Dustin Yoder is an insurtech entrepreneur dedicated to creating the next generation of insurance sales, service, and policyholder engagement. The son of a top Silicon Valley insurance broker, Dustin found his passion during his high school days working at the family brokerage and quality testing early benefits software. That experience brought him into the insurtech arena in 2012, making him an early leader in the space.
As a young business visionary, Dustin built, and eventually sold, Vendus Product Labs, an enterprise product development company that served clients such as Genentech, Stanford University, and Honda.
Following that success, he formed Sureify with a goal of revitalizing life insurance for the end consumer. This endeavor took him through twists, turns, and the occasional fall, but it ultimately landed him in a position of influence in the insurance space, enabling leading insurers digitally from the inside out.
Dustin’s passion for bettering the life insurance industry has not waned. He continues using his entrepreneurial spirit, product mindset, and insurance enterprise experience to meaningfully impact the industry his father started in 40 years ago.
Dustin holds a BS in finance from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He lives with his wife and daughter in San Jose, CA.
Nick Gerhart is a well-known leader in the industry that brings valuable experience in corporate strategy, regulation, law and compliance, government affairs and innovation to his multiple roles. As an executive for Homesteaders Life Company and Farm Bureau Financial Services, Nick is focused on legal considerations, innovation, modernization, and the oversight of several other departments. Nick also served as Iowa’s Insurance Commissioner, heading up one of the largest domestic insurance states in the nation.
Nick has been a mentor and advisor to numerous insurers and insurtech startup ventures, including Carpe Data, Gain Compliance, and the Global Insurance Accelerator (GIA), in addition to recently joining the Board of Directors at Sureify after spending several years providing strategic guidance to the company.
Nick also donates his time to numerous charitable organizations including Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa, ChildServe and Balance Autism.