9 September 2019
Phil Edmundson

View From The Nest: Welcoming Ellen Rubin to the Corvus Board of Directors

The Corvus team is pleased to welcome the newest member of the Corvus Board of Directors, Ellen Rubin.

The Corvus team is pleased to welcome the newest member of the Corvus Board of Directors, Ellen Rubin. Ellen is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of ClearSky Data, an enterprise hybrid cloud storage provider. She brings to the Corvus Board extensive experience in guiding early-stage technology companies through periods of rapid growth including enterprise-level sales and marketing strategies.

As CEO of ClearSky Data, Ellen has led the company through five years of rapid growth and raised $59 million in venture funding from investors including General Catalyst Partners, Highland Capital Partners and Polaris Partners. Prior to founding ClearSky, Ellen was co-founder of CloudSwitch, a cloud enablement software company that was acquired by Verizon in 2011. Ellen was also an early management team member at Netezza, helping lead the company to a successful IPO in 2007 as Vice President of Marketing, and earlier founded Manna, an Israeli and Boston-based developer of real-time personalization software. 

Ellen began her career as a marketing strategy consultant at Booz, Allen & Hamilton, and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Harvard College. She speaks regularly at industry events and has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Women in the Cloud by CloudNOW, as a Woman to Watch by Mass High Tech and Rising Star Entrepreneur by the New England Venture Capital Association.

With her outstanding track record as an entrepreneur and executive in technology businesses, we are excited for Ellen to apply her experience on Corvus’s board. Ellen’s background complements existing investors and board members who include Liam Donohue, Founding Managing Partner at .406 ventures; Matt Harris, Partner at Bain Capital Ventures; Vikas Singhal, Partner at Hudson Structured Capital Management; and Graham Brooks, Partner at .406 Ventures. 

Ellen promises to be an invaluable resource as Corvus continues its rapid growth in sales and product development in pursuit of our mission tomake the world a safer place by helping organizations mitigate or eliminate the impact of adverse events. We are thrilled to have her join us. Welcome, Ellen!

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Mike Karbassi

Mike Karbassi is Vice President and Head of Cyber Underwriting at Corvus. He specializes in Network Security, Privacy Liability, Technology E&O, Media Liability, and Miscellaneous Professional Liability. Karbassi has over a decade of experience in insurance and is a graduate of the Boston University Questrom School of Business.

Gerritt Graham

Gerritt is the Chief Commercial Officer at Corvus. He has over 20 years of sales and marketing experience, primarily focused on technology and data solutions for the financial services industry.

James McElhiney

James co-founded Corvus and is the company’s Chief Technology Officer. A 30+ year technology veteran, Jaimie most recently served as CTO of Iora Health and previously co-founded Gazelle.

Mike Lloyd

Mike Lloyd is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Corvus Insurance. Previously, Mike co-founded Poncho, a personal lines agency InsurTech startup, and was a venture investor at FJ Labs. Mike has an MBA from Harvard Business School and engineering degrees from Virginia Military Institute and MIT.

Phil Edmundson

Phil is the founder and CEO of Corvus. A 30+ year insurance veteran, Phil co-founded broker William Gallagher Associates (acquired by Arthur J Gallagher in 2015) and was an active leader in both the Worldwide Broker Network and Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers. Phil is the Managing Partner of Edmus Ventures where he invests in InsurTech companies including Verifly, Wellthie, Agentero, and Cover Wallet, and serves on the board of Cover Wallet.

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