Eos Venture Partners (Eos), the venture capital fund focused exclusively on the insurtech sector, has announced that Bill Keogh has been named Chief Operating Officer, in addition to his existing role as Operating Partner.
Bill has been working with Eos since January 2021 as an Operating Partner and will start his new role on October 1.
“We are delighted to welcome Bill as Chief Operating Officer,” said Eos Founding General Partner Jonathan Kalman. “Bill brings with him an extraordinary network and knowledge as well as tremendous enthusiasm for innovation. He also has a deep understanding of both underwriting and technology – a rare combination in the insurance technology world.”
Bill, a well-known executive in the insurance and reinsurance industry, started his career at AIG as an underwriter, before moving on to NAC and Swiss Re. He became Global Group Executive Officer of RMS, and then President of EQECAT (now part of CoreLogic). He became Chairman and CEO of Advisen in 2014, and since leaving there in 2019 has held various board and advisory positions.
“I am delighted to be expanding my role with Eos,” said Bill. “We back the most talented entrepreneurs to make insurance better, more accessible and affordable. Eos’ magic power is working hand in hand with management teams to scale and accelerate their businesses. Having worked with the Eos team as an operating partner, I have seen the powerful impact of our business model on portfolio investments.”
Eos was founded in 2016 to bridge the ‘digital chasm’ between insurtechs and traditional insurance and reinsurance companies. Eos believes insurance technology can help close the global protection gap by making insurance affordable to those who currently do not buy it.
Eos has offices in London and New York, and affiliates in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Bill is based in Rhode Island.