Ernie is the Founder, Chairman & CEO of ACD, a claims technology & services organization that connects a fragmented industry into one unified solution. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt who leverages over 24 years of insurance experience having work for some of the top insurers in the United States.
Ernie has been the driving force in growing ACD from a bootstrapped startup into the preeminent virtual claims provider in the insurance industry. He is a highly sought after expert in business strategy, sales, leadership, marketing & entrepreneurship. Ernie is also a contributing writer to Forbes, Entrepreneur, TechCrunch, HuffPost, TechCo, Business.com, and various other publications. He's led ACD to 6x on the Inc. 5000, 4x on Deloitte’s Tech Fast-500 and 2x Entrepreneur 360, “Best Entrepreneurial Companies In America."
Most recently he received recognition including 2018 Insurance Industry Entrepreneur of the Year at the American Business Awards and 2X Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Semi-Finalist in San Diego.
Brian serves as Vice President of Operations and has over 17 years of insurance experience. He was a former supervisor at Mercury Insurance, a multi-billion dollar California based insurer. Bray is a Six Sigma Black Belt and was honored with a Bronze Stevie Award for Executive of the Year in the 2016 American Business awards and garnered two Telly Awards and a W3 award for video marketing in 2015.
Tara is a co-founder and has been part of ACD since 2003. As Vice President of Corporate Accounts, Tara has led business development and client relations. She works to find innovative solutions for insurers enabling them to adapt to the rapidly changing landscape of technology transformation. Tara strives to build long-term partnerships so our clients can meet their operational goals and increase customer satisfaction. Tara is a proud member of the Women's Industry Network.
Ken works closely with all new clients to ensure that ACD’s technology solutions align seamlessly with their business objectives. He works in tandem with our Business Development team to ensure that our technology and service rollouts are a smooth experience. Ken strives to build successful, long-term partnerships. He has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry and was formerly a supervisor at Mercury Insurance.
(2016, 2018 & 2019)
4 years in a row
6 year honoree
5 time winner