We love the insurance industry. Managing risk is a universal need of individuals and businesses in a healthy, dynamic economy.
We love technology. The relentless pace of change is exhilarating and sometimes frightening, but always fascinating.
We love insurer CIOs and their teams. The industry is completely dependent on information technology and on effective information technology leaders. Plus, some of us used to be them.
Novarica helps more than 90 insurers make better decisions about technology projects and strategy through research, advisory services, and consulting.
We publish frequent, independent, in-depth research on trends, best practices, and vendors. Our research projects are directed by senior executive-level experts, and leverage the knowledge of more than 300 insurer CIO members of our Research Council.
Our “strategy-as-a-service” Advisory services provide on-demand phone and email consultations on any topic in insurance or technology. Our clients have told us it’s like having a team of experts down the hall, for a flat annual fee that is a small fraction of the cost of a single employee.
Our consulting services include vendor selection, benchmarking, project assurance, and IT strategy development. They are based on our deep knowledgebase, extensive relationships, personal experience, and proven methodologies. Our clients get rapid, actionable insights and guidance, delivered directly by our senior team.
Novarica has been serving the insurance industry since 2008. We are a privately-held company based in Boston, MA.
Matthew Josefowicz is the President and CEO of Novarica. He is a widely-published and often-cited expert on insurance and financial services technology, operations, and e-business... issues who has presented his research and thought-leadership at numerous industry conferences. Over the past fifteen years, he has worked directly with dozens of US and international CIOs to advise them on IT strategy and solution selection, and has written more than 100 reports on insurance technology issues. He is also the lead moderator of the Novarica Insurance Technology Research Council. Prior to launching Novarica in 2007, he founded the global insurance group at analyst firm Celent and led it for more than six years. His other experience includes hedge fund D. E. Shaw & Co., LP. He holds a B.A. magna cum laude from Brown University. He can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Martina Conlon is a Senior Vice President of Research and Consulting at Novarica, focused on insurance technology strategy. Martina is the primary researcher and author... of market leading reports on agent portals, core systems, business intelligence, and technology strategy. She provides expertise on IT best practices, organizational approaches, and strategic technology architecture and planning. Her recent consulting experience includes over 20 vendor selection efforts, as well as insurer peer benchmarking, IT organizational assessments and enterprise architecture and roadmap development for leading US insurers. Prior to Novarica, Martina served as Director of Enterprise Technology for Arbella Insurance, where she was responsible for all business applications, analytics, websites and portals. She has also served as Principal Consultant with major technology and consulting firms where she partnered with client executives to launch technology solutions to meet strategic business goals. She holds an MBA from Boston University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University. She can be reached directly at email@example.com.
Rob McIsaac is a Senior Vice President of Research and Consulting at Novarica with expertise in IT leadership and transformation as well as technology and... business strategy for life, annuities, wealth management, and banking. He has broad experience in IT strategy and management in the insurance and financial services industries. Prior to joining Novarica, he served in a series of senior technology management positions including leading the Business Transformation Office at Nationwide Insurance and as the CIO for First Citizens Bank, a rapidly growing regional firm based in Raleigh, NC. Rob spent the majority of his career at Guardian Life, where he was the Divisional CIO responsible for annuity, distribution and broker dealer operations and at Prudential Insurance, where he held a variety of positions including leading e-Business development efforts. Rob holds a BA in Economics from Montclair State University, an MBA in Information Systems from Seton Hall University and has received a number of business and technical designations including FLMI and LLIF. He can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeff Goldberg is a Senior Vice President of Research and Consulting at Novarica with expertise that includes data analytics and big data, digital strategy, policy... administration, reinsurance management, document automation, SaaS and cloud computing, data governance, and software engineering best practices such as Agile and continuous delivery. Prior to Novarica, Jeff served as a senior analyst within Celent’s insurance practice, was the Vice President of Internet Technology for Marsh Inc., Director of Web Technology for Harleysville Insurance, worked for many years as a software consultant with many leading property/casualty and life/health insurers in a variety of technology areas, and worked at Microsoft contributing to research on XML standards and defining the .Net framework. Most recently Jeff founded and sold a SaaS data analysis company in the health & wellness space. Mr. Goldberg has a BSE in computer science from Princeton University and an MFA from the New School in New York. He can be reached directly at email@example.com