Anita Sathe is an insurance professional with over 16 years of experience in the insurance industry. She holds a breadth of experience ranging from product and underwriting strategy to technology implementation and actuarial analyses. She is one of only twelve to hold actuarial fellowship credentials across P&C, Life and Health Insurance. Prior to CoverHound, Anita was a Senior Manager with Deloitte Consulting.
How has your life experience made you the leader you are today?
I have been blessed to have loving parents and very strong role models throughout my life. From my childhood, my parents gave me the confidence that the sky's the limit to what I could do and I am only limited by constraints I put on myself. Throughout school, college and my professional career I have had strong mentors in many of my teachers and managers who made me confident in my leadership and management capabilities.
How has your previous employment experience aided your current role?
I spent 13 years at Deloitte Consulting. It was a great training ground to learn everything about the insurance industry. It also taught me how to formulate actionable solutions to problems that lacked structure, how to pull teams together that have complementary skill sets and above all a strong work ethic to everything I do. I use all these parts of my training in my current role.
What have the highlights and challenges been during your current role?
In my current role as CSO at CyberPolicy and CoverHound, the biggest highlight has been starting a new business from scratch and watching it grow. When our CEO hired me to start this part of our business I was really fortunate that he gave me a clean slate and a lot of guidance along the way on how to shape our new venture. It has been a journey with many successes, some failures and a lot of hard work. Challenges were mainly associated with learning from our mistakes (never easy for our ego to admit a mistake and learn from it) as well as working hard when something was successful so we can leverage the opportunity to the fullest extent. The most important lesson from all of these challenges is to make sure that we failed as a team, not as individuals. This has made us a stronger team and a better business.
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