Our co-founders realized that most insurance solutions fall short of protecting small to midsized enterprises (SMEs) from the emerging risks of our digitally-connected world. That is why in 2018, they launched BOXX Insurance with the goal of giving SMEs advanced insurance solutions at an affordable price.
BOXX Insurance brings together new technologies, data science, and specialized underwriting to go beyond protection to predict, prevent, and respond to the risks of today and tomorrow.
We go beyond 'traditional insurance'.
We are helping the world be digitally healthy.
How we are different?
We’re a digital age insurance provider and built to help businesses and families stay ahead of cyber threats as well and respond to them. BOXX offers cyber insurance and services curated for everyday businesses and consumers. Powered by great technology, BOXX is making cyber simpler for customers and partners. We aim for zero paperwork and instant everything. We offer hassle-free business, and consumer products across Canada and soon in other places in the world.
Anyone can claim they are changing traditional insurance. But we've made a promise to:
From application to claims, we've made all of our touchpoints straightfoward and digital
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 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
Meet our Global Team
BOXX Insurance has offices in Toronto, Singapore and Miami.
As one of the founders of BOXX, Vishal Kundi’s goal is to help make the world a digital safer place. Prior to BOXX, Vishal held the role of Chief Sales Officer at Arthur J. Gallagher. Vishal brings a global perspective to building a new company, having lived and worked across the world, including Dublin, London, Hong Kong, Santiago and Toronto, and has played a pivotal role in both mature businesses and insurance startups.
Milan Naik most recently founded a fast growing and VC backed India-based fintech firm and also a consulting company advising early stage companies. Prior to this, Naik held various executive positions with insurers, including Head of Affinity, Asia & Middle East at RSA Insurance and in India, as Country Head of Liberty Mutual Insurance.
President, BOXX Asia & ME
& Global Affinity Lead
Dominic Steptoe is responsible for setting BOXX’s product strategy, overseeing product development, user experience, product partnerships and innovation.
Prior to joining BOXX, Dominic held a number of senior product and marketing leadership roles around the world, most recently in Switzerland where he was head of the consumer business and CMO for a subsidiary of American Express and Credit Suisse. There, he led the development of market leading products and services as well as major co-brand relationships. Previously at American Express for 20+ years, he led regional and global product and marketing teams in London, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong developing Amex’s consumer and small business product strategy for its network partners around the world.
Dawn Colquhoun is the Lead Cyber and Technology Underwriter for BOXX. Dawn started her career on the brokerage side. Most recently Dawn was the Regional Cyber Insurance Practice leader for a very large Canadian insurer brokerage specializing in cyber and risk management. During her 20 plus year career in commercial insurance, Dawn has had progressively senior roles across Canada.
Dawn Colquhoun, CAIB
Lead Cyber & Technology Underwriter
Joerg is an accomplished insurance executive and Insurtech operator. He held numerous senior strategy, technology and operations positions with Chubb and CNA Insurance, most recently as Vice President of Strategy. Prior to joining BOXX, he co-founded his own insurance startup that provided innovative risk management solutions against climate disasters. He started his career with Siemens, a global technology company, developing cyber security solutions.
Joerg has a track record of building strong partnerships and advancing innovation in insurance. He earned his MBA from London Business School and holds a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
Chief Operating Officer,
Felipe Díaz is a Informatics Engineer and studied an MBA in the UK during 2019. Felipe has been working as Project Manager and Consultant in different industries such as Shipping, Consumer Goods, Energy & Utilities and Financial for 10 years. Felipe has lived in Spain, UK and is currently based in Santiago, Chile.
Head of PMO &
Phil is an experienced insurance executive with over twenty five years in the specialty P&C segment. Prior to joining BOXX, Phil headed Beazley Canada where he was board chairman and head of broker relations. Phil joined Beazley when it acquired Creechurch Underwriters where he was President and CEO of the highly regarded MGA that focused on insuring risks in the emerging technology space. Before joining Creechurch Phil headed the financial and professional lines business unit for Travelers Canada. Phil has underwritten several specialty covers including D&O, E&O, Fidelity, Cyber and medical malpractice.
President, BOXX Canada
Global Head of Insurance
Steve Penney leads digital and technology for BOXX and is responsible for setting the company’s technologies strategy, overseeing development of digital product solutions and accelerating data driven innovation.
Prior to joining BOXX, Steve was a national leader in Deloitte’s eCommerce and digital customer consulting practice, leading transformations in strategy, organizational design, agile, and technology delivery for leading organizations. His previous roles included leading eCommerce and digital customer self-serve at TELUS Communications and as the Head of Digital for RSA Insurance Group. He's led large and highly engaged teams, established technology stacks for web and mobile apps, and increased digital adoption, digital marketing conversion, and online sales and service performance.
Neal Jardine combined a decade of commercial insurance adjusting skills with his Bachelor of Computer Science degree to become a leader in executing best practices in cyber risk management, post-cyber attack mitigation and cyber claim management.
He is a recognised leader internationally, in the complexities of responding to cyber attacks including ransomware negotiation, privacy breach and data loss. Neal has adjusted insured and uninsured losses arising from over 300 cyber attacks and breaches internationally, including Asia, United States, Canada and Europe. A recognised expert he has presented to brokers, businesses and insurers on issues related to cyber insurance and cyber risk management, assisting a wide range of industries, in their understanding of pre and post loss management and response to cyber events.
Stephanie Banning is the Lead Cyber and Technology Underwriter for BOXX.
Stephanie has over 15 year experience within the insurance industry as both a broker, business development and risk management. For the last 6 years Stephanie has worked with the professional Liability space underwriting large and complex risk. She really enjoys being able to provide a solution for brokers and their clients.
Lead Cyber & Technology Underwriter
Jack has spent over 30 years in the IT space, starting as a programmer up to holding various CxO-level positions. Jack believes in the democratisation of technology and security services where SMEs and individuals can have access to—and leverage the very best solutions often reserved for large enterprises. Having been a part of leading several small and large businesses, he understands cost constraints and how to work within limited budgets. With a background in many industries and sectors, Jack is also able to leverage past experiences to provide relevant, actionable advice and guidance very quickly.
Jack has been directly involved in many security incidents, including events impacting some of North America's most recognized brands. As the Head of Hackbusters, Jack can bring a unique perspective to help our clients balance improving their security posture, staying operationally efficient and keeping costs as low as possible. The goal is to prevent cyber attacks from impacting business.
Head of BOXX
Alex Tomaszewski is our creative lead and delivers inclusive brand experiences across all parts of our business. He oversees all aspects of our creative execution including film, digital and print design. A graduate of Ryerson University’s Radio & Television Arts and UCLA’s School of TFT International Program, Alex has collaborated with companies from across North America at a national and local scale. If a project needs some creative injection, his aim is to deliver your message as creatively and effectively as possible.
Head of Brand
Hilario Itriago is an Internationally recognized insurance industry leader, former FTSE 100 Company Division CEO, COO and CFO at RSA Insurance Group Latin America, prior to successfully leading the sale of the RSA Division to Grupo Suramericana from Colombia. Since then he has been an accomplished Insurtech entrepreneur having co-founded and sold his first company, and now being an investor and advisor in others.
Michelle Diniz 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.
Head of Global
Haydn is responsible for expanding BOXX’s community of partners in North America, EMEA, Asia and beyond to support its hyper growth. She brings in over 10 years of experience in the insurance industry, including launching personal lines insurance for RSA in Shanghai and driving strategic and operational initiatives at Willis London. She received her MBA degree from the University of Oxford.
Jessica Visser is our Cyber Partnerships and Programs Manager. She entered the industry as a policy analyst in 2004 and has since held positions in underwriting, business development, marketing, and training. She is an Instructor and Ambassador with the Insurance Institute of Canada and was most recently working as a Broker and Risk Consultant for large national cyber and professional programs. She will focus on market strategy and broker development with a goal to build meaningful partnerships and create cyber program solutions with our new and existing brokers.
Visser, CIP RIBO
& Programs Manager
Self-proclaimed insurance nerd and advocate for small business. Christopher brings with him a deep understanding of the broker’s role in today’s industry. The determination to assure that everything Boxx Insurance does is rooted with the idea that we are here to make our broker partners successful. Christopher's desire is to help strike a balance between efficacies provided by technology and the importance of relationship building between brokers and their markets.
Aloussis, CIP RIBO
Partnerships & Programs Consultant
Julie brings a diverse business background to her work with BOXX. Her professional portfolio includes management roles requiring her skills with written communications, data presentation, and client relationship management that supports operational activities and sales objectives for department leaders and independent business owners.
A few career highlights include her work as a radio news broadcaster/writer for a National news station; the lead writer/document manager for the implementation of an ISO 9001 quality initiative in a manufacturing environment; job developer, trainer, and coach to adults facing barriers to employment; and her continued work as a voice actor working with producers in National and International Markets.
She joins BOXX as our Concierge to assist both external and internal customers.