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VP Software Engineering

Ester is an accomplished technologist and values-led business leader, with deep experience building and leading innovative products and technology organizations.

They currently serve as VP, Software Engineering at Travelers, leading a technical organization building the customer-centric digital insurer of the future; and as a Board Member of Resilient Coders, a charitable organization working for equity in technology by enabling underserved youth with tech skills and job placement.

Most recently, Es was US CEO at Simply Business, a digital insurance brokerage and a Travelers company. There, Es launched several digital offerings, including an end-to-end quote/bind/issue system, online new business and service customer journeys, customer solutions center and marketing data warehouse.

Previously, Es held the position of Chief Technology Officer at Kitewheel, a marketing technology startup, where they led the product and technical organization to launch products named “Visionary” and “Leader” by Gartner and Forrester respectively. Earlier in their career, Es was VP Product/Chief Architect at 89 Degrees, a customer engagement agency, developing solutions for brands, including IKEA, Jeep, Godiva and Tribune.

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