Welcome to Surround!
Most insurance is built around something…
A car, a home, a family, maybe a job you might retire from in 20 years. But that’s not how younger consumers are living today. People who rent, share, and freelance deserve protection too, but it’s too confusing for them to set up insurance when they need it, and too expensive even when they’ve figured it out.
At Surround Insurance what we protect is you. Renting or borrowing a car? No problem. Renting an apartment? We’ve got you covered. Even freelance work has risks, and we can make that worry go away.
Surround makes it easy to rent, share, and freelance with confidence because our insurance is built around you.
Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder
Kate has nearly 20 years of insurance experience. She's worked in a variety of product management, operations, and executive leadership roles. She's licensed to sell insurance in 30 states and holds a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter designation.
Co-founder and Advisor
Jay believes that everyone deserves great insurance. After overseeing customer experience at a major insurance carrier, he saw up close how younger consumers are living differently than the generations before them. He co-founded Surround with Kate to modernize insurance around the new ways that people are living, working, and moving.
Vice President, Partnerships and Growth
Experienced marketing and communication leader for hyper growth brands.
Chief of Staff
Mac works with the leadership team to streamline processes, implement systems, and optimize cross-functional performance across the organization. She is passionate about creating value, solving problems, and enhancing employee experience.
Senior Software Engineer
Danny works as a software engineer to help make the customer experience as efficient and seamless as possible, making sure the customer can get whatever they need as soon as they need it.
Team Lead - Insurance Agent
Eric has over 16 years experience in the insurance industry as an agency owner, property adjuster, and independent agent. He specializes in personal auto, homeowners insurance, and commercial policies. Eric holds a property and casualty license in 29 states.
Licensed in 49 states and with 16 years experience, Michael has worked at USAA, Geico, Root, and Insurify. He loves finding solutions to complex and non-standard insurance needs. And he'll Will absolutely geek out and explain every coverage if prompted (you will never leave the call not knowing what you have, what you should have in the future, and most importantly, what you don't currently have.)
Jamie has over 10 years experience in the insurance world; specializing in personal lines including auto and homeowners/renters. She also holds licenses for life and accident/health insurance. She has a passion for making sure her customers are protected and understand the coverages on their policies.
Megan loves talking to people, helping people get insurance that fits their life.
Kayla loves to help make the insurance buying process as easy as possible by answering any questions you may have and being knowledgeable on what insurance is going to be best for you.
Michelle helps customers find answers and make buying insurance easier.
"They're more excited about insurance than anyone I've ever met."
-Investor X (This is a compliment, right?)
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