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Chicago Tribune Names Origami Risk a Winner of Chicago Top Workplaces 2019 Award

CHICAGO, November 11, 2019 – Origami Risk, the industry-leading risk, safety and insurance Software as a Service (SaaS) technology firm, has been awarded Top Workplaces 2019 honors by The Chicago Tribune. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“The Top Workplaces award is about much more than recognition and celebration,” said Eric Rubino, CEO of Energage. “Our research also shows that these organizations achieve higher referral rates, lower employee turnover, and double the employee engagement levels. It just goes to show that being intentional about culture delivers bottom-line results.”

In addition to a #6 ranking on the list of Chicago-area organizations with 249 or fewer employees, Origami Risk was also recognized with a special award for work-life flexibility based on standout scores for helping employees balance work and personal life.

“We’re honored to earn this recognition from The Chicago Tribune and Energage, particularly because it underscores our enduring commitment both to be an excellent business partner to all of our customers and to provide a stimulating and engaging work environment for all our colleagues,” said Jon Nichols, chief operating officer, Origami Risk. “We are well aware that our focus on consistently delivering the highest quality of customer service depends heavily on our ability to attract and retain the industry’s most talented people, as well as to support them with the environment, tools and culture they need to be successful.”

Origami Risk has received more than two dozen awards in the past decade for service excellence, innovation, workplace and technology. This month, Origami ranked among Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. The firm also has been recognized by Inc. magazine for each of the past two years both as one of the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies and as one of the “Best Places to Work.”

Earlier this year, Crain Communications ranked Origami Risk among the top companies to work for in Chicago; for several consecutive years, the firm has been recognized by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) as one of “The Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For®”; and Origami has repeatedly earned NABR’s awards for Chicago and Atlanta. This year also marked the fourth consecutive year Origami was named among Business Insurance magazine’s “Best Places to Work in Insurance.”

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About Origami Risk
Origami Risk is a leading provider of integrated SaaS solutions for the risk, safety, and insurance industry—from insured corporate and public entities to brokers and risk consultants, insurers, third party claims administrators (TPAs), and risk pools. Highly configurable and completely scalable, Origami Risk delivers a full suite of risk management tools and insurance core system solutions from a secure, cloud-based platform accessible via web browser and mobile app. Visit origamirisk.com or contact Origami at info@origamirisk.com.

About Energage, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 58,000 organizations representing well over 20 million employees in the United States.

Origami Risk Ranked Among Deloitte’s 2019 Fastest Growing Companies

Leading Risk Technology Firm Attributes 248% Revenue Growth To Outstanding Talent, Collaborative Culture and Excellent Client Service

CHICAGO, November 7, 2019 — Origami Risk, the industry-leading risk, safety and insurance Software as a Service (SaaS) technology firm, has been ranked among Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America now in its 25th year. Origami Risk grew 248% from 2015 to 2018.

Origami Risk’s chief executive officer, Robert Petrie, credits Origami’s industry-leading talent, along with a uniformly steadfast commitment to delivering superior client service and unique culture with the company’s 248% revenue growth.

At Origami, our focus on helping clients succeed is facilitated by the fact that we have the best people who are fully engaged and motivated by our distinctly collaborative and supportive culture,” Petrie said. “We’re consistently able to deliver on our promise to clients, which has been the key to our sustained, rapid organic growth over the years.

Along with Deloitte’s ranking, Origami Risk has been recognized by Inc. magazine for each of the past two years as one of the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies. In addition, the firm has received more than 20 awards in the past decade for service excellence, innovation, workplace and technology. For each of the past two years, Inc. magazine listed Origami among its “Best Places to Work.”

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Origami Risk Adds Patient Safety & Staff Survey Tool to its Healthcare Risk Management Platform

Versatile Tool Supports Risk Management, Patient Safety, and High-Reliability Initiatives

CHICAGO, October 23, 2019 – Origami Risk, the industry-leading risk, safety and insurance Software as a Service (SaaS) technology firm, today announced the addition of a versatile new survey tool to its integrated cloud-based healthcare risk management platform.

“As healthcare organizations across the country focus on enhancing the patient experience and developing a high-reliability organization, risk management, safety and quality professionals need timely and efficient feedback mechanisms to spot potential issues and assess any corrective measures,” said Bill Schwacke, a senior sales executive at Origami Risk specializing in healthcare. “Whether it’s used to gather feedback from patients or staff, our survey tool streamlines the process, enabling healthcare professionals to quickly obtain and analyze results and report key findings.”

Using Origami’s survey tool, healthcare professionals and their staff can create and deploy surveys across specific locations to reach targeted staff, employee and patient populations quickly and effectively, as well as to collect, aggregate and report response data. In building their feedback systems, healthcare team members can choose from several pre-configured surveys, modify and deploy them, or use other features to customize surveys to their own needs.

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Origami Risk Establishes Operating Divisions to Address Emerging Business Opportunities; Names Earne Bentley, Christopher Bennett as Division Heads

Earne Bentley and Chris Bennett

Strategic Market Alignment Positions Risk Technology Firm for Targeted Expansion

CHICAGO, October 1, 2019 – Origami Risk, the industry-leading risk and insurance Software as a Service (SaaS) technology firm, today announced the formation of two operating divisions – Risk Solutions and Core Solutions – in a strategic market alignment that positions the firm to accelerate its growth in key business segments and reinforces its related service capabilities. The company appointed Earne Bentley and Christopher Bennett to lead the divisions.

Both executives – Bentley, president, Origami Risk Solutions, and Bennett, president, Origami Core Solutions – report directly to Robert Petrie, CEO, Origami Risk.

“As we continue to develop our talent and build out our solutions to address the evolving, varied and increasingly complex needs of our diverse client base, we are aligning our operations to drive targeted innovation and maintain a consistent level of service excellence for all of our clients,” Petrie said. “Earne and Chris are proven leaders who have been instrumental to Origami Risk’s success over the years. I’m excited about the impact they will have on our performance for clients in each division, as well as to the growth of our firm across all areas of business.”

The Risk Solutions division of Origami Risk will serve clients in need of risk management information systems (RMIS), healthcare risk management technology, non-workers’ compensation and small workers’ compensation self-administration, environmental health and safety (EHS), and governance, risk and compliance (GRC). The Core Solutions division will focus on serving risk pools, third party administrators (TPAs), property/casualty insurance companies, managing general agents (MGAs), and entities with large self-administered workers’ compensation plans.

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Origami Risk Named in Business Insurance’s Best Places to Work in Insurance

Award Recognizes Outstanding Employers in the Insurance Industry

CHICAGO, September 24, 2019 – Origami Risk today announced it has been named in Business Insurance’s annual “Best Places to Work in Insurance” program, which recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work and help their companies grow. This is the fourth consecutive year Origami Risk has gained this recognition for having the highest employee engagement and satisfaction.

“We’re honored once again to receive this honor from Business Insurance and Best Companies Group,” said Jonathan Nichols, chief operating officer, Origami Risk. “At Origami, colleague and client satisfaction is paramount. While we have to keep our eyes on software, technology, and markets, we fully understand everything we strive to accomplish for clients every day requires colleagues who are driven, motivated, empowered and happy to be here.”

The recognition from Business Insurance builds on numerous similar honors Origami Risk has achieved in recent years, including more than 20 awards in the past decade for service excellence, innovation, workplace and technology. This year, Inc.magazine again recognized Origami Risk as one of America’s “Best Workplaces,” and Crain Communications ranked Origami Risk among the top companies to work for in Chicago. For several consecutive years, the firm has been recognized by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) as one of “The Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For®.”

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Origami Risk Among Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Privately Held Companies for 2019

Risk Technology Firm Achieves 248% Three-Year Growth Rate

CHICAGO, September 24, 2019 – For the second consecutive year, Origami Risk, the industry-leading risk and insurance Software as a Service (SaaS) technology firm, has been listed among the Inc. 5000 fastest growing privately held companies.

Of the companies on the 2019 Inc. list, Origami ranked 1658 on the basis of its $59.2 million in 2018 revenues and 3-year growth rate of 248 percent. In addition to its inclusion in the Inc. 5000, for each of the past two years the magazine recognized Origami among its “Best Places to Work.”

“We’re pleased to be included among the Inc. fastest-growing companies,” said Jonathan Nichols, chief operating officer, Origami Risk. “At Origami, our focus on helping clients find success is facilitated by a collaborative and supportive culture. We’re consistently able to deliver on our promises to clients, resulting in our sustained rapid growth year over year.”

Along with Inc.’s recognition, Origami Risk has repeatedly achieved similar honors in recent years, including more than 20 awards in the past decade for service excellence, innovation, workplace and technology. This year, Crain Communications ranked Origami Risk among the top companies to work for in Chicago. And for several consecutive years, the firm has been recognized by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) as one of “The Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For®.” This year also marked the fourth consecutive year Origami was named among Business Insurance magazine’s “Best Places to Work in Insurance.”

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Origami Risk Hosts 155 High School Students for 2019 Chicago “Hack-a-thon”

Budding Developers Learn Code, and Create Apps, Websites and Games During Frenetic 24-hour Competition

CHICAGO, July 11, 2019 – A group of 155 Chicago-area high school students recently participated a 24-hour Chicago “Hack-a-thon” event held at the headquarters of Origami Risk, the insurance and risk management Software as a Service (SaaS) company.

Known as Windy City Hacks, the event was organized by seven Chicago high school students led by Matthew Stanciu. It involved 42 teams of students who worked 24 consecutive hours through the weekend of June 22-23, competing for prizes in six categories. Nearly 50 programmers, managers and executives from Origami Risk and other leading software and technology firms across the U.S. supported the students, with nine serving as official judges for the event.

“For the students, the Hack-a-thon was a powerful hands-on learning and team building experience,” said Spencer Vadner, client executive, Origami Risk. “And for those of us serving as mentors, it was amazing to see the students not only engaging and sharing their interests, but also striving to solve issues together. We were thrilled to help facilitate this event.”

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Origami Risk Names Azam Makki & Bill Schwacke as Senior Sales Executives

CHICAGO, June 18, 2019 – Origami Risk, the industry-leading risk and insurance Software as a Service (SaaS) technology firm, announced it has appointed Azam Makki and Bill Schwacke as senior sales executives focusing on the healthcare sector. The appointments build on Origami’s existing expertise in healthcare, where the firm is seeing a steady rise in demand for its technology-based risk management solutions.

“As healthcare risk management and financial executives support enterprise initiatives to enhance quality, efficiency and safety, strengthen compliance and manage emerging exposures, they are increasingly relying on new, cloud-based risk management information systems to achieve their objectives,” said Earne Bentley, executive director of Sales, Origami Risk. “Meanwhile, Origami has responded with a portfolio of innovative solutions tailored to the needs of healthcare clients. With impressive credentials, Azam and Bill add to the depth of our talent in healthcare. We’re delighted to welcome them to our team and look forward to the value they will bring to our healthcare clients.”

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Minda Rossman, Service Team Lead at Origami Risk, Named a Business Insurance 2019 Break Out Award Winner

Leading Trade Magazine Recognizes “Next Generation of Insurance Industry Leaders”

CHICAGO, May 14, 2019 – Minda Rossman, a service team lead at Origami Risk, the industry-leading risk and insurance Software as a Service (SaaS) technology firm, has been named a Business Insurance 2019 Break Out Award winner. According to Business Insurance, the award “recognizes the next generation of insurance industry leaders.”

At Origami Risk, Rossman leads a team of risk and technology professionals responsible for the implementation of the firm’s risk management information system (RMIS) for third party administration (TPA) accounts and those involved in workers’ compensation self-administration. She also is responsible for providing ongoing client support services, including a steady stream of innovative and sophisticated RMIS-based solutions.

Rossman will be among several executives recognized at the magazine’s awards recognition event in Chicago on Thursday, June 13 and featured in the June 2019 issue of Business Insurance and on www.businessinsurance.com. Read the official Business Insurance announcement here. Registration is open to the event at www.businessinsurance.com/conference/breakout.

The latest recognition from Business Insurance builds on many similar honors Origami Risk and its employees have achieved in recent years, including more than 21 awards in the past decade for service excellence, innovation, workplace and technology.

Origami Risk is the top-rated risk and insurance technology platform serving all members of the risk management community from insured corporate and public entities, to insurance carriers, brokers, TPAs and risk consultants. The company provides an integrated platform of products including RMIS, ERM/GRC, Claims, Safety, Analytics, Underwriting and Data Tools. Origami Risk has the most experienced team in the RMIS industry, ensuring that client service and success is the central focus of each engagement. Origami Risk is consistently ranked by users and independent third parties as the top RMIS provider. To learn more about Origami Risk, visit www.origamirisk.com, or contact Origami at info@origamirisk.com.

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About Break Out Awards
Business Insurance’s Break Out Awards program honors 40 top professionals on track to be the next leaders in the risk management and property/casualty insurance field. Break Out winners from across the United States are recognized for their leadership and professional skills and can be working in any area of the industry — risk managers, brokers, insurers, reinsurers, MGAs, MGUs, wholesalers, captive managers, TPAs, lawyers and other providers serving the commercial insurance sector. The program culminates with regional award recognition events held in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. Learn more.

Origami Named One of Nation’s Best and Brightest® Companies

CHICAGO, Jan. 9, 2019—Origami Risk, the industry-leading risk and insurance Software as a Service (SaaS) technology firm, has been named one of the 2018 Best and Brightest® Companies To Work For in the Nation by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). This is the third consecutive year Origami has received this accolade.

“Our employees are our greatest asset, and we work hard to make sure they’re supported, both professionally and personally,” said Carla Murphy, HR and talent executive, Origami Risk. “We take a lot of pride in having a company culture that appeals to the brightest talent in the industry and fosters retention.”

NABR announced in December that Origami Risk was selected from more than 2,400 organizations across the country to receive this award. An independent research firm reviewed a number of key measures to determine those organizations with the most impressive human resources practices.

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