Insurance comparison platform Policygenius has announced the appointment of Greg Tyree as vice president of engineering. In his new role, Tyree will oversee the company’s consumer web software engineering teams and lead the strategic and technical vision for those products.
Tyree has more than 25 years of engineering experience. Prior to joining Policygenius, he served as vice president of engineering at Vox Media, where he led engineering for the company’s 13 editorial brands. He has also served as chief technology officer at Business Insider and CTO at digital font company Hoefler & Frere-Jones. He has also served as a vice president at WebMD and vice president of web development at Turner Broadcasting Systems, where he helped launch and grow Turner’s family of websites, including CNN.com and CNNMoney.com.
Tyree joins Policygenius at a time of rapid growth for the company. The startup recently hit a new milestone of 600 employees and expanded to a second headquarters in Durham, N.C. Last year, Policygenius announced $100 million in Series D funding and an exclusive accelerated-underwriting life insurance product in collaboration with Brighthouse Financial.
“As we scale the Policygenius tech organization, Greg’s extensive engineering knowledge and leadership background will be key to helping us continue to build transformational consumer web products,” said Jennifer Fitzgerald, co-founder and CEO of Policygenius.
“I was drawn to Policygenius because the company has maintained an agile and innovative spirit throughout its impressive growth,” Tyree said. “I’m passionate about the opportunity to help build out the engineering culture and improve upon the company’s best-in-class consumer experience.”