For Amy Zupon, the Chief Executive of Vertafore, the enterprise insurance software company, taking over the helm back in 2016 was a natural shift given her career has been spent partnering with companies to develop software and data services that improve the business. As the Chief Executive Officer of Denver-based Vertafore, Zupon drives her staff to help customers solve real problems whether that means giving them better access to data or automating their systems to enhance current business practices. Zupon has long held the desire to help customers and the communities they serve and expects that of her staff of 1,500 strong.
The graduate of Northwestern University is no stranger to leading. Prior to coming on board at Vertafore, she held c-level roles at P2 Energy Solutions including as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Technology Officer. Zupon also held various executive roles at Ventyx, An ABB and was a partner at The Structure Group, a business management consulting firm acquired by Accenture in 2015.
When announcing Zupon’s appointment as CEO of Vertafore in September of 2016 the company said she wasn’t only bringing strong leadership to the business but deep customer service and technology expertise that is necessary as fintech’s go after traditional financial services markets with disrupting technology. Her appointment came at a time when Vertafore was gearing up to launch new products and enhance existing ones including Vertafore Analytics and an expansion of its SalesTrack business. “Amy has the deep expertise for serving the needs of Vertafore customers, and a passion for bringing out the best in employees in support of high-quality service to customers and improved outcomes for the insurance industry,” said Ian Loring, a Managing Director of Bain Capital Private Equity at the time of her appointment. Bain Capital and Vista Equity Partners acquired Vertafore in June of 2016. Zupon came on shortly after.
Software as a service hasn’t been an industry known to have a lot of female leaders but in her short time as CEO Zupon has trailblazed. She even landed on this year’s list of Top 50 Saas CEOs. She was only one of three women to make it among the top 15 this year and was credited with growing Vertafore since joining nearly two years ago. Currently, the company has more than 500,000 insurance professionals and counts 90 of the top 100 insurance firms as customers. Under her charge, she moved the headquarters and its 600 employees to Denver, the hometown of P2 Energy Solutions.