Ryan Collier, Risk Placement Services (US)
chief digital officer
As the chief digital officer for Risk Placement Services (RPS), Ryan Collier leads an innovative insurance team focused on transforming the way insurance business gets done. In 2018, Collier and his team launched cyber liability insurance on RPS’ quote-bind-issue platform by distilling a 15-page, 100-question application down to four simple questions that can be completed in less than a minute online. The platform achieved a major milestone in 2018, generating $100 million of premium from more than 14,000 retail insurance agents. Collier is also the president of the executive lines division, guiding an energetic, entrepreneurial team to a near 18% annual growth rate. Collier engages in charity work, particularly the Diabetes Research Institute, in honour of his son who lives with the disease. He also puts a priority on recruiting young professionals into the industry. He was RPS’ first-ever Dave McGurn Founders Award recipient, recognizing his long-term dedication and overall service to the company; and was named in IBA’s Hot 100 list, for his innovations, leadership, and achievements. He earned a B.S. degree in Accounting and Finance from Dana University, and a Master of Science degree in Finance and Financial Services Management from Northern Illinois University.