About Us

Who we are and how we’re different

Our Mission

We 'go beyond’ traditional insurance. We help clients across the world remove uncertainty from their everyday lives​.

Our Story

Our co-founders realized that most insurance solutions fall short of protecting small to midsized enterprise (SMEs) from the emerging risks of our digitally-connected world. That is why in 2018, they launched BOXX with the goal of giving SMEs advanced insurance solutions at an affordable price.

BOXX brings together new technologies, data science, and specialized underwriting engineered to go beyond protection to predict, prevent, and respond to the risks of day and tomorrow.

Our Promise

Anyone can claim they changing traditional insurance. But we've made a promise to:

Digital Everything

From application to claims, we've made all our touchpoints straightfoward and digital

Prevention-First

We use smart technologies to reduce risks and prevent claims in the first place

Only The Best Partners

We work exclusively with top-rated partners. All BOXX insurance policies are underwritten by global, award-winning insurance giants

Global Risk Perspective

We are active in countries across the world, enabling us to gather data on risks and price our products right

Team

Vishal Kundi

CEO & Co-Founder

As one of the founders of BOXX, Vishal Kundi’s goal is to redefine the manner in which commercial insurance products are assessed, priced, and distributed.

Before BOXX, Vishal held the role of Chief Sales Officer at Arthur J. Gallagher, where he led the integration of 11 insurance brokers from across the country under one, unified brand. Vishal brings a global perspective to building a new company, having lived and worked across the world, including Hong Kong, Dublin and London, and played a pivotal role in insurance startups in both Latin America and South East Asia.

Mike Senechal

Chief Operating Officer

Mike Senechal is a notable fintech leader who has launched many innovative banking and insurance products over the years, including the first online insurance issuing system for CNA Insurance. Before BOXX, Mike was the co-founder and COO of Zenbanx, a multi-currency bank started with Arkadi Kuhlmann, the former CEO and founder of ING DIRECT. In 2017, Zenbanx was acquired by SoFi Inc., for $100 million. 

Mike joined the Zenbanx founding team after several years as CEO and founder of emailtopia, an email management software and services provider.

David Pusch

Chief Technology Officer

David Pusch is the Chief Technology Officer, with responsibility for all BOXX technology including software development and infrastructure.

David has 15+ years of experience in software development and implementation. Most recently, David was the Director of Mobile and Web Technologies for Zenbanx.

Michelle Rodrigues

Head of Operations

Michelle Rodrigues oversees all things operations at BOXX. Prior to joining the team, Michelle was the Vice President at a large Canadian MGA and specialist London market insurer. Having held various management roles in IT, operations, and online business development, she brings over 30 years of experience in the specialty carrier space.

Dr. Ali Osman Pektas

Head of Data Science

Dr. Ali Osman Pektas oversees Cyberboxx behavioural analytics and machine learning, improving the measurement and pricing of risk. Ali has a PhD in environmental data modelling and is an Artificial Intelligence developer, researcher, practitioner, and educator, with over 15 years in the industry. Before BOXX, Ali led the Big Data analytics Master Program in Bahcesehir University in Turkey, as an Associate Professor.

Bill Jonas

Chief Underwriting Officer

Bill Jonas is a senior re-insurance and insurance leader with over 35 years of market experience. Prior to taking an advising role with BOXX, Bill was CEO of Everest Insurance Co. of Canada for 15 years and Chief Agent of Everest Reinsurance Canada for 15 years before that. Prior to Everest, he served as CUO and compliance officer for both Everest Insurance and Everest Reinsurance Companies

Andrea Holmes

Head of Public Affairs & Media Relations

Andrea Holmes manages the public image of BOXX Insurance across Canada and globally. Specifically, Andrea works closely with key government stakeholders to ensure cybersecurity is on top of the agenda. Prior to joining BOXX, Andrea led the Data & Analytics team at KPMG and worked in New York City at the KPMG Innovation Lab. Prior to that, she worked in government relations and advocacy for small businesses in Ontario.

Chris Chen

Head of Digital Sales & Marketing

Chris Chen is the Head of Digital Sales and Marketing, overseeing advertising for brokers and business, and overall customer experience. Prior to BOXX, Chris worked at a P&C insurtech start-up in Toronto. He also worked as the Asia Pacific Director for Digital Innovations & e-commerce for Aegon/Transameria, building insurtech start-ups throughout Asia and Europe.