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Protecdiv hires tech executive with deep experience in cloud computing, knowledge and data management

Published on: 23 Mar 2020

Philadelphia, PA, U.S. 9 March 2020: Protecdiv, the first tier-one minority-led insurance and reinsurance broker in the U.S., is pleased to announce Lester Pierre as Chief Technology Officer / Chief Information Security Officer.

Mr. Pierre joins as Protecdiv is rapidly developing its infrastructure as both a retail insurance and reinsurance brokerage. He brings more than 28 years of success in providing innovative information technology and business-driven IT solutions in the financial services industry. As Protecdiv’s technology leader, Mr. Pierre has overall responsibility for the development, maintenance, and deployment of all mission critical IT applications, analytics and infrastructure.

“Leveraging leading-edge process and technology of today and tomorrow enables us to serve our customers in ways that weren’t previously possible. We want to take full advantage of those opportunities,” said Kael Coleman, Founder & CEO of Protecdiv. “Lester has a unique understanding of the intersection of technology and risk management solution development. He has a track record of working in partnership with business teams to drive superior results.”

Mr. Pierre was Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer for Wall Street Network, Inc. for ten years where he provided leadership in the development of industry recognized and award-winning solutions for knowledge management, content management and risk management. He spent eleven years as VP and Chief Information Officer at reinsurance broker Holborn Corporation, where he was responsible for critical business application support, service delivery, and the development of client facing technology solutions.

“Protecdiv is in the early stages of creating one of the great success stories in how a company meets a market need to serve the changing demands of its customers, especially as the insurance industry is in the midst of a very exciting digital transformation. I am thrilled to join the senior leaders to help create a generational brokerage firm” said Mr. Pierre.

Paul Little, Chief Operating Officer at Protecdiv, added: “Protecdiv is committed to addressing our clients’ complex business issues by creating a corporate culture focused on transparency via an innovative technological foundation. I am excited that Lester is charged with developing a unified data, operational and analytics platform to satisfy our business goals and objectives and our customer needs.” 


For further information, contact:

Sarah Hills, Director, Rein4ce

+44 (0)7718 882011

Issued by Rein4ce on behalf of Protecdiv.

About Protecdiv:

Protecdiv is a Property & Casualty insurance and reinsurance broker and Mortgage Risk Transfer advisor serving large publicly-traded and privately-held companies, as well as government and government-sponsored entities. 

Technology and diversity lie at the heart of the company’s business model. Protecdiv is a technology-efficient company and the only minority-owned insurance broker that will universally qualify as a tier one broker for Fortune 2000 companies.

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