Earnix selects insurance and fintech veteran as new CEO

He has held several executive leadership positions at leading tech and insurance companies

Earnix selects insurance and fintech veteran as new CEO


By Roxanne Libatique

Earnix, a provider of cloud-based intelligent real-time, dynamic pricing and rating solutions for insurers and banks, has appointed Robin Gilthorpe as its new CEO, effective February 1, 2023.

An insurance and fintech industry veteran, Gilthorpe (pictured) brings over 25 years of experience as a successful business leader to the executive role. Throughout his career, he 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 was the chief operating officer (COO), generating a nine-figure outcome in the sale to CDK Global.

“I am thrilled to be joining Earnix at this crucial time in the global economy,” Gilthorpe said. “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.

“Today’s end-customer demands unparalleled experience alongside highly personalised and customisable solutions. Earnix solutions serve as the go-to platform for financial services companies to address the growing demands of the world’s leading financial and insurance companies.”

Erel Margalit, chairman of the Earnix board, welcomed Gilthorpe to the executive team, adding: “[We] 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 with its real-time operation platform for the largest insurance companies and banking institutions.”

Outgoing CEO Udi Ziv

Gilthorpe takes over the role from outgoing CEO Udi Ziv, who had been with Earnix since 2017. His six years with the company had led to consistent growth, achieving Unicorn status and significant strategic alliances, including recently entering a strategic partnership with Guidewire and engagements with USAA, MAPFRE, IAG, Liberty Mutual, US Bank, and Lloyd’s Banking Group, among others.

Looking back on Ziv’s service to Earnix, Margalit said: “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.”

Ziv built a solid team of leaders positioned to drive the company’s continued growth. Moving forward, he will serve as one of the industry experts on the Earnix board of directors.

Ziv commented: “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 endeavour as the company prepares for its next stage of international expansion. I firmly 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.”

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