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Sayata expands senior management with two new hires


Sayata expands senior management with two new hires

Maayan Sanderovitz Eshed is its new VP of Operations in Tel Aviv and Upasana Unni was appointed Chief Commercial Officer in Boston

James Spiro | 16:00  24.02.2022

Sayata, a risk platform for insurance brokers and carriers, has announced that it has made two new hires fresh from an additional $35 million in Series A funding last month to help scale its growth. Maayan Sanderovitz Eshed will manage company operations as VP of Operations from its Tel Aviv office and Upasana Unni will oversee carrier relationships as Chief Commercial Officer operating out of Boston.

“The additions of Maayan and Upasana round out our executive team adding key functions,” said Asaf Lifshitz, CEO at Sayata. “Maayan’s is crucial as our growth now necessitates a deeper operational infrastructure, and Upasana has a wealth of experience working with carriers and advancing their digital landscapes, giving us the ability to work and grow with our carrier partners better.”

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As VP of Operations, Eshed oversees the company operations including HR, legal, and financial functions. Before Sayata, she served as the Innovation Team Project Manager at Orbia, a collection of companies dedicated to improving life on Earth. Before that, she was a commercial attorney at Israeli law firm EBN & Co., as well as a legal clerk for Israeli Supreme Court justice, Menachem (Meni) Mazuz.

Unni manages all carrier relationships for the company and comes from McKinsey & Company, spending the last decade as an Associate Partner in the Boston office. She advised insurance clients to develop digital strategies and build modern platforms for digital risk placement.

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Sayata emerged from stealth in 2019 and raised a Series A round totaling $52 million, with its initial $17 million completed in August 2021. Its platform streamlines the quote-bind-issue process allowing insurance professionals to place more policies in shorter time.

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