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Posts by Kitty Ambers

When Was the Last Time You Asked ‘Why’?

by Kitty Ambers, CIC, CPIA, CISR, Chief Growth Officer at AVYST If you have children, you likely remember the phase when they asked, “Why?” constantly. Everything you asked them to do and every experience they encountered, the question was always, “But why?” Somewhere along the way those questions stopped. What a sad thing. We know…

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Insurtech & Insurance: Perfect Together

You can’t tell the players in insurtech without a scorecard. Here’s one for reference: Crunchbase’s website lists 642 insurtech firms. Their combined total equity funding is $6.1 billion. Their average founding date is April 2011. They have cool names like Pie Insurance, TheGuarantors, Premonition, and Descartes Underwriting. Investor types include accelerator, incubator, angel group, venture…

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AVYST Joins Vertafore Orange Partner Program

AVYST Joins Vertafore Orange Partner Program Bi-Directional Forms Integration Extends Reach of eForms Wizard Submission Tool DENVER and DALLAS (April 2, 2019) — Vertafore, the leading provider of insurance software and Wave Insurance Technologies Inc., dba AVYST, today jointly announced that AVYST has joined the Orange Partner Program. AVYST is an insurtech company providing sales…

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Can You Change the Inertia of Your Insurance Practice?

Whether your insurance agency, brokerage or other firm has inertia (like the Rams in the Super Bowl) or momentum (like the Patriots), I want to point out that neither inertia nor momentum will last forever. Sooner or later inertia will die out. If I coast my golf cart down a steep fairway, I might roll…

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You Can Have Results — or Excuses. But Seldom Both

What if you had the opportunity for improvement, without the pain of change? At work, it would be so much easier to revise processes, upgrade technology or develop new policies. But chasing opportunity without some degree of change is nearly impossible. So if we want opportunity and growth (and who doesn’t), why are we still…

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AVYST Welcomes Kitty Ambers as Chief Growth Officer

Focused on Insuretech’s Growth in the Independent Agent Channel   DALLAS (January 14, 2019) — AVYST, a provider of sales and risk management solutions for independent insurance agents and brokers and their carrier partners, announced that Kitty Ambers, CIC, CPIA, CISR, has joined the insuretech firm as Chief Growth Officer. Ambers will be responsible for growing AVYST’s product visibility…

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