’The industry now recognises the transformative potential of pre-bind technology,’ says chief executive 

Insurtech firm Send Technology Solutions has hired former Just Eat and Innovation Group leader Chris Newton as its new chief technology officer.

Newton joins from Immersive Labs, where he was vice president of engineering, and will be responsible for Send’s technology strategy as well as growing and leading the insurtech’s team.  

Prior to Immersive Labs, Newton held the position as head of engineering at takeaway delivery technology platform Just Eat. 

He has worked to scale up businesses via technology for the past two decades across various roles, including as engineering manager at Innovation Group. Part of his role will be aimed at continuing to develop Send’s underwriting workbench.

Send chief executive Andy Moss said: “We’re committed to investing in our underwriting workbench and the technology that powers it to ensure it delivers the superior functionality, seamless integration and user experience we know underwriters want.”

Commenting on his appointment, Newton said: ”Send is at an exciting stage in its growth journey. I’m looking forward to using my experience to help Send enhance its technical capabilities and drive further innovation.”

Top priority

In response to increased investment in pre-bind technology, Send said that it would ensure that its product strategy remained a “top priority”. 

As part of this, Send has also created the new role of chief product officer and appointed co-founder Matt McGrillis. 

Moss commented: ”The industry now recognises the transformative potential of pre-bind technology to drive profitability amd achieve deeper, more insightful underwriting decisions.” 

McGrillis added: ”Having worked in commercial insurance for over a decade, I know first-hand the challenges underwriters face and the type of product and functionality will resonate and make their jobs simpler yet more fulfilling.

”By bringing product strategy to the executive level, we’re signalling a clear, long-term commitment to the evolution of commercial and specialty insurance through our underwriting workbench.”