Leadership
Meet our leadership team.

Best of class innovative products, advanced technology and dependable delivery can only be built by collaboration from our knowledgeable team members, led by our experienced management team, which includes:


Larry WeidemanLarry Wiedeman
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Team Founder - 1995

Larry’s notion to provide a life insurance software solution for Fortune 100 Insurance Carriers brought about Insurance Technologies (IT) in 1995. His vision grew over the next 24 months resulting in the development of today’s premier Point-of-Sale software, ForeSight™. Larry’s experience and knowledge in how financial products are designed, branded, distributed and serviced resulted in an “A-Z” solution that manages the complex and often archaic processing around the sale and servicing of various investment products. Prior to launching Insurance Technologies, Larry managed software development for System Innovations (a subsidiary of FDP), spent seven years in various capacities at M Financial, and managed actuarial research and development for a COLI unit of The Equitable. He holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from the University of Minnesota. Through his leadership of the Executive Management team and in his role as Chairman of the Board, Larry continues to be actively involved in Insurance Technologies’ growth strategies and driving our organization to offering the sharpest automated sales solutions available for the financial services industry.

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David Fenimore - Insurance Illustrations, Electronic Application, Annuity Suitability and Sales Software Product DevelopmentDavid Fenimore
EVP, Engineering & CIO
Joined Team - 1996

David brings over 22 years of software development and management experience to Insurance Technologies from previous companies such as MCI, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and CF&I Steel Corporation. David sets technology direction, product strategy and business development goals through his leadership of the Product Development Team, his prominent involvement on the Executive Management Team, and as a Member of the Board. David joined Insurance Technologies in 1996 and has steadily increased his areas of responsibility. Participating in the growth of Insurance Technologies from the ground up has provided David the necessary experience for creating a cohesive offering of software products and services tailored to world leading financial services companies. This is proven by his leadership and knowledge in driving product development for new and existing products, his expertise as the technical liaison for sales and marketing initiatives, and his understanding of the internal complexities of life, annuity and other financial services products. As product strategist for Insurance Technologies’ ForeSight™ and FireLight® products, David orchestrates the development of innovative automated solutions with the latest technology.

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Tammy ShuminskyTammy Shuminsky
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Joined Team - 1996

Tammy brings 20 years of valuable operational management experience to Insurance Technologies and has been a significant team member since she joined us in 1996. Her responsibilities at IT cover an array of areas, which are essential to the success of the everyday operations of the organization. Areas under Tammy’s management include Finance, Human Resources, Network Services and Facilities. Her experience and management direction are instrumental in ensuring that the organizational and professional growth of Insurance Technologies' goals and corporate vision are fundamentally present. She is an influential member of the Executive Management Team and a Member of the Board. Tammy graduated with honors from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management. Tammy is an essential component of the day to day operations workflow allowing our team members to focus on Insurance Technologies' products and customers.

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Susan J. Wikfors - Insurance Illustrations, Electronic Application, Annuity Suitability and Sales Software business developmentSusan J. Wikfors
SVP, Corporate Development
Joined Team - 1996

Susan holds 25 years of experience in the financial services and technology sectors. As Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Susan is responsible for helping define strategy for expansion of Insurance Technologies’ solutions footprint as well as contracting and licensing of Insurance Technologies’ products. In her tenure at Insurance Technologies, Susan has managed the Client Services organization ensuring the smooth transition of customers from the sales process to delivery of customized software solutions. Prior to joining our team, Susan worked for MCI, McGraw-Hill and the Equitable of Colorado in various management, system analyst, and development roles. Included in her list of credentials is a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Susan is a dynamic key player in the success of Insurance Technologies’ partnerships, client contract relationships and the development of our presence in the financial services industry.

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Mike Mecham - Client Services for Insurance TechnologiesMike Mecham
SVP, Client Services
Joined Team - 2004

Since joining Insurance Technologies in 2004, Mike has continued to advance his career and has been a contributor to many successful ForeSight™ implementations. Mike has held the positions of Senior Software Engineer, Team Lead, Project Manager, Product Management, Vice President of Client Services and currently Senior Vice President of Client Services. In his early career Mike worked for companies such as Prudential Insurance and CNA Insurance where he sold various forms of insurance and investment vehicles while working as an Agent, Sales Manager, Broker, Independent Agent and Wholesaler, where he gained hands on distribution and industry experience. Mike saw significant growth in the hardware/software illustrations systems in the industry and felt after 11 years it was time to make a transition from selling the products to being a part of the creation of the actual illustrations systems. In his new role as Senior Vice President, Client Services, Mike is responsible for ForeSight™ and FireLight® client implementations. He is in charge of leading the Development and Client Services teams that implement client deliverables. In addition, Mike leads the Insurance Technologies’ Customer Advisory Board program. Mike holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics with a Computer Science Option from the Fort Lewis College.

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Bill Aguayo - Insurance Technologies Actuarial ServicesBill Aguayo
SVP, Actuarial Services, FSA, MAAA, CFA, ChFC, CLU
Joined Team - 2010

With more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, Bill provides Insurance Technologies with solid actuarial expertise of life and annuity products. As Senior Vice President of Actuarial Services, his responsibilities include calculation integrity, inforce ledgers and advanced financial planning concepts, as well as being involved in client facing projects. Before joining Insurance Technologies, Bill worked for two years as an independent contractor and was heavily involved with illustration software calculation development. Prior to his actuarial consulting tenure, Bill worked at Sagicor Life Insurance Company for four years as SVP and Chief Actuary and before that he spent ten years in the AEGON organization as VP and Managing Actuary. As well as being a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries since 1990 and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries since 1989, Bill is an active member of the Society of Actuaries Taxation Group and the American Academy of Actuaries Tax Work Group. Bill graduated with honors from the University of California at Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and holds advanced financial planning and financial analyst designations including CFA, ChFC, and CLU.

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Tracy McGurran  - Insurance Technologies Actuarial ServicesTracy McGurran
VP, Client Services, CLU, ChFC
Joined Team - 1998

Tracy brings more than 28 years of experience in the life insurance and annuity industry and has expertise in the areas of project management, product functionality, business analysis and design of illustration software. As a Vice President of Client Services, Tracy manages one of our Client Services delivery teams. She also acts as the functional leader for our Business Analysts. Prior to joining Insurance Technologies, she was a Senior Marketing Consultant for New York Life Brokerage where she was responsible for both system support and design for a number of different illustration systems and worked directly with producers providing advanced case design and marketing support. Tracy also worked for Security Life of Denver (ING) in Marketing Systems and Marketing. Her experience at Security Life included management of the team that provided case design support to a group of producers that specialize in the high net worth and COLI market as well as project management, system testing and producer support. Additionally Tracy has earned her CLU and ChFC designations from the American College.

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Carla Torres - Insurance Technologies Client ServicesCarla Torres
VP, Client Services
Joined Team - 1999

Carla brings over 13 years of project management, information technology, and insurance and financial services experience, working in the Client Services area. She possesses advanced skills in project planning and management, the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and the Testing Life Cycle (TLC). As a Vice President of Client Services, Carla manages all aspects of the project, planning through initial design, deployment and production. Her responsibilities include: client account management, as well as driving the release, delivery, and resource cycles to meet client needs. Prior to joining Insurance Technologies, Carla was in the information technology industry for 7 years in various roles and responsibilities including: systems analyst, network analyst, software tester, and project manager.

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Steve Rees - Insurance Technologies Client Account ManagementSteve Rees
VP, Client Services
Joined Team - 2007

Steve brings over 15 years of project management experience combined with 8 years of experience in a Fortune 100 financial services company to Insurance Technologies. As a Vice President of Client Services his responsibilities include: client account management, overseeing the program/project management function within Client Services, as well as driving the release, delivery, and resource cycles to meet client needs. Prior to joining Insurance Technologies, Steve was in the information technology industry for 20 years in various roles and responsibilities including: programmer analyst, systems analyst, and program manager. Steve graduated with honors from the DeVry University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Operations.

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Carly Scherrer - VP Client Services - project, planning through deployment and account managementCarly Scherrer
VP, Client Services, CLU, FLMI, CSTE
Joined Team - 2007

Carly has over 15 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry, working in Sales, Marketing and Client Service areas. She possesses a thorough understanding of industry products, features and operations and has advanced skills in project planning and management, requirements analysis and design, the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and the Testing Life Cycle (TLC). As a Vice President of Client Services, Carly manages all aspects of the project, planning through deployment and account management. She is also responsible for managing a Client Services delivery team. Prior to joining Insurance Technologies, Carly worked for Allstate Insurance Company and Allied/Nationwide Insurance Company. Carly holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, NE. In addition to receiving her Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Fellow Life Management Institute (FLMI) and Certified Software Test Engineer (CSTE) designations Carly holds several other Insurance and Financial Services designations and certifications.

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Jim Ferrell - FireLight Insurance eApplication and eSignatureJim Ferrell
VP, FireLight Product Management
Joined Team - 2011

Jim brings over 10 years of professional experience in the financial services industry specializing in product management and strategic planning for technology implementations. As VP, FireLight Product Management, Jim is in charge of defining marketplace entry and compliance necessary to ensure product alignment with the industry (client business needs). Jim manages communications between Insurance Technologies and industry organizations to maintain industry standards support. Along with his extensive industry experience, Jim remains actively engaged within top industry organizations including IRI, DTCC and ACORD. Jim’s innovative business development, solution design and product management experience provide him with the prominent knowledge needed to successfully drive the strategic direction and roadmap execution of Insurance Technologies’ FireLight® product.

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Del Lang - Insurance Compliance & Suitable SalesDel Lang
VP, Product Development
Joined Team - 1998

Since joining Insurance Technologies in 1998, Del has played a pivotal role in client implementations and was instrumental in the design of the ForeSight™ 5.0 platform. As VP, Product Development, Del’s focus is on the development and implementation of the FireLight system. As leader of one of the Client Services teams, Del is responsible for driving client implementation support, internal forms development, and administration training and demo support. He brings 26 years of industry expertise in personal production, sales training and support, and sales tool development giving him the knowledge to also provide Business Analyst support. Prior to joining Insurance Technologies, Del worked as a Senior Business Analyst at Insurance Sales Illustration Systems, Inc., as a Training Supervisor for New York Life Insurance Company, and as an Agent for New York Life. Del holds Degrees in Economics and Business Administration. 

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TravisChampion - VP Sales - FireLightTravis Champion
VP, Sales – FireLight®
Joined Team - 2010

Travis has spent the last 12 years working in financial services focusing almost entirely on distribution technology both from a product management and sales management perspective. As a veteran of both the United States Navy and the financial services industry, Travis brings exceptional leadership and experience to his role as Vice President of Sales for the FireLight® product. Travis has a proven track record of results and high performance in business development and sales roles. He has built solid, trusting, long-standing relationships across multiple segments within the industry through a deep and consultative understanding of his clients’ business needs. Prior to joining our team, Travis worked for Thomson Reuters managing a portion of their Thomson ONE Wealth Management platform focusing on Broker Dealer sales of Annuities and Mutual funds. He has worked as the Vice President of Sales for two other technology companies selling distribution technology focused on the advisor and insurance markets. Before that Travis worked for Bank of America and Wells Fargo (formerly Wachovia) as a financial analyst. Travis holds degrees in Banking and Finance from Appalachian State University.

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Jabe Upton - ForeSight STP Sales IllustrationJane Upton
VP, ForeSight Product Management and Sales, CLU
Joined Team - 2011

Jane brings 30 years of life industry experience in a variety of roles to Insurance Technologies. As VP, ForeSight Product Management and Sales, her responsibilities include communication with industry leaders, clients and new relationships about capabilities and future development ideas for ForeSight™. She works with our internal Product Development team and is a ForeSight product specialist for our industry contacts. Jane also has responsibility for the sale of ForeSight. Prior to joining Insurance Technologies, Jane worked at a leading executive benefits firm in corporate-owned life insurance sales and case design, and before that she worked as a consultant providing marketing and systems support in the areas of wealth transfer, deferred compensation, and competitive life insurance product analysis. Jane holds the designation of Chartered Life Underwriter and has her Series 6 and Series 63 securities licenses. Jane holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University.

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Kristin Wills - VP MarketingKristin Wills
VP, Marketing
Joined Team - 2002

Kristin has held key roles and responsibilities since joining Insurance Technologies in 2002 where she gained deep domain and company knowledge that are essential to the success of communicating Insurance Technologies’ message. As Vice President of Marketing, Kristin is responsible for developing and maintaining marketing strategies that meet Insurance Technologies’ objectives. She formulates and drives all marketing plans and advertising activities including email, online and event marketing, as well as managing the overall Marketing department budget. Kristin works closely with the Executive team and Product Management team to maintain product enhancement and company communications in order to manage product and company visibility while ensuring a consistent marketing message. She is the primary liaison between Insurance Technologies and industry media, public relation firm, advertising, partners and industry organizations. Kristin holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Marketing from Western State Colorado University.

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