Brightway taps new technology chief

Brightway Insurance has announced the appointment of Shane Blazek (pictured above) as chief technology officer.

Blazek joins Brightway Insurance from Vouch Specialty, a digital insurance startup, where he served as head of technology and was responsible for building a platform to support brokerage sales. Prior to Vouch, he spent seven years as vice president and head of engineering at Mylo, where his leadership helped the company earn multiple national insurtech awards.

“Shane is a leader in the world of insurtech and has earned an impressive reputation building teams and solutions to deliver better agent and customer experiences,” said Mark Cantin, president and CEO of Brightway Insurance. “He has spent over a decade innovating and driving digital transformation in the insurance industry, and Brightway agents and their customers will be the beneficiaries going forward.”

“I am committed to introducing Brightway agents and customers across the country to the benefits of digital efficiency,” Blazek said. “By merging the guidance of our trusted local agents with seamless technology, we will surpass our customer service goals and continually improve agency productivity.”

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Brightway Insurance is the highest-ranked insurance franchisor on the 2022 Franchise Times “Top 500 Franchises” list, and has been named to the list for eight consecutive years. It is also a regular member of the Entrepreneur Magazine “Franchise 500” list. The company has more than 300 franchises in 34 states.

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