Our Team

When a bunch of insurance industry vets and serial entrepreneurs come together to build something, you know it’s going to be special. Meet the team that’s changing the way personal insurance is checked and monitored.

Frederick Waite

Chief Executive Officer & Founder​

Fred Waite is a serial insurtech entrepreneur having led four successful technology companies from startup to acquisition. For more than 25 years, he’s worked hard to streamline insurance processing and create value through data solutions. Fred will focus on establishing Modives as the leading insurtech platform sourcing a portfolio of data assets during life events.

Justin Silver

Chief Operations Officer & Founder

Justin Silver is an insurtech veteran with nearly 20 years experience in the sales and marketing of insurance and enterprise software. Most recently, Justin co-founded a successful business intelligence company that was acquired by Duck Creek, where he led the global solutions consulting and engineering team through IPO and continued growth. With Modives, Justin is driven to deliver solutions that solve critical processes imperative to the success of embedded insurance.

Russell Barner

Chief Product Officer & Founder

Russ Barner has nearly 20 years of SaaS, engineering, and product delivery experience. From startups to Fortune 50 companies, Russ’ expertise spans FinTech, banking, real estate, and aerospace. He led services teams at DealCloud through acquisition and served in various roles at Intapp through IPO, and continued expansion. With Modives, Russ will continue his proven track record for starting and growing revenue-producing teams, building advanced technology solutions, and delivering for customers.

Darin Yeomans

Chief Revenue Officer

Darin Yeomans is a highly experienced sales and marketing professional with over 20 years of sales and marketing leadership experience to his credit. Widely recognized for his passionate leadership in Insurtech, Darin has been instrumental in driving sales and facilitating successful exits for numerous startups. His extensive expertise includes building high-performing and collaborative sales teams, establishing revenue channels, and a commitment to cultivating a high-performance culture for both internal teams and customers.  Darin leads the Modives sales and account management teams along with their essential infrastructure.

Bhopan Krishan

Chief Technology Officer

Bhopan Krishnan is a highly accomplished entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the insurance technology industry. He has a proven track record of success in leading technology companies from startup to acquisition. Bhopan was the co-founder of Outline Systems, an Insurtech firm recently acquired by Duck Creek, a leading provider of insurance software solutions. Post acquisition, he led the engineering team at Duck Creek. Bhopan is passionate about technology and its ability to solve real-world problems. He is a strong leader and motivator, and he is committed to helping Modives achieve its technology goals.

Joel Samen

Chief Marketing Officer

Joel’s Samen’s 16 years of experience in the digital marketing space adds a data-centric marketing focus to the Modives leadership team. With experience building profitable and scalable customer acquisition strategies for the largest property and casualty insurers in the country, Joel will guide the marketing strategy for Modives to showcase the value its products bring to the insurance ecosystem. Previously, Joel developed the marketing strategy for Liberty Mutual’s largest digital acquisition channel, then helped other Fortune 100 carriers replicate his success while leading the P&C Demand and Marketing teams at MediaAlpha.

Jonathan D. Spiliotopoulos

Partner, Marketing Director

Jonathan D. Spiliotopoulos brings nearly 30 years of training, communications, product marketing and design experience to bear — with more than half of it spent in Insurance Technology. He’s crafted brand identities and go-to-market messaging for many companies all with a singular aim: simplifying the complicated world of insurance so everybody can understand it. In addition to his work with Modives, Jonathan owns and manages a successful graphic design agency.

Criminal Report

Criminal records coverage may vary due to (1) jurisdictions limiting what records are eligible to return and (2) TransUnion limiting records that do not meet its data quality standards. As of the Rev. Date, criminal records are available to return in:

Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

Rev. Date 01/10/24