Kevin Pledge is CEO and Founder of Acceptiv, a company that specializes in enabling North American insurers reach the under-served middle market and to effectively sell life insurance online or through omni-channel distribution. Kevin was also CEO of Claim Analytics until it was sold to PartnerRe in 2018. Acceptiv was founded by Kevin in 2014; prior to this he set up and managed a company that provided data warehousing and analytics to insurance companies. It was in this role providing analytics to insurance companies that he saw the need for insurance companies to accelerate the new business and underwriting processes. Kevin has also held senior positions at insurance companies in the UK and Canada, where he has been responsible for marketing, compliance, administrative and actuarial functions. Kevin lives in Toronto, Canada and is qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (UK) and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.