Team

Our dynamic team of innovative thinkers and technology leaders is committed to building a future of augmented human intelligence and helping insurance companies
navigate an increasingly digital world.

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Andy Greff, CEO

Andy is the CEO of plnar and has spent over 23 years working with a collection of enterprise software, insurance, telco/wireless, healthcare, digital media, agency and retail companies. His experience spans consulting and executive-level positions in general management, product management, product marketing, sales, business development and engineering. Since 2007, he has built and launched hundreds of mobile solutions for some of the most well-known brands in the world. Andy generates success wherever he leads, including $300 million+ exits from both Motive and Phunware, and believes in the importance of adding value to all stakeholders from day one. He holds a BBA in Finance from University of Notre Dame.

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Dr. Dejan (Dan) Jovavovic, CTO

Dan is the CTO and Tech Founder of plnar and has over 20 years of experiences in nano-electronics, device simulation, device engineering and SRAM development. He is a Computer Vision expert, and worked at Motorola, Freescale, and many other companies across the semiconductor industry. He specializes in XR-based 3D model generation, object detection and segmentation, and AR-based measurement capabilities, all of which are at the heart of plnar’s platform. Dan is passionate about the opportunities XR and machine learning bring to the mobile and distributed computing spaces and leads a team of highly-skilled engineers to bring the value of this technology to life. He holds a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois.

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Denise Court, CMO

Denise is the CMO of plnar and a serial startup executive with more than 25 years of experience leading tech marketing in both the B2B and B2C sectors. She has taken 12 companies to market, resulting in 2 IPOs and 3 acquisitions, and has played critical roles in scaling ventures from her earliest days disrupting the entertainment industry at Blockbuster to a $100 million dollar exit at Motive in three years. She serves as a mentor and previous entrepreneur in residence at the Capital Factory, mentor at Longhorn Startup and Techstars where she was named Top Mentor for the 2019 class. She lives and breathes marketing and technology from product/market fit to go-to-market and scale to blockchain, security and SaaS, and is excited to bring that passion to plnar’s target audience.

 

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Chris Chauvin, VP of Engineering

Chris is VP of Engineering at plnar with more than 30 years of experience building early stage technology startups in various roles, including customer success, enterprise software, computer graphics, web application development and mobile application development. Before coming to plnar, Chris was the VP of Engineering at SmarterHQ, and held senior positions at Mattersight, Sun Microsystems and many others. His roles have ranged from individual contributor to executive level positions in consulting, customer service and support, product management, web development, and mobile engineering. In 2007, Chris switched his focus to mobile by creating and developing mobile apps for startup companies in Austin. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Texas State University.

Our Investors and Board

Our investors and board of directors are a driving force behind plnar’s vision, collaborating with our leadership team to fuel innovative change for the insurance industry and beyond.

Board Members

Andrew Robinson

Insurance Executive/Strategist, CEO Groundspeed, Sr. Advisor, Oak HC/FT

Bernie Brenner

Cofounder, TrueCar.com Chief Strategy Officer

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Doug Worple

Barefoot Proximity’s founder (now BBDO Proximity)

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Jim Grotelueschen

Ex VP of Engineering Motorola, RIMM

Investors


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