Notes & News

Notes

  • Employee Spotlight – Piya Gidwani Did Not Let Her Past Define Her Future

    Piya Gidwani, VP of Portfolio Analytics, spent the first sixteen years of her life in a foreign country where most of the freedoms that we take for granted were not allowed. In a male-dominated Saudi Arabia where women do not have the same rights as men and everything was segregated, Piya experienced a life where there was no freedom of … Read More

  • Velocity Risk Celebrates Women’s Equality Day by Celebrating Three Employees Who Broke Barriers and Achieved Success

    According to multiple studies, including one from American Enterprise Institute, the number of women in technology is roughly 24%, and women in data science careers range from 15% to 22% (Boston Consulting Group). At Velocity Risk, we are working to break that glass ceiling. In honor of Women’s Equality Day, celebrated on August 26 each year, we interviewed three women … Read More

  • Employee Spotlight – Scott Thompson knows the value of coaching others to succeed

    Scott Thompson, Large Commercial Underwriter, was raised in a family of insurance professionals, but dreamed of a career in baseball. He began playing at a young age and continued throughout high school and college. “I loved the details of the game when I was playing,” reflected Scott. “It’s an imperfect game, where you must chase perfection. You’re rarely, or likely … Read More

  • Employee Spotlight – Jasmine Knight Transitioned from Ballet to Business

    Jasmine Knight, Underwriting Assistant, grew up dancing. She was so passionate about the sport, that when she began her education at Howard University, her major was in Sports Medicine. While her passion for dance and keeping fit never waned, she discovered that business was a better path for her future success, and she added Strategic, Legal & Management Communications as … Read More

  • Employee Spotlight – Jon Cordrey Strives for Excellence in Risk Evaluation in his Daily Work

    Jon Cordrey, Catastrophe Analyst II, believes his purpose at Velocity Risk is to provide actionable modeling insights sourced through data that drives decisions for the firm’s business units, underwriters, capital providers, and investors. In summary, he adds value to portfolio reporting which leads to timely decisions to help achieve VRU portfolio targets. Based on feedback from Velocity’s leadership, Jon is … Read More

  • Employee Spotlight – Milledge Armes Demonstrates Velocity’s Values Every Day

    Velocity Risk embodies five core values: Uncomfortable Growth, Start-Up Spirit, Grit, Doing What’s Right and Camaraderie. According to Whitney Alt, Director of Commercial Distribution, “Milledge Armes demonstrates every one of the values every day. Milledge pushes and inspires us to find the right balance with all our key stakeholders and to the company we strive to be.”

    Milledge Armes, Small … Read More

  • Hurricane Preparedness Week : Assemble Disaster Supplies

    After a disaster, you may need to survive on your own for several days or even weeks. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. If you put a kit together last year, but haven’t reviewed the contents, now is a good time to make sure food, batteries … Read More

  • Hurricane Preparedness Week: Know Your Hurricane Risk

    The Weather Company and Colorado State University agree that 2022 is expected to be another busy year for hurricanes, although not as bad as two years ago. The prediction is 20 tropical storms, eight hurricanes and four major hurricanes to occur within the official dates of hurricane season: June 1 – November 30. However, we’ve seen several named storms that … Read More

  • Employee Spotlight – Josh Busing Has a Competitive Spirit that Motivates His Success

    In baseball, you must connect the bat to the ball to get a hit. But statistically speaking, batters are much more likely to strike out than get a hit. Josh Busing knows the statistics well. He earned a baseball scholarship to Jefferson State College. He also knows that injuries can quickly derail sports goals, and a torn posterior labrum ended … Read More

  • Spring Forward Can Mean Much More than an Hour of Lost Sleep

    Last Sunday we celebrated Daylight Savings Time with a lost hour of sleep. That semi-annual ritual is also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors to ensure they are working properly in the event of a home fire. As the days get longer and warmer, it is also a good idea to check other areas of … Read More

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