Origami Risk, an insurance industry risk, safety, and insurance Software as a Service (SaaS) technology firm, today announced the appointment of David Duden as strategic relationships executive in the firm’s Core Solutions division. In this new position, he will provide account management, business and product development and implementation support services for Core Solutions clients, including risk pools, third party administrators (TPAs), property/casualty insurance companies, managing general agents (MGAs), and entities with large self-administered workers’ compensation plans.
A widely respected insurance industry thought leader and innovator, Duden has more than three decades of experience in the property and casualty insurance industry and with related consulting and technology solution providers, including risk management information systems (RMIS). Most recently, he was managing director and National RMIS Practice leader at Deloitte Consulting LLP.
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London-based Team Additions Address Firm’s Rapid Growth Across Region
LONDON, November 26, 2019 – Origami Risk, the industry-leading risk, safety, and insurance Software as a Service (SaaS) technology firm, announced the expansion of its operations in the UK and EMEA with the London appointments of Mary Upshaw as head of Professional Service -EMEA and Daniel Efting as client executive. The appointments address the rapid growth of Origami’s client base throughout the region.
“A growing number of businesses throughout the UK, Europe and Middle East now rely on Origami to provide efficient and versatile risk technology solutions for their complex data/analytics needs as they strive to operate safely and efficiently and meet heightened governance, risk and compliance requirements,” said Robert Petrie, CEO, Origami Risk. “Many Origami clients in the UK and EMEA have been working directly with Mary for several years, and Dan has helped numerous clients operating in all regions with complex risk technology needs. Together, they enhance our ability to deliver superior results for our clients throughout the region.”
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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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