About Us

CaseGlide is created by experts for experts. Our expert team is comprised of claims litigation experts, including lawyers, paralegals, and other industry professionals.

Meet the Team
Leadership Team
Wesley Todd
Chief Executive Officer
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Wesley represented the world’s largest insurance companies as an attorney at the premiere insurance defense law firm in Florida. He successfully litigated hundreds of complex cases and obtained countless successful results for his clients, including first-of-their-kind decisions in trial and appellate courts. During his tenure at the firm, Wesley identified inefficiencies in the legal process that could be solved using technology and data. He left his successful career as a lawyer to develop CaseGlide. He regularly advises major institutions on insurance matters, including reinsurers, rating agencies, hedge funds, and governmental entities. He writes for industry-leading information sources such as Claims Journal, Insurance Thought Leadership, The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, and Carrier Management. He is also the founder of the First Party Property Insurance Blog, which was recognized by the American Bar Association and is included in its directory of legal websites.

Carly Todd
Chief Operations Officer
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Carly began her career as a commercial litigator at a large international law firm. She possesses extensive experience in insurance litigation, consumer and banking litigation, business torts, contract disputes, unfair trade practices, fraud, trade secrets, and non-competition agreements. Carly subsequently held the position of associate general counsel at a national healthcare organization, where she managed day-to-day corporate and legal issues, including contracting, labor and employment, operations, transactions, risk management, regulatory matters, intellectual property, and compliance. Carly also managed the organization’s portfolio of insurance, including coverage for general and professional liability insurance, property, billing errors and omissions, and network security and privacy liability.

Irv Cohen
Chief Strategy Officer
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After spending over thirty years as an executive for the Wall Street banks and large private conglomerates, Irv now lends his wealth of knowledge and expertise to CaseGlide as a business advisor. While on Wall Street, Irv managed breakthrough technology transitions that would change the finance world forever – process enhancements, business intelligence, project management, and analytics. As the client in those transactions, he learned how to successfully implement breakthrough technology on a grand scale. Additionally, as a finance executive, he was responsible for ensuring that his companies achieved impressive returns on each technology investment. Irv’s passion for business innovation helped him climb to the top of Wall Street. He has held numerous management positions including:

· President of JPMorgan Treasury Technologies Corporation
· Chief Financial Officer of Barclay’s Bank, North America
· Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Lehman Brothers Fixed Income Business
· President of American International Lifestyles, the parent company of Apogee Wellness;
· Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of DHS Technologies LLC;
· Managing Director of Southeast Capital Equity Group financial services;
· Managing Director of ABN AMRO Inc.; and
· Chairman of the Board of Tampa Bay Innovation Center.

Irv brings his world class understanding of business systems to the homeowners insurance industry. He is responsible for continuously improving CaseGlide and putting in place strategies for growth

Gary Blair
Vice President Client Solutions
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Gary has a broad and diverse career spanning 40 years of senior executive management experience in Law Enforcement, Property Casualty Insurance, State and Local Government and the Technology Industry. He has held the following positions:
• Chief of Police, in the State of Ohio
• Division Director, Technical Solution Division, Michigan State Police
• Corporate Director, J.C. Penney Property Casualty Insurance Company
• Vice President Claims, Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan
• Vice President Corporate Business Development, Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan
• Vice President of Operations, Citizens Insurance Company
• Vice President of Operations, Hanover Insurance Company
• Executive, Senior Executive Service, State of Michigan
• Chief Information Officer, Public Protection Agencies, State of Michigan
• National Director, Justice and Public Safety Consulting Sales, Oracle Corporation
• National Sales Executive, Consulting Sales, Oracle Corporation
• National Senior Practice Director, Strategic Accounts, Oracle Corporation
• State and Local Government Executive, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
• Chairman of the Board, Spirit of Blue Foundation
Gary continues to consult and bring new and innovative solutions to the insurance industry through his work at Caseglide. He received his degree in Criminal Justice from Park University.

Cheryl S. Barnard
Vice President Client Success
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Cheryl has over 30 years of progressive experience in IT program and project management, portfolio management, finance, accounting, business process re-engineering, and organizational change management. She has implemented large, multi-million dollar, complex, global software solutions for clients within the public sector, healthcare, education and manufacturing organizations. She is experienced in the implementation of Cloud software solutions. Cheryl has been successful in managing large portfolios of clients and working closely with them to optimize the use of technology solutions allowing them to reach or surpass their key strategic goals and ensure Client Success. Cheryl holds an MBA in Management Information Systems from Clark University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Accounting. She is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Thomas C. Budnar
Vice President Client Solutions
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Tom is a Senior Executive Leader and Management Consultant who helps clients develop strategies, address their most significant business challenges, maximize return on investment and transform their business by leveraging technology. Tom has extensive experience as a leader and an individual contributor across consulting sales, delivery, program and business management in both the Public Sector (State & Local Government, Federal DOD/Civilian and Canada) and Commercial market segments.

While at Oracle Corporation for 19 years, Tom held positions with increasing responsibility in Consulting sales and delivery. As the Vice President of North America Consulting, Tom was responsible for driving unparalleled sales growth and successful delivery for a $250M business for Oracle applications and technology segments throughout the United States and Canada.

Prior to Oracle, Tom held individual contributor and management roles in Sybase Corporation, Computer Task Group (CTG), IBM, PepsiCo and General Dynamics

Tom received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from Potsdam College. He has completed numerous executive leadership and sales management training programs and is an Oracle Certified Cloud Consultant.

Tom currently resides in the Hartford, Connecticut area.

Fran Eiler
Managing Director of Innovation
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A native of Chile, Fran is an attorney and a legal tech enthusiast. She joined CaseGlide bringing her vast experience in Legal Software. During her career, she was part of Elevate Services, where she led the implementation of legal software for large corporations such as Google, Facebook, and GAP. Fran will be solving claims litigation’s most significant opportunities through product innovation. Her focuses include creating the first software to seamlessly handle litigation management and e-billing, simplifying the e-billing workflow to unlock opportunities, and harvesting the resulting data to help insurers choose the right attorneys.

Stephan Kowalczyk
Vice President of Client Solutions
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Serving as a Vice President, Client Solutions at CaseGlide, Stephan brings many years’ experience in Sales, Marketing, and Operations to bear. He has managed client relations and deliverables to many Fortune 500 Companies. A product of the University of Baltimore’s Entrepreneurship program, Stephan brings a unique combination of practical business experience and formal training to his position.

Stephan’s early career in financial services showed successes in retail insurance, Brokerage development, and Agency establishment. Having been accountable for Production, Compliance, Licensing, and Operations, he held NASD S7, 63, 24, 4, and multiple State Insurance Licenses.

Kowalczyk then purchased an existing Event Production business, which grew from a local single-service provider to a multi-service regional B2B provider of tech services.
He has spent the last several years serving in a Sales and Business Development capacity in the Claims segment. He enjoys time with family, golf, and being part of Industry Transformation.

Kathryn Lee
Assistant Vice President Client Success
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Katie brings over 23 years of prior legal industry experience to CaseGlide both at the law firm level and specifically within the ELM space. Katie honed her skills in both project and product management overseeing all product development and implementation efforts for new client launches as well as existing client upgrades to ensure business challenges and pain points were crisply articulated and product experiences always designed with the end user in mind. Katie attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and is fluent in the agile methodology as a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and certified in the Pragmatic Marketing Framework (PMC-III).

Nick Kosarzycki
Vice President of Marketing
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Nick Kosarzycki is responsible for CaseGlide's business development. In this capacity, he works to ensure that the day-to-day operations of the sales team remain aligned with the strategic goals of CaseGlide. Nick also focuses on issues facing the company and long-term business initiatives. Additionally, Nick provides leadership for the company's Training, Marketing, and Sales Operations teams.

Prior to joining the company, Nick spent time in both healthcare insurance and software industries.

Silvie Tucker
Assistant Vice President Client Success
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Born and raised in Prague, Czech Republic, Silvie studied law at the Charles University in Prague. During her 4 years as a law clerk, and later an associate, at the Prague office of the New-York based law firm of Dewey Ballantine, Silvie met her U.S. husband of 15 years and relocated to Tampa, Florida. Prior to joining the CaseGlide team, Silvie worked for 6 years as a contract legal worker in the Property Group of the Florida law firm of Cole, Scott, & Kissane P.A. The focus of her work there was property insurance defense, which provided Silvie with a unique perspective both from the standpoint of a CaseGlide law-firm user and the insurance-company client. Silvie has two children, Christopher (14) and Caroline (11), and loves to travel, read and watch movies.

Andrea Stachnik
Director of Analytics
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Andrea has an extensive background working as a financial analyst. She has worked in FP&A for Barry Callebaut, the world’s largest chocolate manufacturer. She created and reported on the budget and financial forecasts for North American operations. Prior to Barry Callebaut she worked as an analyst for Jones Lang LaSalle providing financial advice and analysis for clients in commercial leasing and tenant representation. In her role as Director of Analytics at CaseGlide, Andrea oversees the analytics team and creates new and dynamic ways to understand and present data for CaseGlide clients.

Andrea studied finance and economics at Loyola University in Chicago. She focused her coursework on economic development and has always had an interest in finding ways to bring data analytics to the world of development and non-profit management. From 2011 to 2016 she founded and ran her own non-profit Unmarked Streets, which provided education and training to Guatemalan women on topics related to business management and entrepreneurship. Today she serves as President of the Board of Directors for Namaste Direct – a non-profit offering microcredit, training and mentorship to small businesses in Guatemala.

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