Leadership Team

Meet our team leaders.

Get to know our management leaders who guide our integrated teams in delivering progressive solutions and first-rate account services.

David Fenimore
Chief Executive Officer
Joined Team - 1996

David holds over 28 years of software development, financial services and management experience. As Chief Executive Officer, David leads the technology direction, product strategy, business development goals, and growth strategies for Insurance Technologies and its product offerings. Since becoming an originating team member of Insurance Technologies in 1996, David progressed his areas of responsibilities and has provided essential leadership to Product Development, Product Management, Client Services, Sales and Marketing teams. Participating in the growth of Insurance Technologies from the ground up provides David the necessary experience to deliver cohesive software products and services tailored to world leading financial services companies. David's understanding of the internal complexities of life, annuity and other financial services products along with his steadily increased responsibilities and influential leadership, provide David the tools to lead Insurance Technologies and orchestrate the ongoing development of innovative sales automation solutions with partnership oriented customer service.

Tammy Shuminsky
Chief Operating Officer
Joined Team - 1996

Tammy contributes over 25 years of valuable operational management experience to Insurance Technologies and has been a significant team member since she joined the company in 1996. As Chief Operating Officer, Tammy’s responsibilities expand across an array of areas, which are essential to the success of the everyday operations of Insurance Technologies. Areas under Tammy’s leadership include Finance, Human Resources, Network Services and Facilities. Tammy is an influential member of the Executive Management Team and 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. 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.

Ron Shouse
Chief Technology Officer
Joined Team - 1996

Since joining Insurance Technologies in 1996, Ron has been a key chief architect in the design and development of Insurance Technologies products. In his role as Chief Technology Officer, Ron is responsible for the strategic technology decisions on all base product architecture, design, processes, and research and development. Ron leads the Product Development teams in the execution of base product development, ensuring it aligns with corporate short and long term strategies and objectives, compliance regulations, industry requirements and customer needs. Ron sets the direction for system technology and the development life-cycle for all Insurance Technologies products. He also oversees application and infrastructure security and the technology of hosting environments. Prior to joining Insurance Technologies, Ron worked for Computing Information Systems as a Sr. Software Development Engineer, designing, developing and implementing custom Order Entry, Accounting, Inventory, and Billing systems for the publishing sector. Ron personally managed the design, development and implementation of over 10 large-scale implementations, including Mitchell International, National Oceanic and Aeronautical Administration (NOAA), Maxwell McMillan, University of Chicago Press, and lastly Shepard’s/McGraw-Hill. Ron holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from DeVry University, has completed several LOMA FLMI exams, and since 1999 has maintained a Microsoft MCPD certification or equivalent.

Jim Gates
Chief Architect
Joined Team - 1996

With over 30 years of software industry experience and as one of the original ForeSight® illustration product architects, Jim possesses the process and technology prowess to direct the technology infrastructure and development of Insurance Technologies products. As Chief Architect, Jim works closely with the Chief Technology Officer, developing and documenting the overall architecture framework, infrastructure, technology requirements, and roadmap for product development. Jim oversees the architectural execution of product design, development, integration and deployment. As Chief Architect, Jim is responsible for the overall end-to-end development and implementation process of Insurance Technologies products, while ensuring products satisfy corporate defined objectives. Before becoming Chief Architect, Jim was Executive Vice President of Engineering, responsible for the overall technology vision and implementation of the ForeSight product. Prior to joining Insurance Technologies in 1996, Jim worked extensively in the insurance and legal industries providing him deep domain and technology expertise to manage the complexities required to design and develop comprehensive and agile software solutions. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Mathematics from the Colorado School of Mines.

Doug Massey
Senior Vice President, Sales
Joined Team - 2016

Doug holds over 26 years of business development, marketing and sales management experience in the insurance technology sector of the insurance and financial services industries. As Senior Vice President, Sales, Doug defines, manages and directs the overall sales objectives and processes for Insurance Technologies. He is responsible for leading the Sales team to secure new business and expand existing opportunities for Insurance Technologies product offerings across diverse channels. Doug works collaboratively with internal and external client teams to define requirements and deliverables to meet client implementation goals. Doug brings extensive knowledge around streamlining and automating the sales and marketing of insurance products that allow him to provide influential and consultative support to clients to achieve solution success. Doug is one of Insurance Technologies key liaisons with top industry organizations including ACORD, DTCC, and IRI. Prior to joining Insurance Technologies, Doug held senior level positions as VP of Insurance Automation Services, VP of Sales, VP Sales & Marketing and VP of Insurance Services within the insurance technology space. Doug is a graduate of Utah Valley University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration—Marketing Management.

Susan Wikfors
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
Joined Team - 1996

Susan holds 25 years of experience in the financial services and technology sectors. As Senior Vice President, 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.

Kristin Wills
Vice President, Marketing
Joined Team - 2002

Since joining Insurance Technologies in 2002, Kristin has held key roles and responsibilities 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.

Tracy McGurran
Executive Vice President, Professional Services, CLU, ChFC
Joined Team - 1998

Tracy brings more than 30 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 and financial software. As Executive Vice President, Professional Services, Tracy leads all professional services, which includes Actuarial, Engineering and Client Services teams. Tracy is responsible for overseeing client project and client relationship management to achieve efficiency and customer project success. Since joining Insurance Technologies, Tracy has been an influential member of the ForeSight® Client Services team and a key player in the success of many ForeSight implementations. In her former role as Senior Vice President of ForeSight, Product Management, Tracy was responsible for the strategic direction of the ForeSight illustration product, aligning the product with client needs and industry requirements. Tracy continues to be a company liaison with key industry organizations, keeping teams and clients informed on industry developments and regulatory influencers. Prior to joining Insurance Technologies, Tracy 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.

Mike Mecham
Senior Vice President, Account Management
Joined Team - 2004

As Senior Vice President, Account Management, Mike provides consultative account support to meet clients’ strategic short term and long term goals with Insurance Technologies. As the relationship management interface between Insurance Technologies services teams and its customers, Mike works with clients to achieve customer goals and satisfaction, and to preserve strong client working relationships. Since joining Insurance Technologies, Mike has advanced his career in influential leadership roles including Team Lead, Project Manager, Product Manager, and VP of Client Services for the ForeSight® product. In his recent role as SVP of Client Services, Mike oversaw ForeSight client implementations and deliverables, and was responsible for overall project management and financial reporting. Prior to joining Insurance Technologies, Mike gained hands on distribution and industry experience selling various forms of insurance and investment vehicles while working as an Agent, Sales Manager, Broker, Independent Agent and Wholesaler for companies such as Prudential Insurance and CNA Insurance. With over 28 years of overall industry experience, Mike provides Insurance Technologies and its clients unique financial and technology domain expertise. Mike holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics with a Computer Science Option from Fort Lewis College.

Del Lang
Senior Vice President, Success Management
Joined Team - 1998

Since joining Insurance Technologies in 1998, Del has played pivotal roles in client implementations and has been instrumental in the design of Insurance Technologies’ products. Most recently, as leader of the FireLight® Client Services team, Del was responsible for driving successful client implementations during a time of unprecedented platform growth. As SVP, Account Management, Del provides consultative account and platform adoption support to FireLight® clients to assist them in receiving maximum value from their investment in FireLight. As a company liaison, Del works collaboratively with Sales, Clients Services and Product Development teams to assist clients with long-term growth strategies and achieve client customer success. Del brings 30 years of industry experience in personal production, sales training and support, business analysis and design, and sales tool development. Prior to joining Insurance Technologies, Del was a Senior Business Analyst at Insurance Sales Illustration Systems, an insurance software provider. Early in his career, Del worked at New York Life as an Agent, Registered Representative, and a Training Supervisor. Del holds Degrees in Economics and Business Administration from Augustana University.

Steve Rees
Senior Vice President, Client Services
Joined Team - 2007

Steve has over 20 years of project management experience with 8 years of experience in a Fortune 100 financial services company. As Senior Vice President, Client Services, Steve oversees the client portfolio for ForeSight® and FireLight® products. From initial project planning through execution and implementation, Steve leads the project management teams to successfully achieve client and project goals. Steve is responsible for managing all client-facing resources to deliver timely and efficient client deliverables while meeting project financial requirements. Prior to his current role, Steve was Vice President, Client Services, where he was responsible for driving the release, delivery, and resource cycles for assigned client accounts. Steve managed a professional services delivery team, coordinating all program and project management functions to align with client projects and corporate objectives. As a result of his 20-year career advancements in the information technology industry through various roles including programmer analyst, software developer, systems analyst, program manager, and division manager, Steve possesses unique domain knowledge to successfully direct client implementations. Before joining Insurance Technologies, Steve directed IT infrastructure and application development projects for Nationwide Insurance. Steve transitioned to Account Director for Nationwide Services Company, where he managed information technologies and served as a liaison between the shared infrastructure services company and major application development areas in Nationwide Financial. Steve graduated with honors from the DeVry University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Operations.

Kevin Hendricks
Senior Vice President, Engineering Services
Joined Team - 1998

Kevin holds more than 28 years of software development and architecture design experience to Insurance Technologies. As Senior Vice President, Engineering Services, Kevin is head of product delivery, which includes managing the engineering departments and overseeing the delivery lifecycle of our product offerings. Prior to his current role, Kevin was Senior Vice President, Product Development, where he led new product and tools development, configuration management, licensing, and architecture design for the ForeSight® sales illustration product. Since joining Insurance Technologies, Kevin has been an instrumental team member in the engineering and development of ForeSight. Before joining Insurance Technologies, Kevin was Sr. Software Engineer at Insurance Sales Illustration Systems, Inc., an insurance sales illustration vendor focused on advanced sales concepts for life, annuity, DI, and LTC markets. Kevin’s key responsibilities as Sr. Software Engineer was the creation of new products and the production of compliant reports/forms architecture. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Computer Science from Southern Illinois University and has completed course work provided by The American College for financial studies.

Bill Aguayo
Senior Vice President, 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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