Meet Embroker

We’re the insurance brokerage built for the way you do business. Embroker provides technology that takes the pain out of insurance, offers top-tier service from the best brokers in the game, and partners with the nation’s leading carriers to surface policies tailored to your company.

It’s a new way of thinking about business insurance — and it’s about time.

Our mission is to make insurance work better for businesses of all types and sizes.
We're out to prove that:

Insurance works better when you have visibility and control

Coupling technology with expert service increases value and reduces friction


Smart policies can empower you to take smart risks for your business

We're human first
(but data helps a lot)

We use data to make faster, smarter, better business decisions. Yet behind the ones and zeros are the most sincere, knowledgeable, and experienced brokers around.

We're building the future of insurance. We think you'll find it much improved.

Our Leadership

Matt Miller

Founder & CEO

Julie Zimmer

COO

Will Dogan

VP of Product & Design

Yotam Shacham

Co-Founder & CTO

Natalie Hughes

Director of User Experience

Charlie Hughes

VP Growth & Partnerships

Juergen Huellen

CFO

Deanna Johnston

GC and VP of Compliance and HR

Tom Demichael

VP of Client Experience

Thom Mangan

VP of Employee Benefit Operations

Meet Shotwell, our mascot

Why choose a mutt as our mascot? Like Shotwell, we’re caring, quick, and tenacious. We’re also born from mixed breeds - technology and business insurance expertise. We always strive to embody his loyalty and hustle. We’re still working on our tail wagging skills.

Partner with us

We forge collaborative partnerships with others who want to make life better for companies of all sizes. Interested in a distribution partnership or API connection? Let’s chat.

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We're hiring

Our team is a diverse, energetic bunch who works hard and loves pushing the limits of what’s considered possible in our industry. If you’re bright, talented, and even a little obsessed, we want to hear from you.

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Why insurance?

We’re here to fix insurance, one of the most historically frustrating industries on the planet. It’s a complex challenge that demands creativity, courage, and a profound love of risk. Curious how we’re doing it?

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Matt Miller

Founder & CEO

Matt Miller writes and speaks frequently on insurance technology and innovation and is recognized as one of the key thought leaders in the space. He previously worked in private equity for Hellman and Friedman and Bain Capital and served on the boards of Hub International, Applied Systems, and Renaissance Learning. He graduated from Duke University, and earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.

Julie Zimmer

COO

Julie Zimmer is COO of Embroker. She has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. Julie has built sales organizations, worked heavily with mergers and acquisitions, managed national carrier relationships, built marketing teams, and established product / industry verticals within complex organizations. Julie previously worked in leadership positions for Hub International, Marsh, and Aon. She graduated from Bradley University.

Will Dogan

VP of Product & Design

Will Dogan is Embroker’s VP of Product & Design. Will and his team define Embroker’s product vision, roadmap and features, and keep user-centered design principles at the core of everything we build. Will previously spent over a decade at AAA insurance, where he built teams focused on digital strategy and product design, customer experience, and other key initiatives. Earlier in his career, Will worked in strategy and product roles at Charles Schwab and Pets.com. Will graduated with high honors from the University of California at Berkeley.

Yotam Shacham

Co-Founder & CTO

Yotam Shacham is a seasoned developer and platform architect with almost two decades of experience building cross-platform technologies. As CTO of Embroker, Yotam is responsible for technology leadership, software architecture, and engineering culture. Before Embroker, Yotam was CTO and co-founder of Particle-Code, a cross platform client framework which was acquired by Appcelerator as well as Mytopia, a social games business acquired by 888 (LSE: 888). Yotam earned his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the Technion University in Haifa, Israel. Yotam has held senior engineering roles at Digital Dimensions building 3D Virtual Worlds; Pixel Technologies building a mobile and TV games platform; and Mars Games, where he helped launch 4 new iTV channels.

Natalie Hughes

Director of User Experience

Natalie Hughes is the Director of User Experience at Embroker, where she leads the customer-centered research and design efforts. Prior to Embroker, Natalie was a design lead at Bank of America, and also a designer for Autodesk, VMware, Facebook, and Aon. Natalie holds a M.S. in Human Factors in Information Design from Bentley University.

Charlie Hughes

VP Growth & Partnerships

Charlie Hughes is the VP of Growth & Partnerships at Embroker. In this role he leads early customer engagement and forms partnerships to accelerate growth. His previous experience includes work in growth, analytics, and product partnerships at Shyp and for Fortune 500 clients as part of Accenture’s strategy practice. He graduated from Emory University with honors in Math & Economics and earned an MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, where he was a Mayfield Fellow.

Juergen Huellen

CFO

Juergen Huellen is Embroker’s Chief Financial Officer, and responsible for all financial reporting and treasury management. He’s worked in both start-up and global organizations, and brings over 35 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, budgeting and capital planning, training and development, and contract administration. Juergen has held CFO and senior financial positions at AON Corporation, Marsh & McLennan Companies, and multiple regional insurance brokerages. He holds a Bachelor of Business degree from Western Illinois University and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management

Deanna Johnston

GC and VP of Compliance and HR

Deanna Johnston is the General Counsel and Vice President of Compliance and Human Resources for Embroker. She previously served as the Associate General Counsel Litigation and Coverage Counsel at Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, a company of Allianz SE. She has a demonstrated commitment to using technology to advance the legal and insurance industries, which earned Fireman’s Fund the 2015 Association of Corporate Counsel Value Champion Award for her partnership with Novus Law, an innovative legal services firm. Prior to going in-house, Deanna was an associate at Jones Day in San Francisco. She graduated from Union College and earned her JD from the Emory University School of Law.

Tom Demichael

VP of Client Experience

Tom DeMichael is the Vice President of Client Experience at Embroker. In this role, Tom is responsible for all insurance operations and the resulting impact to our clients. Tom has over 23 years of experience in commercial insurance brokerage, and has previously managed operations or led transformative efforts at Aon, Marsh, Willis, and The Horton Group. He is a native of the Chicago area where he also earned a B.S., Finance/Investing from DePaul University.

Thom Mangan

VP of Employee Benefit Operations

Thom Mangan is the VP of Employee Benefit Operations. Prior to joining Embroker, he served as the CEO of United Benefit Advisors and has over 25 years of experience in the benefits and health insurance industry. He is a recognized leader in his field being named by his peers as one of the top-10 most influential people in the healthcare industry by Employee Benefits News and was awarded the Insurance Brokerage CEO Leadership Award in 2013. Thom earned an MBA from Troy University and a Bachelors from Westminster College where he later served as a Trustee.