About Us

Alex Maffeo

Alex Maffeo,
CEO & Founder

Alex Maffeo is the CEO & Founder of Boost Insurance. Prior to founding Boost, Alex was a Principal at IA Capital Group - a leading fintech and insurtech-focused venture capital firm in New York City. Alex led insurtech investment efforts at IA and completed multiple portfolio company investments in the space including Sure, Snapsheet, Wellthie, SmartAsset, and Hamilton Insurance Group. Boost was founded to help reduce go-to-market time and pain for insurtech startups and other digital platforms that want to launch innovative insurance programs. Alex brings the necessary startup and technology expertise to identify emerging product and market trends as well as consumer behavior changes that are driving these shifts – ensuring that Boost accurately supports insurtech opportunities with the most upside for its (re)insurance partners. Alex holds a BA from Columbia University.

Chris Vitone

Chris Vitone,
CTO

Chris Vitone is the CTO of Boost Insurance. Chris is responsible for the technology vision and implementing the products needed to support our insurtech and reinsurance partners. Chris has over 17 years' experience designing scalable technology solutions across a wide range of industry verticals, both as an engineer and as a team leader. He has expertise in creating server-side applications that support hundreds of thousands of real-time requests per day. Chris was previously the Vice President of Engineering at Goji where he was responsible for digitizing all aspects of the agency workflow, including leading the team that built out the realtime quoting and binding of policies with carrier partners. Chris graduated with High Distinction from WPI with a BS in Computer Science.

Julie Sherlock

Julie Sherlock,
Head of Insurance Strategy

Julie Sherlock is the Head of Insurance Strategy at Boost Insurance. She is responsible for executing our insurance strategy with oversight on underwriting, product development, and claims. Additionally, Julie serves as an ongoing underwriting resource for our insurtech partners as they develop their products and go-to-market strategy. Julie brings an extensive insurance background to Boost with over 13 years of experience underwriting complex insurance solutions in high net worth personal lines.

Prior to joining Boost, Julie served as SVP – Field Underwriting Officer at PURE Insurance Group and was responsible for all aspects of underwriting execution and underwriter development. Julie has expertise constructing esoteric programs including fine art insurance and has underwritten for multiple lines of business throughout her career including homeowners, auto, personal liability, inland marine, not-for-profit D&O, domestic worker’s compensation, and non-admitted solutions. She also has reinsurance experience, handling both facultative and treaty solutions in prior roles. Julie received a BA from Villanova University and holds an Art Business certification from NYU.

Juan Arenas

Juan Arenas,
Head of Business Operations

Juan Arenas is the Head of Business Operations at Boost Insurance. Juan's role covers a wide range of responsibilities, including business development, day-to-day operations, and ensuring that our insurtech partners have streamlined access to Boost's platform. Juan's diverse experience brings a breadth of knowledge to the team. Most recently, Juan was a Director of Strategy and Execution at Fusion Media Group (a division of Univision Communication Inc.) where he helped lead various operational initiatives as the company acquired and integrated new media assets into its portfolio. Prior to that, he was Vice President at IA Capital Group - a leading fintech and insurtech-focused venture capital firm in New York City. Juan received a Bachelor's from NYU Stern School of Business.

Tome Cvitan

Tome Cvitan,
Senior Engineer

Tome is a Senior Engineer at Boost Insurance, taking on the challenge of creating a modern insurtech ecosystem. Prior to joining Boost, Tome was the Director of Engineering at Hearst Digital Media where he built a modern digital media platform while hiring and developing strong engineering talent. Tome has extensive experience in building and scaling full stack web applications, API’s, and microservice based platforms. He has been part of multiple startups, run a consulting business and has led projects and teams in international environments. He is skilled in bridging the communication gap between product and engineering teams and raising engineering output with continuous practice and process improvement.

Andrew Mneyergi

Andrew Mneyergi,
Senior Engineer

Andrew Mneyergi is a Senior Engineer at Boost Insurance. He contributes to the organization's product development, technology architecture, and system integration capabilities. Andrew's experience in the insurance and healthcare industries gives him a unique perspective on identifying business opportunities. Prior to joining Boost, Andrew was an engineer at PatientPing, a Boston-based healthcare startup, where he helped scale their platform to seamlessly support millions of daily patient transactions from hospitals and other healthcare providers. Prior to that, he worked at insurtech startup Goji where he developed their policy warehouse which powered revenue forecasting, retention campaigns, and securitization of their book of business with investment partners.

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