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Reiman Speaker Series: Alex Timm

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The Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship is pleased to present Alex Timm, CEO and co-founder of Root Insurance, for a Reiman Speaker Series virtual event on Tuesday, September 29. His talk, titled “Using Data and Technology to Disrupt,” is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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With a vision of completely transforming the insurance industry, Alex founded Root Insurance on the principle that rates should be based on driving behaviors, not demographics. As co-founder and chief executive officer of Root, Alex leads the company in revolutionizing this outdated industry, using mobile technology and data science to offer personalized auto insurance rates to good drivers.

Throughout his career in insurance, Alex has built expertise in pricing and reserving, finance, and mergers and acquisitions. Before co-founding Root, Alex worked at Nationwide Insurance as a senior strategy consultant for the property and casualty lines of the business. Alex is based in Columbus, Ohio, and is a fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

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