Employee Spotlight for January 2020 – Sean Rand

Sean Rand is Velocity’s VP of Technology. He joined the company when Velocity was still in its infancy and led the technology team in writing Velocity’s first homeowners policy a few months later. Sean continued to make a tremendous positive impact on the growth of the organization, including the development of two different Policy Administration Systems, bots, book rolls and numerous other innovative achievements. According to Praveen Reddy, Chief of Operations, “Sean has done an outstanding job for us in driving business value via technology and innovation.”

In his current role, Sean oversees the quality assurance and support teams and leads external tech vendor relationships. As a leader, Sean prefers to lead from the trenches, giving his team the freedom to be their best, offering guidance and coaching as needed. Sean’s biggest accomplishment since joining the team has been seeing how technology supports Velocity’s three business lines in achieving year-end targets. Billy Robinson, Sr. Business Analyst, agrees with that assessment: “I was a fan of Sean’s before coming to work at VRU. He is a primary reason I look forward to work every day. He is a selfless person who puts the team first and leads with humility. I am lucky to not just call him a co-worker, but a good friend.”

Born and raised in England, Sean made his way to Tennessee via Bermuda and New York before joining Velocity in Nashville. When Sean isn’t working 20-hour days, he enjoys cycling, diving with sharks, traveling, supporting various charities, and being a part of the climate change movement. In 2019, Sean married his beautiful wife, Chelsea, and they are expecting a little girl in March 2020.

Thank you, Sean, for being such a strong leader and innovator for Velocity!