American Family spinout Arturo appointed two new executives. The Workers Compensation Research Institute brought on a new executive to manage its research programs and accelerate the Institute’s focus on new and evolving research topics on important workers’ compensation issues.
American Family spinout Arturo made Brett Antonides its vice president of apps, analytics and visualization and Dustin Montoya vice president of platform infrastructure and engineering.
Both will be tasked with refining Arturo’s technology and drive strategic initiatives and partnerships to support the company’s continued expansion. The company describes itself as a deep learning startup that provides highly accurate physical property characteristic data and predictive analysis for residential and commercial properties, for use in the P/C insurance, reinsurance, lending and securities markets.
Antonides has 17 years of experience building successful team cultures based on performance, while helping to solve challenging software engineering and analytics problems for companies including HawkEye 360, Zoomdata and Noblis. Montoya has nearly 30 years of experience in geospatial analysis and a successful track record of building and leading software development teams. In his new role, he will aim to bridge the gap between Arturo’s product and technology teams, to ensure the organization is laser-focused on delivering value to its customers in a prioritized way.
The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) brought on Sebastian Negrusa to manage its research programs and accelerate the Institute’s focus on new and evolving research topics on important workers’ compensation issues.
As an economist and expert in labor and health policy, Negrusa has conducted multiple health workforce studies funded by the federal government, state agencies, and professional organizations. Other outcomes he studied encompass health care utilization and spending, labor market outcomes, and integrity of Medicare programs. He published peer-reviewed research on the job satisfaction of health providers, substitutions across alternative sources of health insurance, the impact of military deployment on divorces, and the effect of federal subsidies on veterans’ demand for higher education.
Before coming to WCRI, Sebastian spent 10 years at the Lewin Group as an associate director. Before that, he worked at the RAND Corporation as an associate economist. He has a PhD in Economics from Clemson University and a BA in International Economics from Babes-Bolyai University.
WCRI is an independent, not-for-profit research organization based in Cambridge, MA whose membership includes employers; insurers; governmental entities; managed care companies; health care providers; insurance regulators; state labor organizations; and state administrative agencies in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Sources: Arturo WCRI