1150. Connecting His Tech Side with His Business Side for Success
“In the summers between years in college, I got a lot of really good work experience. My first year I worked for the FDIC, the government agency that insures the banks. My second year I worked for a hedge fund, and then my next two internships were both at big investment banks, which was really interesting. Those are intense and grueling jobs, but they sure do teach you a lot about that domain.”
“One of the things I’m most proud of at Kin, my current company, is we have a lot of really young, talented people who might have started as customer service people straight out of college. Maybe they didn’t go to college. Maybe they were waiting tables, but they happen to be smart and ambitious, and they worked their way up into very heavy positions at the company. And we’ve been able to help them do that by giving them an opportunity and the materials and the information that they need.”
Sean Harper is the co-founder and CEO of Kin, an insurance company built from scratch on modern tech to make it easier and more affordable to insure a home, especially in areas prone to extreme weather. A self-proclaimed tech geek, Sean has spent his career developing apps to revolutionize antiquated industries. When he realized that the homeowners insurance industry was still being managed unlike any other consumer financial products today, he co-founded Kin as a tech-based insurance agency in 2016 and has grown it to a fully licensed home insurance carrier supported by a team of over 400 employees. With a focus on world class customer service, insurance literacy, and smart coverage, Sean and his team are changing the way insurance is done.
Connecting With Sean Harper
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