ABOUT US

Leadership Team


Our leadership team and client relationship managers are experts who understand insurance and technology, and have experience in developing and implementing software solutions for the insurance industry.




Team
President & CIO

Judith Haddad serves in the role of President and CEO of Patriot Technology Solutions. She has over 25 years of experience in the property and casualty insurance industry, specifically in the area of information technology and strategic planning. She has pioneered numerous initiatives in the areas of web development, virtual infrastructure, mobile technology, enterprise data warehouse technology, and digital portal projects for large and mid-size carriers, consulting firms and a major industry related organization.

Previously, Ms.Haddad worked for NYMAGIC, CGU and The Hanover Insurance companies in addition to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI). In her current role, she delivers the vision and strategy to operate the technology organization with headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, FL and several other locations including Pune, India. The technology organization supports numerous insurance clients and over 1000 business users.

Most recently, Patriot Technology was named one of 20 Most Promising Insurance Technology Solution Providers to watch in 2017. In addition, Ms. Haddad was named one of 25 Most Influential Woman in Business for 2016 by South Florida Business Journal and was featured in the January, 2016 edition of Profile Magazine. She was also the recipient of the Insurance and Technology Elite 8 award in 2013, which is an honor bestowed on eight distinguished CIOs in the insurance technology industry. She currently serves as a mentor in the Global Insurance Accelerator program, a unique organization that enables start up technology businesses to showcase innovation in the insurance industry.

Ms. Haddad holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. She obtained her Master’s in Business Administration degree from H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and completed an Executive Management program at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

Chief Technology Officer

Sandeep serves as Chief Technology Officer. He has over 30 years of experience in creating successful technology companies. He’s successfully founded and sold two technology businesses. He has worked extensively in the insurance, healthcare, banking and telecommunications industries. He’s skilled at strategy, planning and execution.

He was co-founder and CEO of PCS, a 25 year old premier IT consulting and application development firm based in Chicago. PCS was founded in 1990 and the firm grew organically under his guidance to over 100 employees and 26 Fortune 500 customers. In 1997, he established an off-shore company (MPCS) in India to leverage the pool of technology talent.

nPhase LLC was a successful spin-off from PCS in 2000. After growing the company organically for four years, he helped raise $3MM in capital at the end of 2003. The company developed highly successful, proprietary software products for the emerging machine-to-machine (M2M now called IoT) and remote monitoring market. It created new technology that was successfully patented. The firm was sold to Qualcomm, a Fortune 200 at the end of 2006, providing very strong returns to its shareholders.

In 2004, Sandeep and his firm PCS were engaged by a Fortune 50 company to build a Workers Compensation claims system. After completing the project successfully in 2006, he realized that the Workers Compensation and other Commercial Insurance markets were highly fragmented and underserved with respect to quality software products. This represented opportunity and he decided to pursue this market. Between 2007 and the end of 2009, PCS built a completely integrated multi-line capable platform named InsuranceExpert. Workers Compensation was the first line of business released in 2010.

Vikaran Solutions (VS) was a company that he launched in 2010 to take the new platform to market. Vikaran developed and sold InsuranceExpert primarily to workers compensation carriers with plans to expand into other commercial lines of insurance. The company was sold to Patriot National (NYSE:PN) in 2015 in an accretive transaction for its shareholders.

In addition to business management skills, Sandeep’s expertise includes emerging technologies, technology driven business models, SaaS models, IT strategy and business transformation, application architecture, strategic product development, enterprise architecture, business Intelligence and smart data.

Education:

MBA, The Institute of Management, Development & Research, Pune India
B.A. Fergusson College, Pune India
Member by invitation, Economic Club of Chicago

VP of Infrastructure and Operations

Scott serves as the Vice President of Infrastructure & Operations for Patriot Technology Solutions, and is responsible for the infrastructure, support, and compliance needs of the organization. He oversees the corporate direction for technology strategy and overall IT operations. He has more than 20 years of experience within the IT industry encompassing entrepreneurial and management roles. His areas of knowledge span the medical, telecommunication, financial services, distribution, and legal industries.

Prior to joining the team at Patriot, Scott was a partner at Network Technology Solutions (NTS) where he worked for five years serving the business community of South Florida. Previous to his time at NTS, Scott was a founding team member at Vortex Solutions providing consulting to the financial services and medical industries.

Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship from Florida Gulf Coast University. He holds technical certifications from Apple, Dell, Citrix, Cisco, CompTIA, Microsoft, and WatchGuard. Specifically, his Microsoft certifications include Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and Microsoft Certified IT Professional with specializations in Enterprise Administration and Enterprise Messaging Administration.

VP of Business Systems

Gemma serves as Vice President of Business Systems and is responsible for the full software development lifecycle of multiple products, ranging from business analysis to project management to development and QA. She has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, starting her career as a developer for a bulge bracket investment bank. There, she learned first-hand how to build robust, scalable, and low-latency trading and risk management systems in an environment where requirements frequently shifted. Her focus on agile development methodologies allowed her to pivot when necessary and provide clients with exactly what they needed.

After 8 years on Wall Street, Gemma co-founded a technology startup, where she was able to focus again on development after having spent a few years in a management role. She joined the Patriot team in 2014, where she uses proven methodologies and the latest technologies to provide innovative solutions for the insurance industry and bring complex enterprise products to market.

Gemma holds a Master of Arts degree in Computers & Information Technology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Dartmouth College.

VP of Enterprise Data Architecture

Anat has over 20 years of experience in enterprise data architecture including data warehouse technologies and business intelligence strategies. She leads a team of data specialists who are well versed in data modeling, application of analytics, performance management, data mining, dash boards, portals and data architecture—across multiple industries.

Anat joined Patriot in 2010 and has been an instrumental member of the executive management team helping to build a roadmap for enterprise data architecture including an analytics platform to drive business intelligence. Most recently, she and her team delivered new state of the art technology for dashboard reporting and analytics that is mobile compliant.

Prior to joining Patriot, Anat was an independent consultant focusing on delivering business intelligence expertise to clients in multiple industries, included SanDisk Corp. She also held the position of Senior Business Intelligence Specialist and Product Manager with an early-stage start-up company HyperRoll Inc. which was later acquired by Oracle in 2009.

Anat graduated with a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Technion- Israel Institute of Technology.

VP of Products

Raj serves as Senior Vice President of Products and is responsible for DecisionUR™ product architecture, and development, business development and innovation, and customer relationships. Raj brings more than 24 years of diverse management and technical consulting experience, including strategic planning, design and implementation of software platforms. Raj was a catalyst to the disruption of automating utilization review processes in the workers compensation industry.

Raj previously worked at Accenture where he directed the implementation of large-scale software projects for major client engagements such as AT&T, Gateway Computers, Southern California Edison and VISA. While at Accenture, Raj played a critical role as technology manager in developing their advanced analytics applications for the metals and mining industry.

Raj later co-founded a successful online direct mail company where he served as a CTO and then co-founded the first ever Utilization Review SaaS platform, DecisionUR™, which was later acquired by Patriot Technology Solutions.

Raj received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of North Carolina in 1991 and he is now based in Patriot Technology’s California office.

Client Relations Manager

Michele serves as Client Relations Manager and is responsible for all customer facing activities including day-to-day client engagement, implementation services, and operational management for Patriot Technologies Solutions, Inc.

Michele has more than 15 years in the technology professional services industry. As a seasoned professional, her experience includes managing enterprise technology engagements with Fortune 100 and public sector organizations across multiple industries including insurance, manufacturing, consumer products and federal, state, and local governments. Her experience includes all facets of the client engagement lifecycle including project management, operations, strategic planning and marketing.

Michele previously served as Director of Implementation Services for EMS, a SaaS provider of enterprise software. In addition, she served in various roles with RWD Technologies, a technology professional services provider. Michele manages programs and initiatives to drive sales and adoption through clients and strategic business partners within the ERP/SAP sector.

Michele holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. She is a certified Contract Compliance Administrator with the American Contract Compliance Association.

Senior VP of Sales

Brian joined Patriot Technology Solutions in April 2015 and serves as Senior Vice President of Sales. He is responsible for the execution of business development strategies across the portfolio of PTS products.

Prior to joining PTS, Brian was Vice President of Business Solutions at Vikaran Solutions and provided superior insurance software technology to address key business challenges facing the commercial and workers compensation lines of business.

Brian earned a bachelor’s of science degree in electronics engineering technology from DeVry University.