Concirrus was founded in 2012 by Andy Yeoman and Craig Hollingworth.
Visionary, entrepreneurial and with extensive telematics experience, Andy and Craig could see the growing application of Internet of Things (IoT) data for commercial organisations, and so founded Concirrus to help organisations harness the power of IoT.
Andy has a successful track record in telematics, big data and insurance with extensive experience of fast-growth business strategies, turnarounds, and M&A. He’s passionate about the new business models that technology can unlock for insurers and their customers. Andy loves a bit of healthy competition and is a regular competitor in the weekend Parkrun – watch out, he’s quick over 5kms!
Craig’s career to date has been one of successful entrepreneurship from the age of 19, followed by several years in senior positions with O2, France Telecom and Masternaut, pioneering the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile technology and connectivity. Craig is passionate about leadership and organisational culture and is always up for a chat and a beer in the pub downstairs (make sure to ask him about his very interesting art collection!).
This passion to leverage technology in new and impactful ways led Concirrus to focus on the insurance industry, and more specifically commercial marine and motor insurance. A potent blend of deep domain expertise and data science led to the creation of our big data and machine learning platform – Quest.
Quest, accesses and interprets wide-ranging datasets, combining them with historical claims information to reveal the behaviours that correlate to claims. The results enable insurers and brokers to more accurately quantify risk; reduce losses and boost profits. Quest also makes new, powerful and differentiated product propositions a reality.
Through our analytics work with leading London and Global insurers, we have proven that behavioural data is a better indicator of risk than traditional demographics. With every customer, we’ve delivered insights and new rating factors that simply did not exist before allowing increased profits, the ability to write more business with or without claims history, and reduced administration costs.
Find out more about Quest Marine and Quest Motor.
With significant investment under our belt, we also have a Board of Directors and leadership team with decades of insurance and technology experience.
Steve brings to Concirrus a wealth of experience working with the London and global insurance markets. Steve has held non-executive directorships and chair positions across a variety of public and private companies as well as in advising corporate capital providers.
Johnathan is a General Partner with Eos Venture Partners who invested in Concirrus in 2018. Jonathan has 18 years of FinTech and InsurTech investing experience, as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Jaguar Capital Partners, and prior to that as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Katalyst, an Internet Accelerator.
Max is a Co-founder of IQ Capital who invested in Concirrus in 2018. Max has over 15 years’ venture capital experience, including investments in Grapeshot (Oracle), Phonetic Arts (Google), Neul (Huawei) and Stillfront (IPO). He co-founded IQ Capital in 2006 and focuses on strategy, scaling up and financings/exits.
Barney is an accomplished global business executive and investor with over 30 years of experience in insurance, insurtech, software and cloud computing. Barney has been a director of two of the largest and most successful UK based insurance software companies Sherwood International and SSP.
Kelsey Skinner is a Partner and Director of Touchstone Innovations venture investors and brings a wealth of experience in governance and advisory. She has recently been awarded the "2017 Investment Woman of the Year" from Investment Week and top 5 Finalist for "Best Board Director for a Private Company" from the Sunday Times.
Vinod leads our technology team including product delivery and development. He has more than 15 years of experience in architecture, design, development, testing and implementation of large distributed applications, spending time at both Google and Amazon.
With extensive financial and commercial experience in the technology sector, John has held several senior international finance positions with global software businesses.
A strategic sales specialist and innovator, Mark has experience in catastrophe risk modelling. Between 2011-2016 he worked at RMS with the London, Lloyd’s and European insurance markets to help insurers develop more sophisticated risk models and adopt complex new technologies.
Graham is responsible for Concirrus' Data and Technology partnerships. With many years of leadership experience in the technology and IoT sectors, he is passionate about the value that connected data sets can deliver to organisations and is now focused on helping insurers leverage and integrate the vast data available from the shipping industry into their business.
Will leads our product delivery which means overseeing our specification, development, implementation and quality assurance. With a technical background in software development, Will is passionate about blending this experience with his leadership and innovation skills to drive a high performance team and product.
Harriet is Head of Marketing at Concirrus and is passionate about helping tech companies tell their story. With experience across multiple tech-focused industries, including Telco, Energy, Geospatial and FashionTech, Harriet has worked in large and mid-size organisations as well as early stage start ups.
Ben heads our team of product and brand designers at Concirrus. Thanks to Ben's creative talent and leadership, built over many years of global experience, Concirrus's products are beautifully designed and intuitive to use.
Starting his career at General Motors, Chris joined Concirrus as a Motor Business Analyst in January 2017 and now leads the product strategy, roadmap and development for Quest Motor. As well as ensuring the product roadmap is delivered, Chris also works directly with our customers to implement and manage the software.