This week we interview #73: Bobbie Shrivastav of Benekiva. Benekiva technology can transform claims into a cost-saving, growth-supporting enterprise-wide function.
About Bobbie Shrivastav:
Bobbie Shrivastav is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, speaker, technology innovator, and digital transformation expert. She is passionate about helping organizations modernize legacy processes through digital disruption, re-engineering, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Her expertise in information technology and experience leading successful enterprise-level initiatives spans nearly two decades. She is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Benekiva, a software company where she leads the product development, customer care, and delivery of transformational technology solutions to help modernize the insurance industry. Bobbie’s unwavering commitment to innovation, her customer-centric approach and thoughtful development of industry-evolving solutions have earned her the reputation as an industry leader. Prior to Benekiva, Shrivastav has been in senior leadership roles with organizations such as, United Guaranty – a division of AIG, AON and Pepsico where she led several large-scale multi-million-dollar, enterprise-level transformation initiatives from system integration and conversions of over 20 to 30 systems to replacing legacy systems, including mainframe to modern ERP solutions. When she was with the Center for Creative Leadership, she led the innovation efforts of transforming a heavy paper-based and legacy solutions to digital enablement with a focus on the customer experience. She isn’t a new face to the entrepreneurship community as she has founded several companies and plays an advisor role to many startups globally. Bobbie thrives on solving real problems through immaculate product development and delivering solutions for complex situations in an agile manner. She is determined to “kick some glass” within the InsurTech industry, and deliver cutting-edge, disruptive solutions with the highest level of character, analytic oversight, and creative instinct. She is instrumental in Benekiva’s evolution to become the only technology solution on the market that delivers straight-through, next-generation claims and policy servicing transformations, with asset retention enablement. Shrivastav earned her MBA from Wake Forest University, a Master’s degree in Project Management from Western Carolina University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and Marketing from Appalachian State University. She has numerous project management certifications from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and Scrum Alliance. She has won numerous awards as a technology leader and several innovation awards.