The QuanTemplate Team

The QuanTemplate Team is formed of global re/insurance professionals and world-class computer scientists
Adrian Rands
Chief Executive Officer

Adrian co-founded QuanTemplate with his friend Marek Nelken in 2012, having spent most of his career as a Lloyd’s reinsurance broker. At Howden, where he worked from 2004, he established a reinsurance treaty desk specialising in emerging markets, and developed a suite of stochastic loss-forecasting models.

An entrepreneur by nature, Adrian left the firm in 2010 to set up an equities trading strategy with Marek, establishing a working relationship that would come to full fruition with QuanTemplate. Adrian oversees all aspects of the QuanTemplate product and manages client relations across the business. Otherwise, he follows the wind and waves as a dedicated kite-surfer.

Marek Nelken
Chief Information Officer

Marek co-founded QuanTemplate because he saw an opportunity to get involved with solving the fascinating data challenges in the insurance industry. While studying Computer Science at Oxford – where he specialised in accelerating aeronautical modelling algorithms – he realised that the coming challenges for technology were moving beyond data analysis to combining disparate sources into a coherent whole.

He began his career in the oil industry, building a real-time analytics system to join and cleanse inconsistently structured information from a vast array of drill bit sensors to improve their operational efficiency. His subsequent fintech experience includes dramatically reducing the latency (and increasing the profitability) of hedge fund trading systems. This work provided the inspiration for QuanTemplate, where he has focused on high speed responses to analytical queries to support an immersive data exploration environment.

Ron Carlier

Ron Carlier has extensive expertise in the international Reinsurance/Insurance markets spanning over forty years. Throughout his career in the insurance industry he has demonstrated an ability to attract, manage and motivate teams of high achieving producers and brokers. As the CEO of R.K.Carvill Ron spent many years developing business in the United States, he has worked and lived in New York and is familiar with the local markets and client base throughout the 50 States.

Ron says “the insurance market recognises that technology will enable it to become more effective and provide their clients with more efficient products. QuanTemplate’s dedicated insurance software will assist in unlocking the enormous wealth of data that its clients hold, and transform the analytics process.”

Scott Quiana
President QuanTemplate Inc.

Scott enjoys building, scaling and growing businesses and has been able to successfully achieve this by innovating, solving customer problems and developing high performing teams.

He spent his first 10 years in the insurance industry and specialized in the assessment and underwriting of large property risk. The next 18 years he spent at RMS building and scaling the Bermuda and North America Business. During this time he witnessed, experienced and developed a passion for the data and analytics challenges companies struggled with and the technology challenges inhibiting their ability to easily gain insights into the business.

Scott shares a common goal with the QuanTemplate team and believes that by delivering non-invasive, cutting edge technology they can help re/insurance companies harness their data and deliver the complex analytics necessary to unleash the insights needed to drive business decisions.

Andre Brantom
Chief Technical Officer

Andre arrived at QuanTemplate in October 2012, bringing 15 years of commercial software engineering experience to bear on the company’s technical development. After gaining an MSc in Computer Science at Bristol University, he worked for Motorola, Symbian and Nokia, where he managed large teams developing complex visual applications.

Later he honed his user-interface skills at the helm of his own start-up. At QuanTemplate, he concentrates on engineering the user experience so it’s as slick as possible. In his free time, he shreds the Alps and himself on his mountain bike.

Tom de Gay
Head of Design

A core member of the founding team, Tom gained his MA in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins, where he specialised in wayfinding – helping people navigate spaces. He subsequently worked for architects, designing signage systems for hospitals and schools. Tom’s mission at QuanTemplate is to create a frictionless user experience, bring clarity to complex functions and ensure every pixel is considered.

He has served as Visiting Lecturer in design in Leeds and as a design advisor to two London galleries. In a previous life he was a rock climber, and is still occasionally sighted on the gritstone.

Imtyaz Vakil
Finance Director

Imtyaz has over 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry. He brings with him extensive experience of start-up companies. He previously worked in Singapore from 2011–14 as CFO for the group of companies, which operated as online direct insurers in the motor and travel markets for Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand. The Direct Asia group was successfully sold to Hiscox.

Prior to that, he worked at Whittington insurance markets in London, which serviced a range of insurance companies from run-off to the set-up of new Lloyd's syndicates. A chartered accountant by profession and training, Imtyaz’s has built up extensive knowledge of financial, regulatory reporting and operational aspects of both Lloyds and other insurance vehicles. Outside of work, Imtyaz likes to travel, but these days, with his wife and young daughter in tow, he is more likely to be found relaxing at the beach.

Iain Davie
Solutions Architect

Iain joined Quantemplate in January 2017 having previously worked for 17 years at large global Insurers in the field of Catastrophe Modelling and Exposure Management. Most recently Iain was Catastrophe Modelling Manager for QBE Re, overseeing the function for 5 different offices in Europe and the US. The role presented a number of process and data challenges that were overcome by building a robust framework of systems whilst maintaining a focus on delivering transparent results to key stakeholders. Iain is passionate about the opportunities that new technology can bring to the Insurance industry and is looking forward to helping clients understand and reap the rewards of the QuanTemplate system. Whilst his experience has mainly been on the Property class of business he also has experience of Marine and Liability insurance products.

Outside of work Iain enjoys spending time with his young family and when time permits you will find him exploring the countryside on foot or on his bike, he is looking forward to his first marathon in 2017.

Graham Chesney
Sales Executive

Responsible for growing the business outside of London Markets, Graham joined QT in August 2016.

With a background in IT Graham has been involved in implementing technology and business change within the insurance industry over the past 16 years. The last 11 years have been with SunGard/FIS where he had responsibility for selling insurance solutions in UK, Africa and the Middle East regions.

Graham works out of offices in Glasgow and London.

Anne Bracher
Sales Executive

Anne joined QuanTemplate in July 2016. She has more than a decade of experience in the P&C insurance industry at RMS as an Account Executive. In her previous role Anne was responsible for the commercial relationship for London Market clients, and has a deep understanding of both client workflows and strategic objectives for both exposure management and catastrophe modeling. Anne believes in providing solutions for her clients to address complex business challenges.

In her spare time Anne is a keen traveler and scuba diver, always looking for the next pelagic encounter!

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