Colonial Surety Appoints Jay Lee as Chief Technology Officer to Spearhead the Development of AI-Driven Insurance Platform

Jay Lee to harness the power of AI to make finding, purchasing, and managing insurance, surety, and fidelity bonds as easy as surfing Netflix

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Colonial Surety, a direct and digital insurer, today announced the appointment of Jay Lee as Chief Technology Officer, with immediate effect.

As Chief Technology Officer, Lee will head the dynamic development of Colonial Surety’s artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities with a focus on the company’s direct, digital insurance platform. Using data science, and machine learning, he will be designing and distributing innovative technology, making the entire Colonial Surety product suite instantly available online. He will also be responsible for building out and leading the company’s in-house technology team.

Lee joins Colonial Surety with an extensive background in technology as well as a proven track record of transforming business operations. Having worked with retail brands like CHANEL, Marc Jacobs, Keurig, and PepsiCo, as well as tech companies, including Google and Samsung, he is an expert at identifying, building and implementing AI strategies and technologies that improve customer experience (CX), bolster profitability and drive tangible business growth.

“Technology is revolutionizing the insurance industry, driving both efficiency and innovation. At Colonial Surety, we’re proud to be a part of that change. Which is why we’re excited to announce Lee’s appointment as Chief Technology Officer,” said Wayne Nunziata, President at Colonial Surety. “Lee’s extensive experience and leadership in technological innovations will be vital to the continued success of our direct online insurance platform. We look forward to the advancements he has in mind for our organization with respect to machine learning and AI that will make it easier and more efficient than ever for our customers to find, purchase and manage their insurance products.”

Colonial Surety recently launched its digital platform, providing a single source of surety and fidelity bonds and insurance products for America’s SMBs. One of Lee’s first initiatives at the organization will be to enhance the self-service tools, personalization options, advanced analytics, data processing, and real-time risk management of the platform.

“I’m proud to join the Colonial Surety team and further support its efforts to build a data-driven platform that provides a simple and efficient way to identify, buy and oversee the insurance and bond products needed for companies to build strong, stable and safeguarded businesses,” said Jay Lee. “Colonial Surety is setting incredible, industry-leading standards in the insurance category, and I’m excited to join and share in its mission. By using innovative technology, Colonial is making insurance more simple and accessible than ever for the businesses who need it.”

About Colonial Surety

Colonial Surety was founded in 1930 and brings deep experience and market expertise to every product and every customer relationship. Colonial Surety gives its customers the assurance that they, their businesses, and their clients are safeguarded with the right surety and insurance products at all times.

Colonial Surety makes it easy for a wide range of industries and professions to buy the bonds and insurance products they need. Colonial Surety is a direct and digital insurer offering products through an online platform supported with exemplary customer service. The company gives customers a simple, direct, and instant service that takes the pain out of buying insurance and bonds. Colonial Surety is licensed in every U.S. state, rated “A” Excellent by A.M. Best, and listed by the U.S. Treasury as an approved surety.


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