The Company

About InforcePRO

We are a group of insurance and technology experts who have stood in your shoes and want to help you help your policy-holder customers. We started as an idea: help a single financial advisor automate the post-sale policy service process. That became a passion for creating technology and data analytics that can dramatically improve the way life insurance clients are serviced, the value of books of business and the productivity of agents, advisors and brokerages. We’d love to hear about your business and discuss how we can be of service – call us today, at 888-433-2254.

Leaders
  • Paul Winandy, CFA

    Chief Executive Officer

    Paul Winandy, CFA

    Chief Executive Officer

    Over the course of his 30-year career, Winandy has been an executive leader, business advisor and investor. With a diverse combination of skills across sales, marketing, software development, financial management and operations, he has built award-winning, cross-functional teams and led five start-ups through extended periods of hyper-growth. Four of those companies (WebPT, SkillSurvey, Khimetrics, and Solutions Consulting) have appeared on the prestigious Inc. 500/5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing companies. 

  • Karan Kanodia

    Co-Founder

    Karan Kanodia

    Co-Founder

  • Bill Walasek

    Vice President, Channels & Partnerships

    Bill Walasek

    Vice President, Channels & Partnerships

    Bill Walasek comes to InforcePro after holding the position of Director of Product Sales at iPipeline as well as various sales and operational leadership positions at EBIX. At EBIX, Bill was instrumental in the planning and launch of Winflex Web. Prior to joining the software side of the industry, Bill was one of the first 11 employees at National Financial Partners (NFP) where he held various roles for close to a decade.
    Bill joined InforcePro in 2015 as a National Sales & Partnerships Executive. Bill attended business school at the University of Georgia where he focused on Risk Management and Insurance.

  • Gary Epple

    Vice President, Engineering

    Gary Epple

    Vice President, Engineering

    Gary has more than 25 years of executive experience developing software at large corporations and smaller, fast-growing organizations. 

    Prior to The Advisory Board Company, Gary spent four year as Chief Development Officer at Paymetric, where he built and lead the design of a financial transaction processing platform and the infrastructure for SAP-originated payments. 


  • Jim Morris

    Board of Directors

    Jim Morris

    Board of Directors

    Jim Morris began his career in the life insurance industry as an agent for John Hancock’s Oklahoma City General Agency in 1973. He was appointed supervisor in 1974 and became a partner and general manager of that same General Agency in 1981.
    After years of stellar growth and in 1999, Jim was recruited to Boston as the CEO of John Hancock Distribution Network.
    Now retired, Jim’s business interests include Choice Capital, a senior’s assisted living development company, Buffalo Creek Oil & Gas exploration, InforcePro™, and others. Jim also sits on the boards of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and the MS Society.

  • Venu Shamapant

    Board of Directors

    Venu Shamapant

    Board of Directors

    Venu Shamapant is a co-founder of LiveOak Venture Partners, an Austin, TX based early stage venture capital firm that focuses on technology and technology driven services companies based in Texas and the Southwest.  At LiveOak, Venu focuses on investments across a wide variety of sectors including Software, Security and Tech-enabled services.  His current investments include Veros Systems, NSS Labs, InforcePro, Capsenta and InfoCyte.
    Prior to LiveOak, Venu was a General Partner at Austin Ventures where he invested in over ten companies producing more than $1.5 Billion in exit values to date.  He was an early investor in and sat on the Board of Directors of LifeSize Communications (acquired by Logitech), Spatial Wireless (acquired by Alcatel-Lucent), Navini Networks (acquired by Cisco Systems), Mavenir Systems (NYSE:MVNR), Blacksand Semiconductors (acquired by Qualcomm) and Sipera Systems (acquired by Avaya Communications). Prior to joining Austin Ventures, he was with McKinsey & Co. serving clients in the enterprise systems and software markets.  He started his professional career as a software developer and engineering lead at Mentor Graphics.  
    Venu received his MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business, MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and a BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Osmania University, India.
    Venu was also a founding Board Member of Austin Speech Labs, a non-profit focused on providing affordable speech and cognitive therapy for stroke survivors.  He currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Austin Community Foundation.

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