Our Team

In the insurance industry, depth of experience matters. There is perhaps no team with the level of expertise in data analytics - with unparalleled industry insights - than ours. Members of our leadership team are trailblazers in the insurance industry, having served in multiple senior executive roles, building the strong contacts and valuable relationships proven to enhance the way insurance companies do business today. Confianza launched in 2020 and immediately revolutionized the way insurance professionals gain the vital data they need to provide opportunities for expanded sales and customer retention.

At Confianza, not only is the difference in our data, it’s in our team. Contact us for a complimentary consultation, and see the difference we can make for your business.

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Jeffrey Glazer is a highly successful senior executive with over 35 years of experience building and leading organizations in the software and insurance industry. He has served as CEO of Activer Solutions, where he led all aspects of operations and strategic direction, and was CEO of Insurity, Inc. – a software vendor servicing the P&C Insurance Industry. Prior to Insurity, Jeffrey led the Insurance Division of LexisNexis, a provider of an underwriting engine driven by data, business outsourcing, and data analytics; he was also Vice President at Equifax.  Jeffrey’s insurance career began at the Hartford Insurance Group, where he was the senior officer responsible for the Commercial Property/Casualty Automation Division.

Jeffrey Glazer
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
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John Petricelli is an accomplished Data/Analytics professional in the insurance industry. He served in multiple capacities over the last 35 years as MGA/Carrier, Service Provider, and Senior Executive with both LexisNexis & Verisk.  He is a serial entrepreneur, having started multiple companies to service the insurance industry. John is respectfully known as “Mr. Data”, renowned for his ability to find and leverage information assets and analytics to solve pressing business issues with elegance and simplicity, dedicating his entire career to predicting human behavior.

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CHIEF DATA OFFICER
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Meredith Petricelli had many pursuits throughout her college career, studying business and marketing, and graduating with a Degree in Mortuary Sciences.  The diversity of her experiences prepared Meredith for her role as Confianza’s Marketing and Finance Manager.  In regard to Marketing, Meredith handles campaign management, event strategy and execution, public relations, content, and media development. In her role as Finance Manager, she is the point of contact for customer and vendor account management, is responsible for payroll, and is the liaison between accountant and bookkeeper.

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MARKETING & FINANCE
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David Young is a longtime leader in the technology arena and is a hands-on “blue collar” CTO and technology evangelist. He has been bridging the world of business requirements and software development for more than 30 years.  Throughout his career, David has served in many leadership roles as CTO and CEO of companies throughout numerous technology-driven industries.  Most recently he served as founding CTO and Senior Product Manager at SambaSafety, one of the country’s leading providers of driver risk management solutions, and has also served as the bootstrapping CEO for a successful startup.  For fun, David is the author of two books (one of which is Enhydra MLC for Java Presentation Development (SAMS Publishing, 2001), and has written articles on key topics including guidance on integrating telephone and Web services. David serves as a mentor and speaker to provide students with insight into Web application technology.

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CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
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Jose Loera is a longtime proven leader in the sales and marketing arena, spending the past 12 years specializing in the insurance industry.  Prior to joining Confianza, he served as VP of Sales, P&C Insurance, at Ferris Digital and Sales Director, P&C Insurance, at Majesco.  For nearly a decade, he served as Senior Sales Executive, Software Solutions at S&P Global Market Intelligence, at SNL iPartners P&C Insurance Division, where he was responsible for the national sales effort of the iPartners division, offering data management solutions based on insurance specific data.

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VICE PRESIDENT SALES
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Heidi Sutkaitis has worked for business executives since the mid-1990s, liaising with department leaders, managing projects, and fostering the exchange of ideas. In her current capacity, Heidi wears many hats; depending on the demands of the day, she can be found communicating between teams, scheduling meetings, and setting up systems/solutions to maximize efficiency. She enjoys helping wherever needed. 

OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Bill Costa brings a broad spectrum of “insurance company” expertise from his 35 years at GEICO. He specializes in product, data, and advanced analytics, but his success also encompasses telematics programs, vendor relationships, digital customer applications, regulatory compliance, operational standards, and actuarial science as a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS). He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Baxter Federal Credit Union (BCU). Prior to that, Bill served as Chairman of the Board for the GEICO Federal Credit Union and facilitated its merger with BCU.

CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER
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Mark Hatfield has over 20 years of experience in revenue producing roles in the P&C insurance industry with a variety of products and services that include big data, analytics, business process outsourcing, and actuarial services. Most recently, he served as a Senior Account Executive for Verisk Analytics/ISO where he was awarded as top goal producer, along with several other awards during his tenure.

REVENUE OFFICER
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Jessica Walrod

Jessica Walrod graduated with a degree in Business and Management and worked for Target Corporation’s Asset Protection Department, where she gained experience in protecting profitable sales by mitigating risk. She is experienced with leading and providing mentorship to a team who is dedicated to preventing and resolving theft and fraud. She is skilled in communication, investigative research, and problem-solving and is devoted to continuous growth and development.  Her skills are an asset to the Operations Team.

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Olivia Sutkaitis has a wide range of responsibilities here at Confianza. No matter what the task, as Production Assistant, Olivia will ensure it is completed to the fullest to support the Chief Data Officer and our team. Her job includes extensive internet research, timely communication, and problem identification. Olivia is currently studying for a business and technology certificate at Greenville Technical College, as well as working full-time. 

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PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
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