Kevin Pledge is CEO and Founder of Acceptiv, and CEO of Claim Analytics. Acceptiv specializes in enabling North American insurers reach the under-served middle market and to effectively sell life and critical illness products online or through omni-channel distribution. Acceptiv was founded by Kevin Pledge in 2014. Claim Analytics provides predictive analytics solutions to the insurance industry to improve claim performance, improve underwriting results, optimize marketing and sales strategies, and detect fraud and provider payment abuse. Prior to this, Kevin set up and managed a company that provided data warehousing and analytics to insurance companies for 15 years. It was in this role providing analytics to insurance companies that he saw the need for all 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.