Harnessing the Power of Technology to Reinvent Insurance
InsuraGuest Technologies is an insurtech (insurance + technology) company that’s disrupting the insurance landscape by utilizing its proprietary software platform to deliver digital insurance to multiple sectors. We’re transforming the way insurance is delivered with the revolutionary idea that insurance should be bought, not sold.
Founded in 2017, InsuraGuest is the brainchild of one of the founder’s relatives who initially had the innovative idea back in 1977. Years later, technology caught up, the architecture for the insurtech company was developed, and InsuraGuest Technologies began transforming the way insurance was delivered with their proprietary insurtech software platform. We set out to harness the power of technology to bring affordable digital insurance products to today’s marketplace. It’s insurance redesigned, reinvented, reimagined.
InsuraGuest Technologies focuses on using the power of technology to deliver insurance digitally across all sectors, empowering customers by offering on-demand insurance products, anytime and anywhere.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Douglas Anderson has been a businessman in the real estate industry for nearly 30 years. His business expertise includes master planning and development implementation for larger-scale resorts, business parks, and commercial developments across the USA and two provinces in Canada. His business endeavors include the founding of the seventh-largest private equity fund in America, which focuses on multifamily and senior care (ROC Fund/Bridge IPG Fund). He serves as Chairman/Founder of a golf and winter sports ski holding company with operations in four major east coast markets and British Columbia, Canada.
He earned a B.S. undergraduate degree in Consumer Studies with an emphasis in Architecture as an undergraduate at the University of Utah. Mr. Anderson subsequently earned his Master’s in Business Administration. He also attended a three-year OPM Program – a postgraduate business education and leadership program – at Harvard Business School in Boston. Mr. Anderson is an avid skier and outdoor enthusiast.
CFO & Director
Logan Anderson (B.Comm, accounting, and economics) holds the designation of ACA with the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand. He began his career as an associate chartered accountant in New Zealand and then Canada. This was followed by his position as controller of a management services company, responsible for the management of numerous private and publicly traded companies. Since 1993, Mr. Anderson has served as President of Amteck Financial Corp (and its predecessors), a private financial consulting services company servicing both private and public companies. He is a former director of 3D Systems, Inc., an NYSE company (Symbol: DDD), and was formerly a Founder, Officer, and Director of Worldbid.com. Mr. Anderson has also been involved in raising funds for numerous private and public companies in all stages of their development and has been an officer and director for numerous public and private companies over the past 40 years.
Charles James Cayias
President & Director
Mr. Charles James Cayias is also the President and Owner of Charles James Cayias Insurance, Inc. since 1997. He is a third-generation insurance professional whose creativity and artistic vision have enabled him to establish a full-service agency, combined with the personal service each client deserves. His outstanding people skills, honesty, integrity, and fairness are evident by his loyal and growing clientele, the majority of which are referrals who become long-time customers and friends.
Charles began his insurance career in the early 1970s and has been licensed since 1977. He has extensive expertise in all aspects of the insurance industry, including commercial insurance, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, professional liability, risk management, and bonding.
Licensed in all 50 states and specializing in niche programs.
Chief Operation Officer – VP of Finance
Mr. Tony Sansone has over 30 years of financial, operations, and business development. His experience includes serving as CFO in the healthcare, foodservice distribution, manufacturing, and technology sectors, including public company experience. He’s held senior finance positions in the banking, telecommunications, medical products, and food & drug retailer industries. Sansone has closed over $430 million of private debt, equity and line of credit financings, and over $350 million of a merger, acquisitions, real estate and state incentive transactions, including due diligence, negotiations, closing, and integration. He coordinated and was the executive sponsor for 4 ERP implementations and multiple other best-in-class software & technology solutions. Mr. Sansone earned an MBA at the University of Utah and has a B.S. in Accounting from Utah State University.
Corporate Counsel & Director
Alexander Walker III, ESQ has served as director of the company since September of 2018 and counsel to the company since July of 2018. Mr. Walker is an attorney and has been a member of the Utah Bar Association since 1987 and a member of the Nevada State Bar since 2003. His practice has involved general business litigation in both federal and state courts, and transactional work, including securities offerings and registration, corporate formation and periodic reporting compliance.
Mr. Walker has provided legal services to emerging businesses throughout his career, and at times has served as an officer and board member, as well as legal counsel, to public companies. His duties as legal counsel for a public company engaged in the business of ownership and operation of coal-producing properties in the western United States included oversight of corporate-related legal matters, including securities reporting, corporate compliance, federal and state mining regulation, and employment law oversight.
He also has served as the chair of the Mining Committee of the Energy, Natural Resources, and Environmental Law Section of the Utah State Bar, a member of the board of directors of the South East Utah Energy Producers Association, the co-chair of the board of the Western Energy Training Center, a board member of the Utah Supreme Court Committee to Review the ABA Recommendations Regarding the Office of Professional Conduct, and a board member of the University of Utah Crimson Club.
Interim Financial Controller
Richard Matthews joined the InsuraGuest team in March 2019 as the interim financial controller.
Leading the Finance and Audit team, Richard is responsible for the delivery of financial services such as accounting, treasury, reporting, budgeting, and insurance management, in accordance with legislative requirements and organizational policies and strategies.
Richard has over 30 years of experience in providing professional services across a broad range of finance areas, including compliance, business process, audit, and financial reporting. He holds a degree in Accounting from the University of Utah and is a licensed CPA in the state of Utah.
Roger Bloss joined InsuraGuest in August of 2019 to advise the Company and the Board on hotel transactions. Mr. Bloss joined Red Lion Hotels Corporation in September 2016 in conjunction with the acquisition of Vantage Hospitality Group hotel brands. Mr. Bloss has more than 40 years of hospitality experience.
Prior to joining InsuraGuest and RLHC, he served in executive positions with several major hotel franchise companies and founded Vantage in 1996. Under his leadership, Vantage became a top 10 global hotel company and made the Inc. 500/5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies for eight straight years.
Mr. Bloss was named Lodging Magazine’s “Innovator of the Year” in 2006 and 2010 and earned a spot on HSMAI’s “Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing” in 2009.
Mr. David Ryan has extensive experience in investment and public markets. He was a registered representative for eight years with a Vancouver, BC brokerage firm. For the past 22 years, he has been instrumental in bringing multiple Initial Public Offerings to market. He has helped raise both equity and debt financings for numerous public companies in both primary and secondary financings, as well as served on the board of public companies and in various roles from president to director.
R. Hall Risk
Mr. Risk is currently co-owner and Managing Director of Dayton Boots, an iconic Canadian footwear brand that has been building handmade leather work and motorcycle boots in East Vancouver for more than 70 years. Hall is a 25-year serial entrepreneur who founded his first company shortly after finishing college.
Mr. O’Neill is the owner of a number of companies primarily engaged in the forestry industry. Mr. O’Neill has eight years of experience as a director of a public company.
James C. Kilduff
James C. Kilduff has nearly 40 years of experience in the insurance and risk management sectors. He is a dynamic and energetic team leader and builder with extensive experience in the changes affecting the insurance business through MGAs, alternative distribution, insurtechs, and program business.
His skill set includes experience as Chief Insurance Officer with Outdoorsy Insurance Group, Chief Executive Officer with Harbor Hill Solutions Inc., and Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer with State National Insurance Companies. His career has spanned MGA creation and management, insurance company management, business development and underwriting, primary insurance, and reinsurance.
Don Archibald has been an insurance agent since 1966 and is the founder and former owner of Archibald Clarke and Defieux (ACD Insurance). He’s also the co-founder and former equity partner of Sussex Insurance and an agent with Sussex since 2014.
Steven Beeghly, Esq.
Steven Beeghly is an attorney and insurance business leader with more than 25 years of corporate and regulatory experience. He has enjoyed increasingly prominent leadership roles within a number of risk transfer business segments, including executive and general counsel roles for a broad range of property and casualty ventures. He began his corporate insurance and regulatory career with Allianz and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, is currently counsel to numerous insurance ventures and is a member of the Federation of Regulatory Counsel
March 2020 – InsuraGuest goes public on the Toronto Venture Stock Exchange (TSX.v) under the name InsuraGuest Technologies, Inc., symbol: ISGI
January 2020 – InsuraGuest launches InsuraGuest Insurance Agency, LLC.
October 2019 – InsuraGuest signs contract with Lexington Hotel and Conference Center in Jacksonville, Florida. InsuraGuest also signs a contract with Cal-VegasÒ for its Red Lion Inn & SuitesÒ property located in Columbia, South Carolina.
September 2019 – InsuraGuest signs LOI to sell its Hospitality product in the UK and EU, with plans to expand to Asia. InsuraGuest also signs its first vacation rental property management system, Hostfully Inc., making its first entry into the vacation rental sector.
August 2019 – InsuraGuest signs international sales contract with world -renowned hotelier Roger Bloss.
July 2019 – Contract signed for commercial installation of InsuraGuest’s Hospitality Program at WISP Resort in McHenry, Maryland.
March 2019 – InsuraGuest obtains specialized Master Policy insurance from the Great American Insurance Group.
February 2019 – InsuraGuest successfully installs and beta-tests its Hospitality product in 200+First hotel installs and completes testing of InsuraGuest Hospitality at a 200+ room Wintergreen, VA resort.
January 2019 – InsuraGuest obtains first insurance product from underwriter.
2017 to 2019 – InsuraGuest builds and develops its proprietary insurtech software platform to deliver digital insurance to multiple sectors.
2017 – Technology brings the idea of GuestGuard back to life, and InsuraGuest becomes incorporated.
1977 – The idea behind InsuraGuest is first created and called GuestGuard.