founder of VigiTrust (2003). Mathieu is an established authority on IT security and risk management, with more than 20 years international experience. He is in high demand as a speaker at international security conferences, such as RSA, ISSA and ISACA, due in no small part to his reputation, experience and the success of VigiTrust’s 5 Pillars of Security Framework™.

Mathieu’s areas of expertise include PCI DSS, GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, VRM and ISO 27001. He has been involved in payment security for more than 15 years and works closely with the PCI Council in the US and EU.

Mathieu is the current President and Chief Security Officer of the French Irish Chamber of Commerce. He has also served as the Chairman of Infosecurity Ireland and was an Official Reviewer for ANSI. He is the founder of the PCI DSS European Roadshow, running since 2011.



Krishna Malyala

Krishna is the CEO of TLC and is renowned to being creator and inspiration on many fronts—but is first and foremost, is an innovator with a knack for seeing how things can be better. Starting in Computer Engineering at Penn State, with a minor in Computer Science, Krishna then earned an MBA at Rutgers University in strategy and finance, and later served as White House Presidential Innovation Entrepreneur in residence, VP of Innovation at Citi, CTO of WISP Inc., and is the inventor of the AOL/NetZero Accelerator (sped-up dialup and wireless modems). More recently, Krishna turned his attention to the world of realty. There, he saw an opportunity to use technology to create a better home buying experience for homebuyers and real estate agents.



Jessica Robinson

Jessica Robinson is a cybersecurity leader with a different approach. She is CEO at PurePoint International, and their brand Consciously Secure Living (CSL). Since the company started, CSL has addressed unique and important concerns raised by members in our PurePoint community to support our leaders where they are and help them create inner security so they can create outer security for those they care about most, particularly, vulnerable and underrepresented populations, including people of color, women and Black communities.

PurePoint helps CEOs prevent data breaches by bridging the gap among data security, cyber risk, and privacy. PurePoint International is the #1 security company of choice for women-led and/or owned businesses and organizations globally and is the winner of the JCI Philippines-New York ICON of IMPACT Award for International Affairs and Women's Security for our work with CEOs and innovative approach with global businesses.



Barry Dynkin

Barry Dynkin is the Co-Founder and President of Atlas Cybersecurity. He is also the Co-Executive Director of the American Cybersecurity Institute. He was a legal researcher on the Tallinn Manual on Cyber Warfare 2.0 and a contributing author on Law Firm Cybersecurity, a publication of the ABA, and has published numerous papers on a variety of legal, cybersecurity, and cyber warfare related topics. He was also on the staff of the Journal of Law and Cyber Warfare. Barry is also a Board Member of ISACA New York Chapter.



Ignesius Ernest Thambyraj (Ignesius)

Ignesius Ernest Thambyraj (Ignesius) is a Cloud Technology and Software Product development leader with over 30 years of Software industry experience in Enterprise Systems, Cloud Infrastructure and High-Performance Computing.

Ignesius is currently the Director General at Cloud Computing Innovation Council of India (CCICI).

Ignesius has been the Engineering Head/Architect for IBM healthcare client Kaiser Permanente for their Large Unix Cloud Datacenters and the Technical Director at IBM Systems and Technology Lab for IBM Power Systems - Unix (AIX) Development Lab and High-Performance Computing Lab. He has been the Head of IBM Center of Excellent for High Performance Computing at IBM India and the lead for Collaboration projects with IBM T J Watson Research Centre. He has also served as the Engineering Director at AMD for GPU accelerated solutions for Deep Learning and other HPC verticals.

He has worked at IBM Raleigh, USA as the technical lead in the development of IBM Network router software and at IBM Boca Raton, Florida, USA as the component lead in the development of IBM Virtualization.

Ignesius is a founding member and Lead Software Architect at Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) for the development of India’s first Parallel Computer PARAM.

He has been an Industry Member (Ex) – Expert Group on Infrastructure - National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) - Government. Of India

He is also currently serving as a Technical Committee Member, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government. of India



Charles Muratore

Charles Muratore is the founder of Integrity ACLM Inc.—a New York City based executive recruiting and management consulting firm. He is a Cornell Graduate with over 40 years of experience in building team for Corporations. Charles has handled staff augmentation for companies within each major industry including banks/financial institutions, advertising agencies, CPA organizations, law firms, and Fortune 500 companies.

In the last 25 years his core strengths have been withProperty &Casualty (P&C) insurance carriers and insurance brokerages. Told 40 years ago that he’d never succeed in the recruiting business, Charlie is still disproving his challengers forty years later. A core belief that motivates him to succeed, which he also uses to train his staff and other sales teams is “sales begins with a NO.”



Daniel E. Cohen

Daniel is a Commercial Executive and Commercial Lines Director of Cohen Partners, LLC and a licensed Property & Casualty and Life, Accident & Health insurance broker. He works with various industries and businesses to provide comprehensive property & casualty programs for all commercial insurance products. In addition to his expertise in commercial insurance programs and practices, Daniel specializes in cyber insurance products and cyber risk for tech and non-tech companies alike. He holds the Cyber COPE Insurance Certification (CCIC) from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Policy & Information Systems, and has presented at numerous cyber security, legal, and ethics seminars to promote knowledge of cyber insurance programs and education of underlying risk factors.



Edward Hassen

CPCU

Edward Hassen is a senior insurance industry executive with global experience in product /project management for diverse initiatives ranging from enterprise implementations to large-scale process improvements/changes within high-tech settings. He is a thought leader and offers unique expertise in consumer-focused product management and insurance technology, with an emphasis in business software, Cloud-based, and web services, and products. He is experienced in full cycle management from concept, definition, and launch to iteration, marked by proven record delivering innovative, highly successful, and scalable products to market.

He began his 25+ year insurance industry career at Zurich North America tasked with revitalizing and upgrading underwriting operational efficiency, and developing diverse policy issuance systems. In addition, he managed the Commercial Lines-Specialty Program for the company while systematizing manual processes. He directed major policy issuance systems upgrades, including The Policy Form Issuance Project and the development of a New Rating Module.

He later joined AIG as a Project Leader leading the implementation of a $3M underwriting system project with over $5BN in annual premium and 180,000+ transactions. Edward successfully leveraged business application enhancement requirements, integrity of data for key reporting and transaction processing systems. At AIG, he was promoted to the critical role of Project Manager at Policy Administration Solutions and driving the company’s underwriting package. He was promoted again to Senior Information Officer at AIG managing highly complex global projects. Edward holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Accounting and a prestigious CPCU Designation.



Luis Almanza

  • Luis is the Co-Founder and Chief Analytics Officer @Datavalue.ai
  • He holds Msc in Finance and enjoys finding solutions to complex problems with data.
  • Luis has been involved in solving business challenges associated with data, analytics and machine learning in Mining, Logistics and Retail industries for more than 12 years.
  • Luis’s expertise includes Data Strategy/Roadmap, Churn Prediction, Recommendation Systems, Inventory Optimization (preventing lost sales/back orders and overstock), Financial Analytics (automated understanding of all financials), Sales Analytics (automated understanding of sales) and more.



Scot Sonius

  • Scot Sonius is a Senior Technology Executive with 20+ years of experience in Property & Casualty (P&C) insurance, both in Commercial and Personal lines.
  • He has deep expertise in all phases of P&C Policy systems including Underwriting, Rating, Billing, Claims, Reporting and Analytics.
  • Scot has also led large data migration projects from legacy systems to modern applications
  • Over the years, Scot has been key part of strategic leadership teams and was instrumental in implementing new, modern P&C systems from ground up, seamlessly integrating the legacy applications


Gary Teekah

Gary is the Founder and CEO of Op-X Consulting Services, Inc. which specializes in providing digital product management, program management, and IT leadership support services across a variety of domains with special emphasis on the insurance industry.

He began his professional career as an insurance underwriter with experience in the British and USA markets. For the last 32 years, Gary has focused on building and implementing insurance software in both the P&C and Life insurance industries. He has a Computer Science degree from the University of Central Florida and holds the CPCU and ACII (London) professional insurance designations.

Gary has performed in various management roles as an insurance and IT practitioner. He was an underwriting and claims manager before pivoting to IT roles as a software engineer, solutions architect, technical lead, and Vice President of application development and delivery. He has managed in-house IT departments, provided IT consulting services to external clients, and collaborated with all layers of management teams in delivering IT services to organizations.