Relay Platform names new CEO

Industry veteran succeeds founder

Relay Platform names new CEO

Insurance News

By Ryan Smith

Relay Platform, a multi-carrier insurance platform, has announced the appointment of Aaron L. Davidson as its new CEO.

Prior to joining Relay, Davidson served as the global head of insurance at ServiceNow, where he helped establish the company’s insurance practice. He has also held leadership roles at Guidewire Software, McKinsey & Company, and Aon, including as a cyber and professional liability broker.

“I am deeply honored to join Relay and eagerly anticipate leading the team to achieve exceptional results for our valued customers and stakeholders,” Davidson said. “I firmly believe that Relay possesses the right talent and resources to drive growth and success in the commercial lines property and casualty insurance sector. With our advanced capabilities and vision of a technology-empowered future, we are primed to digitally enhance the broker experience and revolutionize the insurance industry, integrating the best of 21st-century technology with centuries of human experience and traditional business practices.”

Davidson succeeds Relay founder Greg Boutin, who has served as CEO since 2018. Under Boutin’s leadership, Relay transitioned from its reinsurance roots to commercial lines and forged partnerships with leading brokerages, MGAs and carriers. During Boutin’s tenure, Relay was recognized as a Global InsurTech 100 company for three consecutive years.

After securing $8.25 million in funding, Boutin spearheaded the acquisition of Relay by At-Bay in 2022. At-Bay preserved Relay’s independence and is one of several cyber carriers on the platform.

“Together, we converted an exploratory venture-carrier collaboration project into the forefront of multi-carrier placement innovation for cyber and other specialty insurance,” Boutin said. “After an exhilarating journey, I believe that Relay is now ideally positioned for success and I am thrilled to pass the baton to a new leader, marking Relay’s next phase of growth. This transition aligns with our company values and my succession plan, and I am excited to see Aaron further propel the organization forward as a market leader in specialty insurance distribution.”

Boutin will oversee the transition of responsibilities to Davidson over the coming month.

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