Bold Penguin taps new chief growth officer

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Bold Penguin taps new chief growth officer

Bold Penguin has announced the appointment of Jen Tadin as its chief growth officer. Tadin, an acknowledged leader in small commercial insurance, will be responsible for overseeing the company’s customer solutions, sales, customer success, and ecosystem partnership groups.

Prior to joining Bold Penguin, Tadin held multiple leadership roles at Gallagher, most recently as president of small business, US retail property and casualty. She has also served as sales manager for small commercial at The Hartford and sales executive at Travelers. Tadin serves in many volunteer roles, including as a board member for Female Strong, a nonprofit that aims to empower young girls with entrepreneurial and leadership skills.

“I’ve been a customer and fan of Bold Penguin for years,” Tadin said. “I couldn’t be more excited to join the Bold Penguin team in order to bring commercial connectivity to the entire industry. The future of small business insurance is online, and the Bold Penguin Exchange is the premier platform for enabling digital transactions.”

Bold Penguin operates the largest commercial insurance exchange, which helps brokerages, agencies and carriers to quote and bind commercial insurance efficiently. The company has experienced tremendous growth, starting last year when more than one million quote starts went through the exchange. That growth continued into 2021, with Bold Penguin setting a record for small businesses connected to insurance agents in the first quarter.

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Tadin has been charged with harnessing and accelerating that growth. She will lead teams focused on expanding business with carriers, brokers and agencies and serving customer needs. In particular, she will focus on evolving Bold Penguin’s product line to help customers achieve their growth objectives.

“I’ve worked with Jen for many years, and I am ecstatic to have her join the team,” said Jim Struntz, COO of Bold Penguin. “Jen’s experiences working across the small business insurance ecosystem runs deep, and we are fortunate to be adding her to our leadership team. Her direct awareness of the challenges facing small commercial carriers, agents and producers, pared with our vision for the future of the Bold Penguin product suite, will help accelerate the value we deliver to our customers.”