Direct Carriers & Changing Risks: Q&A With Rob Galbraith

Rob Galbraith has been called “the patron saint of insurtech,” “a global insurtech thought leader,” “a wonderful motivation,” “an inspiration,” “a mentor to many in the insurance industry,” “the prophet,” and “the most interesting man in insurance.” He is the author of the international bestselling book The End Of Insurance As We Know It, which has been a runaway success since its release in 2019. Rob is a popular keynote speaker who has shared his unique insights at numerous events around the globe on the topics of innovation, insurtech and the future of insurance. Rob has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry in a variety of innovation and leadership positions. He is a recognized thought leader on P&C insurance, a frequent media contributor, and well-known industry influencer. Rob holds a Master’s of Science in Insurance Management from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Michigan State University. In addition, Rob holds the CPCU, CLU, and ChFC professional designations.

The following are excerpts from a conversation between Ryan and Andrew Wynn, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Ascend, the first modern insurance payments platform that provides automated all-in-one financing, collections, and payables.

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