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itel Expands Executive Leadership Team with Appointment of Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer


New roles accelerate company’s focus on technology and innovation

October 12, 2023 09:00 AM 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–itel, a data and technology company focused on optimizing the property insurance claims process, today announced the appointment of two new executives as part of its growing investment in delivering innovative, data-driven solutions to the insurance industry. Chris Kohn and John Puopolo join as itel’s chief information officer (CIO) and chief technology officer (CTO), respectively.

These two appointments come at a time of significant growth and technology investment for the company. Over the past two years, itel has released Asphalt Shingle Pricing (ASP) and Vinyl Siding Pricing (VSP), two proprietary, data-driven solutions that provide precise and timely pricing for property estimates. Both solutions have seen widespread industry adoption and are on track to support nearly one million claims in 2023.

Kohn, who has been serving at itel in an advisory capacity since July, joins the executive team full time to oversee the company’s back-end technology systems, cloud architecture and information security. He has more than 25 years of experience in IT leadership across a diverse set of industries. Prior to joining itel, he was a partner at Fortium Partners, where he served in fractional and interim CIO roles for several companies and nonprofits.

Puopolo will oversee product engineering, data architecture and development for all customer and partner facing technology in his role as CTO. Puopolo’s career includes engineering and technology leadership roles at numerous high-growth data and analytics companies, most recently as CTO at CorEvitas.

“I am energized to welcome John and Chris to itel’s executive leadership team as we accelerate our investments into delivering innovative and frictionless solutions for insurance carriers,” says Brian Matthews, CEO. “Their leadership and experience will expand itel’s position as a trusted intermediary to the property insurance industry.”