Earnix, the provider of mission-critical cloud-based intelligent real-time, dynamic pricing and rating solutions for insurers and banks, appointed insurance and fintech industry veteran, Robin Gilthorpe, as its new Chief Executive Officer effective February 1. Mr. Gilthorpe will be taking over the helm from Mr. Udi Ziv, who served as the firm’s CEO over the past six years.
What does Gilthorpe bring to Earnix in the role?
Robin Gilthorpe brings to the new role over 25 years of experience as a business leader. Throughout his career, Mr. Gilthorpe has held numerous executive leadership roles at leading technology and insurance companies such as TIBCO, Vertexone, Watersmart Software, DataSynapse and ESW Capital. In his most recent role at Insurtech innovator Salty, Gilthorpe served as Chief Operating Officer, generating a nine-figure outcome in sale to CDK Global.
“I am thrilled to be joining Earnix at this crucial time in the global economy. Financial services companies across the globe are seeking intelligent operations to ensure they can offer real-time, dynamic solutions, to better serve customers, enabling them to be more agile, nimble, attentive, and responsive,” said Robin Gilthrope, incoming Chief Executive Officer at Earnix.
“Today’s end-customer demands unparalleled experience, alongside highly personalized and customizable solutions. Earnix solutions serve as the go-to platform for financial services firms to address the growing demands of the leading financial and insurance companies.”
What legacy does Ziv leave at Earnix?
His hiring comes on the heels of a period of growth for Earnix led by exiting Chief Executive Officer Udi Ziv. Mr. Ziv joined Earnix in 2017 and in his six years with the firm has led the company to consistent growth, achieving Unicorn status and important strategic alliances including forging the recently strategic partnership with Guidewire as well as engagements with USAA, MAPFRE, IAG, Liberty Mutual, US Bank, Lloyd’s Banking Group, and many more.
“I’ve very much enjoyed my tenure at Earnix, leading the company to consistent year over year growth, and strongly believe in our people and products as a change agent for financial services companies. I believe now is the time to move on to my next endeavor as the firm prepares for its next stage of international expansion,” Udi Ziv, exiting CEO, Earnix, said.
“I believe I am leaving the company in very capable hands with Robin and expect that the company will continue the rapid global growth Earnix has experienced in the last few years.”
In addition, Mr. Ziv built a strong team of leaders positioned to drive the company’s continued growth. Udi will serve as one of the industry experts on the Earnix Board of directors.
“We are proud to welcome Robin to the Earnix family, and believe that his experience in building global, international companies, alongside the growing demand for Earnix’s suite of real-time, dynamic, composable Intelligent InsurOps solutions, will lead Earnix to significant growth over the next few years, and bring Earnix to international market leadership,” said Erel Margalit, JVP Founder & Executive Chairman and Earnix’s Chairman of the Board.
“We want to thank Udi for his important role, over the last few years. With its growing presence in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Israel, Earnix will continue to strive to become the category leader, in the real-time AI usage-based insurance and banking industry.”