Drew Bartkiewicz

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Drew Bartkiewicz
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ResidenceCollinsville, Connecticut
Known forFounder and CEO of lettrs
Partner(s)Araceli Blasco

Drew Bartkiewicz is a businessman, executive, author and serial entrepreneur from Collinsville, Connecticut.[1][2][3][4] He is best known as the founder and CEO of lettrs, an online platform for traditional letter writing.[1][3][5] He formerly served as vice president of strategic services at Mashery and vice president of E&O in cyber and new media markets for The Hartford Financial Services Group, where he founded that company's technology and cyber-risk business.[4][6][7][8][9][10] He has also been involved with the World Economic Forum's Future of the Internet initiative since 2009.[11] As CEO, Drew Bartkiewicz signed the first collective bargaining agreement of a messaging network with the Major League Baseball Players association.[12]

Early life[edit]

Bartkiewicz is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and Yale University, where he received an MBA.[13][14][15] He served as an officer with the United States Army's 82nd Airborne Division during the Gulf War.[14]


Following Bartkiewicz's military career, he served as the vice president for BroadVision's Industry Solutions Group.[14][16][17] He later became a director for Salesforce.com’s business in Italy, Spain and Portugal.[18][19] He also served as vice president and lead underwriter for Darwin Professional Underwriter's technology and information liability group, where he created Darwin Professional's Tech/404 product.[20][21][22] Darwin Professional is a specialty insurance company.[22]

He was a founder and CEO of CloudInsure, a company that underwrites insurance for cloud computing environments.[10][23] He was also CEO of CyberRiskPartners, which develops risk management platforms for cloud computing companies.[24] In 2010, Bartkiewicz founded CyberFactors, which provides platforms for the management of cyber risk and liability.[10]

In 2011, Bartkiewicz became vice president of strategic services at Mashery, a provider of API enablement and management services.[6][25] Intel purchased Mashery in 2013.[26]

In 2012, Bartkiewicz co-founded the social messaging platform lettrs with his wife Araceli.[5][27][28] The app has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, TIME, BBC, and BusinessWeek.[1][3][29][30] Bartkiewicz also created the lettrs Foundation, an organization that partners with schools and non-profits to improve literacy through social networking.[31] In 2014, Bartkiewicz published Poetguese: A Utopia Where Words Matter, the First Book of lettrs in collaboration with author Paulo Coelho. The book contains a collection of mobile phone letter correspondences originally written in Portuguese with a foreword by Coelho.[32]

Bartkiewicz's venture Twignature announced partnership with Dr. Harvey W. Schiller as a chairman of the company. In same year his property lettrs was also mentioned as Forbes Top 25 Veteran founded business. He is expanding the Twignature offering to verify, authenticate and "notarize" e-signatures on social networks and emerging currency networks like Blockchain and Bitcoin.[33] Bartkiewicz was named by Goldman Sachs as One of Top 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2016, joining the company of earlier members, Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey.[34]


  • Unseen Liability, The Irreversible Collision of Technology and Risk (ISBN 9780557816378)
  • Unseen Wealth: Report of the Brookings Task Force on Intangibles (ISBN 9780815791256)[35]
  • Poetguese: A Utopia Where Words Matter, the First Book of Lettrs (ISBN 1502742934)[32]

Personal life[edit]

Bartkiewicz is the son of Barbara and Fred Bartkiewicz. He is married to Araceli Blasco of Madrid, Spain. Together they have two sons and a daughter.[32]


  1. ^ a b c Lauren Goode (31 January 2013). "Lettrs Tackles Letter-Sending in the Digital Age". The Wall Street Journal Online.
  2. ^ Leslie Walker (June 20, 2001). "Plugged In for Maximum Efficiency; Undaunted by Dot-Com Flameout, Companies Move To Streamline Operations by Harnessing the Web". The Washington Post.
  3. ^ a b c "Lettrs Sends USPS Mail from Your Smartphone". Time. 24 April 2013. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Covering Cyber Threats Companies spent more than $6.3 million on data breaches in 2007". Hartford Business. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Lettrs allows users to send actual mail to friends and family". PSFK. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Drew Bartkiewicz". San Francisco Business Journal. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  7. ^ Rob Preston (17 August 2009). "Just What The IT Industry Needs: More Regulation; Perhaps one way out of the recession is to create a cottage industry of lawyers, consultants, and other advisers with CYA added to their titles". InformationWeek.
  8. ^ "Information Malpractice". 55 (10). Risk Management. Oct 2008.
  9. ^ "Tweet Twice For Social Media Insurance". Hartford Business. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  10. ^ a b c "Are Cloud Companies in Denial About Risk?". All Things D. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  11. ^ "Drew Bartkiewicz". Portal Vision. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  12. ^ Wright, Jarah (15 December 2016). "lettrs Inks Deal with MLBPA". Ballpark Digest.
  13. ^ "Web 2.0: Unprecedented data liabilities for users and businesses". ZDNet. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  14. ^ a b c "What's old is new again". National Petroleum News. December 2001.
  15. ^ "Drew Bartkiewicz". Talk Forum NYC. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  16. ^ Drew Bartkiewicz (August 16, 2001). "Getting Personal". Daily Deal.
  17. ^ "Questions for Drew Bartkiewicz, Broadvision, Inc". Enterprise Apps Today. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  18. ^ "En un momento en que la mayoría de las compañías del sector de las TI". Comunicaciones World. 1 April 2003.
  19. ^ "CRM online de salesforce.com". PC World. 1 December 2002.
  20. ^ SUSANNE SCLAFANE (5 March 2007). "Specialty Insurers Unveil New Offerings". National Underwriter Property & Casualty-Risk & Benefits Management Edition. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  21. ^ "$2.4 million in postage". Rough Notes. 1 April 2007.
  22. ^ a b "Business Update; Darwin Professional Underwriters targets Tech//404 for health care organizations". Science Letter. 9 January 2007.
  23. ^ "How to protect your company against vanishing cloud services". Gigaom. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  24. ^ "Interop: Cloud Security Remains A Sticking Point". CMP TechWeb. 21 October 2010.
  25. ^ CHRISTOPHER HOSFORD (13 February 2012). "Seeking reach, keeping control; APIs, social sharing platforms allow marketers to regulate content access". BtoB.
  26. ^ "Source: Mashery Is Selling To Intel For More Than $180M". Tech Crunch. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  27. ^ Calin Van Paris (19 June 2012). "Lettrs Brings Snail Mail Back to The Future". Mashable. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  28. ^ Paul Sawers (14 July 2014). "Lettrs now transforms your Android device into a personal writing desk". The Next Web. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  29. ^ "Webscape: Letter writing". BBC. 28 June 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  30. ^ Devin Leonard (30 January 2014). "You've Sent Mail: A Letter-Writing App Forces Users to Slow Down". BusinessWeek. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  31. ^ Josh Robert Nay (14 July 2014). "lettrs Platform Launches on Android, Bringing Handwritten Letters Back to the Mainstream". TruTower. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  32. ^ a b c Rivera, Jeff (20 May 2015). "Drew Bartkiewicz: And the Lost Love of lettrs". AXS Digital Group LLC.
  33. ^ "Media company "Twignature" Surpasses $3M in Funding, Launches a Cutting Edge e-Signature Service on Twitter". Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  34. ^ "Adding a signature to Twitter for the personal touch". Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  35. ^ "Unseen Wealth: Report of the Brookings Task Force on Intangibles". Brookings Institution Press. Retrieved November 20, 2013.

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