Pie Insurance continues to expand its leadership team with the appointment of a Chief Commercial Officer, a Claims Manager, a Vice President of Business Development and a Vice President of People Operations


Insurance and technology industry experts join Pie to support the rapid growth of insurtech and its mission to enable small businesses to thrive

DENVER, May 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Pie insurance (“Pie”), an insurtech company specializing in workers’ compensation insurance for small businesses, has announced the appointment of a new senior leadership team members, including david samuel as the first commercial director, Dimitrius King as Chief Claims Officer, Kelly North as Vice President of Business Development, and Jen Straus as Senior Vice President of Human Operations. Pie also named insurance veteran Laura Bishop to the society board of directors. These leaders will use their valuable experience to help lead Pie through its next phase of growth.

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Samuels joins Pie after nearly a decade at SAP/Concur, where he most recently served as Chief Customer Officer. As Pie’s first Chief Commercial Officer, Samuels is responsible for setting Pie’s operational strategy and overseeing all premiums generated by our insurance agents and brokers.

As Pie’s first Director of Claims, King is responsible for leading and implementing the company’s claims strategy. He joins Pie more recently from Liberty Mutual, where he was vice president of the workers’ compensation division.

North joins Pie as vice president of business development, overseeing the team responsible for growing and maturing the company’s insurance agency network. Prior to Pie, she spent two years at Beam Dental as the company’s Vice President of Business Development.

Straus is responsible for compensation, benefits, operations and analytics for Pie’s people, as well as learning and development. She joins the company with extensive people operations experience in hyper-growth startups including Kabbage and Alteryx.

In addition to the new management team hires, Pie added Laura Bishop to its board of directors. Bishop brings nearly 40 years of executive leadership experience in publicly traded and private companies, including nearly 20 years with USAA, most recently as Chief Financial Officer.

“We are honored to have these exceptional leaders join our team of nearly 400 passionate, mission-driven Pie-oneers,” said John Swigart, CEO and co-founder of Pie. “These leaders are the best at what they do and are uniquely positioned to help us continue our journey to make insurance cheaper, simpler and more transparent for small business owners.”

Pie continues to expand its team of talented Pie-oneers across the country. To learn more about company culture, benefits and open positions, visit: https://pieinsurance.com/careers/.

About Pie Insurance
Pie Insurance leverages technology to transform the way small businesses buy and use commercial insurance, with the goal of making it affordable and easy as pie. Pie’s focus on granular, sophisticated pricing and data-driven customer segmentation allows Pie to accurately match price with risk across a wide range of small business types, allowing Pie to provide more affordable insurance for small business owners. Since 2017, Pie has received more than $300 million in financing and future financing commitments, increased its gross written premium to more than $100 millionand has partnered with over 1,000 agencies nationwide.



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