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COVU: A Team United by Values, Driven by Innovation

Founded by industry veterans, our diverse global team is dedicated to revolutionizing insurance with AI, driven by core values of trust, ownership, urgency, and exceeding customer expectations for everyone across the board!


The Beginning of COVU

COVU was founded and advised by a team of insurance, finance, and tech industry veterans with a passion for transparent and unbiased advice. COVU's mission is to help both everyday people and professional advisors manage risk and insurance smarter. We help our customers find and fill their coverage gaps and achieve true peace of mind.


COVU works with a broad range of carriers and hand-picked agents while leveraging artificial intelligence and an outstanding service team to provide customers with simple one-stop shopping for insurance products.


Our Pillars for Excellence


Our words matter and we are reliable. We make impeccable agreements and stick to them. 


We own outcomes and do not need hand holding to see them through. 

Beyond Expectations

We aim high to exceed expectations and consistently deliver memorable, delightful experiences.


We act with urgency, prioritizing immediate actions that make a significant impact, recognizing that time is precious.

Want to join our team?

Join a passionate team of technologists and insurance professionals who are at the leading edge of a massive industry. 

Join the Team

Join a passionate team of technologists and insurance professionals who are at the leading edge of a massive industry. 


So Cutting-Edge, Even Our Photos are AI-Generated!

A team of industry veterans guiding your growth.

Ali Safavi

Chief Executive Officer

Ali transformed the Insurtech landscape as the global head at Plug and Play Ventures.

Ali brings visionary strategy and deep Insurtech insights to help you align your agency’s legacy goals with forward-thinking solutions.

Tasos Chatzimichailidis


Leading WeFox as the CEO and Revolut as the CIO, Tasos drove these startups to over

$1 billion in sales.

Tasos delivers strategic counsel on insurance and growth, steering your agency toward successful scaling and market adaptation.

Don Loonam

Chief Operating Officer

As CEO of, Don spearheaded significant growth and navigating strategic acquisitions.

Don ensures your operational integration is smooth and strategic, focusing on swift profitability and operational excellence.

Amin Zarshenas

Chief Product Officer

Amin is a visionary leader in AI and machine learning with a Ph.D. in computer engineering and over a decade of experience across diverse industries. He has been instrumental in multiple startups, transforming innovative concepts into operational excellence.


At COVU, Amin leads the product and technology division, ensuring offerings are meticulously tailored to meet the sophisticated needs of insurance agencies.

Wil Plasencia

Chief Marketing Officer

Wil's successful track record includes launching initiatives for renowned companies like Coca-Cola and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.

At COVU, Wil directs our marketing & brand strategies to connect with and support our partners, driving their growth and success.

Brian Bell

Chief Carrier Relations Officer

Brian's 16-year tenure spans the full spectrum of the insurance industry, building unmatched carrier relationships in the P&C marketplace and maximizing agency operations.

Brian opens doors to new markets and streamlines your operations, driving growth and operational efficiency in your agency.

Mo Safavi

Head of Growth

Mo embodies a rare fusion of design acumen and business acuity backed with his previously co-founded startup in the hospitality sector, pioneering a booking platform and management software for hostels. 

As a founding member of COVU, he brings a deep understanding of design thinking to our team, driving growth initiatives that resonate with insurance agencies and propel their success.

Chaitanya Baddam

Chief Data Officer

Chaitanya, with over 18 years of technology leadership, has helmed the Salesforce Life Insurance digital ecosystems at John Hancock.

In her role, she drives our technology initiatives, ensuring our partners have cutting-edge digital platforms to manage their business operations and enhance customer experiences.

Arokiadoss Anthonimuthu

Chief Architect

Doss has over 20 years of experience as a technology innovator with a focus on insurance software systems architecture, design, and development for both Insurtech startups and established carriers, reshaping their technological landscapes. 

At COVU, he spearheads our architectural efforts, providing insurance agencies with tailored, efficient solutions for optimized operations and scalability.

Anton Kovnir

VP of Product

Anton, our VP of Product, brings 15+ years of product management experience, with Insurtechs like at Wefox, Europe’s leading company.

In his role at COVU, Anton oversees product development, leveraging his expertise to enhance offerings and expand commercial presence, aiding agencies in optimizing operations and achieving growth.

Mickias Hailu

Head of Finance

Mickias brings extensive experience from insurance, fintech, and financial services, with successful investments and board roles at Portage Ventures and Core Innovation Capital. 

At COVU, he drives strategic financial initiatives, ensuring stability and growth for insurance agencies, empowering them to thrive.

Jose Fernandez

Head of Operations

Jose brings a wealth of experience spanning claims, auditing, quality assurance, and sales, including a tenure as Director of Insurance at a national agency where he adeptly utilized technology for selling insurance across all

50 states.

In his role at COVU, Jose spearheads operational strategies that optimize book growth and enhance efficiency for insurance agencies to drive success for our partners nationwide.

Reza Sharifi

Head of AI

Reza is a seasoned data scientist and machine learning engineer with 15 years of experience.

Reza has earned multiple patents and awards in machine learning. 


At COVU, he significantly influences the development of AI-driven solutions for advancing insurance customer service.


Michal Rames

Engineering Manager

Michal, our Engineering Manager, began programming at age 8 and became a professional developer by 15, he crafted his global career spanning continents and diverse roles from software engineer to CTO. 

Michal leads COVU's engineering efforts, driving world-class practices to empower agencies with robust technological solutions.

Abhash Amatya

Director of Finance

Abhash has acquired multi-faceted expertise spanning finance, accounting, operations, and human resources integration, and has demonstrated a keen ability to manage cross-functional departments of multiple Insurtech startups.

Currently, he focuses on building sustainable finance & people workflows and integrating processes for COVU's growth-ready core team.

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