Jonathan Michael Ansell

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Jonathan M. Ansell
Born (1950-08-13) August 13, 1950 (age 67)
Residence Richmond, VA
Nationality USA
Education Colgate University, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Occupation Founder and Chief Executive
Employer Merlinio Technologies and Merlinio Insurance Services
Known for Travel insurance, Insurtech
Home town Binghamton, NY

Jonathan M. Ansell (born August 13, 1950 in Binghamton, New York) is an American entrepreneur and CEO in the insurance and insurtech industry. Ansell is the founder and CEO of insurtech companies Merlinio Technologies and Merlinio Insurance Services, an online digital insurance agency and technology platform serving the millennial market. Before Merlinio, Ansell was a co-founder and CEO of Fusion Company, a global digital merchandising provider that specializes in ancillary products. Fusion was created in 2012 after being spun-out of a large international insurance company.[1] Previously Ansell was the President, CEO and one of the co-founders of what is now Allianz Global Assistance USA, one of the largest travel insurance companies in the US and American specialty insurer Jefferson Insurance Company. He was also a member of the management board of Allianz Global Assistance, formerly Mondial Assistance, an international travel insurance and assistance company based in Paris, France.[2]

Ansell grew up in Binghamton, NY. He graduated with a BA in Economics from Colgate University in 1972 and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1977.

From 1972 to 1975, he was an executive for the Broome County Medical Society, an affiliate of the American Medical Association. From 1978 to 1985 he was in charge of corporate planning and product development at Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield, now a Wellpoint company. In 1986, he was one of the founders of the travel insurer Access America and World Access, later acquired by the international travel insurer Mondial Assistance. In 2004 he co-founded and served as the first president of the US Travel Insurance Association, the trade association of American insurers, brokers and administrators specializing in travel insurance. He has been cited as a "visionary" in the travel insurance industry [3] and is a frequent business speaker.[4]

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  1. ^ Bacqué, Peter (June 13, 2012). "Allianz Global spins off technology unit". Richmond Times Dispatch. 
  2. ^ Carole, Bellemare (April 11, 2011). "Les Decideurs des Mondial Assistance". Le Figaro. 
  3. ^ Bacqué, Peter (October 11, 2010). "Insurer Mondial keeps eye on globe from Henrico". Richmond Times Dispatch. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Blackwell, John (March 26, 2011). "Technology still a key investment in tough times, CEOs say". Richmond Times Dispatch. Archived from the original on February 4, 2013.