Corporate Office
Two Corporate Drive
Suite 636
Shelton, CT 06484
(203) 446-8066

Leadership Team

W. Brian Harrigan

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Brian Harrigan has an extensive background in the Life, Accident & Health Insurance/Reinsurance, Healthcare and Employee Benefits Consulting fields. His entrepreneurial focus has been on improving the economics of healthcare benefits and insurance transactions including emphasis on technology advances for the segment. Following his entrée into the insurance business with the Union Mutual Life Insurance Company (Unum) and ten years in Employee Benefit Consulting with Johnson & Higgins (Marsh, Inc.), he formed a number of successful insurance related ventures including: National Risk Transfer (stop loss underwriting manager), American Express Insurance Access (national life and health insurance product distribution), Dun & Bradstreet Plan Services/Self Funded Strategies (TPA business development). In January 1995 Mr. Harrigan was named President & CEO and Director of UICI, Inc. (NYSE:UCI, now HealthMarkets, Inc.), a publicly traded health insurance and financial services holding company. In 1998 he formed WB Harrigan, LLC to assist insurance and technology entrepreneurs with access to the private equity capital markets. In 2003 Mr. Harrigan formed ZON Re - USA, LLC a Personal Accident Reinsurance/Insurance underwriting and distribution platform. In addition to the chairmanship of Insur I.Q., Mr. Harrigan serves on the Board of ZON Re - USA, LLC and Insuritas, Inc. He earned his B.A. cum laude from Harvard College with a major in Economics. He also attended the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.

Peter Gaillard

Executive Vice President

Peter Gaillard is a successful insurance industry executive with more than 20 years professional experience in all aspects of the insurance industry. Prior to GBO, Peter was COO of Insphere Insurance Solutions, a subsidiary of HealthMarkets, Inc where he also led product development at the parent company. Mr. Gaillard was also a leader at HealthMarkets, a consumer driven health plan providing innovative solutions in the small group market. He holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Kenyon College and an MBA from the University of Virginia - Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.

Grace Gaffney

Chief Operating Officer

Grace Gaffney has over twenty years of experience in entrepreneurial and corporate environments. Ms. Gaffney was most recently a managing member of IT Analyics, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in due diligence, executive management and technical consulting in the healthcare marketplace. Prior to IT Analytics, Ms. Gaffney held several management positions with S&P ComStock, Inc. a real-time stock and commodity quotation information service that was acquired by the McGraw-Hill Companies. Post acquisition, Ms. Gaffney held the position of President of S&P ComStock, Inc. Prior to S&P ComStock, Ms. Gaffney was Chief Operating Officer of SportsTicker, Inc., a real-time score reporting service that was acquired by Telerate. Ms. Gaffney received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Rochester and an M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut.

Shameem Shah

Chief Technology Officer & Senior Vice President IT

Shameem Shah has built Insurance services applications for the past 15 years. An experienced architect and programmer, Mr. Shah has created and maintained complex applications in both the insurance and education sectors. Some of the applications he has developed include transaction engines, algorithmic search engines, workflow management systems, back office clearing systems, Rating Engines, and Insurance Application form builders. Mr. Shah has extensive experience in multiple areas of computer science including File Systems, DBMS, Web Technologies, Web Services, System Administration, Rating Engines, Text Classification and Information Extraction, Content Management Systems.

Mr. Shah holds a Masters in IT from NSU Florida.

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