About Loadsure®

About

We’ve combined groundbreaking AI and industry expertise to create a service that goes beyond conventional cargo insurance. This is holistic freight protection.

Loadsure®
Our Story

From innovative idea to revolutionary InsurTech

Loadsure is the industry’s first data-driven InsurTech MGA and Lloyd’s coverholder.

But it was built by an experienced team, dedicated to empowering brokers.

With trailblazing end-to-end InsurTech, our mission is simple: empower brokers to better serve the freight community, maximizing profits and minimizing losses for all.

Loadsure®
Our history

Our History

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Nov’ 2018

Loadsure is born

After conceiving of an end-to-end InsurTech solution which would enable brokers to better serve the freight industry and help tackle the underinsurance crisis, Johnny McCord founded Loadsure. He established headquarters in London - the birthplace of the world’s largest insurance market.

Nov’ 2019

Lloyd’s coverholder status achieved

Within a year of operation, Loadsure achieves the coveted Lloyd’s coverholder status - making it the only Lloyd’s of London coverholder approved in 2019, one of the toughest market cycles in recent history.

Jan’ 2020

Partner portal launched

Loadsure opens its dedicated partner portal, giving the freight community near instant access to risk coverage.

Sep’ 2020

A huge agreement

Building on the company’s strategic partnerships, Loadsure agrees a commercial agreement with Amwins, the largest wholesaler in North America.

June 2021

FCA approval

Loadsure is fully authorized by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), further cementing the platform’s integrity and credibility. Across the Atlantic, Loadsure is licensed in Canada, too.

Sep’ 2021

Two firsts

Loadsure completes two firsts in one month: the first live international integration with Exfreight and the first live Less Than Truckload (LTL) integration with FreightCenter.

Mar’ 2022

$11M in Series A funding

Loadsure achieves its Series A fundraise target of $11 million, demonstrating the immense market need of the company’s industry-leading technology, as well as its scalability.

June 2022

Two new products

Two product launches in one month sees Loadsure expand its offering with dynamic ocean cargo and stock throughput insurance.

July 2022

Platform Enhancements

Major platform upgrade; advanced user-level permissions enable brokers to manage accounts, improve downstream visibility and more easily support historically underserved SMBs.

January 2023

New Partnership

Underwriting authority expanded with backing from Tokio Marine Kiln.

The future?

The sky’s no limit

We’ve come far in a short space of time, and we plan to go even further still. Our vision for the future is one of substantial growth, as we continue to take the freight insurance industry to new heights.

Holistic freight protection:
Our all-seeing, all-risk approach
to cargo insurance

We use data and AI to rapidly analyze every detail of every journey. Why? So that both the insurance and freight communities can make informed decisions, giving cargo the best possible protection at the right price.

Trusted
by our partners
around the world

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Recent Awards
& Accreditation’s

Our groundbreaking contribution to the industry has been recognized across the globe. But don’t just take our word for it — take a look at our trophy cabinet.

Year
Organiser
Category
Award
2023
Go:Tech Awards
Fintech Business of the Year
Winner
2022
National Insurance Awards
MGA of the Year Award (Small)
Shortlisted
2022
National Insurance Awards
Insurtech Award - Claims
Shortlisted
2022
Inside P&C
Insurtech Solution of the Year
Shortlisted
2022
Insurer Program Manager Awards
Rising Star of the Year
Shortlisted
2022
Insurer Program Manager Awards
Insurtech of the Year
Shortlisted
2022
Fintech Awards London
InsurTech Company of the Year
Shortlisted
2021
FreightWaves
Freight Tech 100
Ranked
2021
InsurTechNY
VC Investor Prize
Awarded
2020
Lloyds Lab
COHORT
Winner
2020
Insurtech 100
COHORT
Winner
2020
Insurance Insider
Disruptor of the Year
Highly Commended
2020
InsureTech NY
Early Stage
Winner

Loadsure®
Our team

Our Team50+

Meet the people behind the data

Our leadership team brings together unparalleled technical expertise, longstanding knowledge of the insurance industry and crucial financial know-how.

Temi Akinkanju

Finance Manager

Scott Anderson

Senior Financial Analyst

Ivan Ortega Anillo

Developer

Gaston Areco

Developer

Nick Baum

Product Owner

Andrea Bernedo

Developer

Ted Calligeros

EVP of Ocean Marine

Daniela Cancino

Scrum Master

Rubelio Cardona

Developer

Linda Carmona

Senior Cargo Underwriter, Supply Chain, Mid-Atlantic Territory

Stephen Catlin

Advisor - Chairman & CEO Convex Group Limited

Richard Chattock

Non Executive Director - CEO Insurtech Gateway

Chiara Ciriani

Developer

Dominika Czekalska

Analytics Engineer

Shaan Dalwadi

VP Business Intelligence

Patrick Dicey

Head of Projects & Integrations

Matthew Dybus

VP Ocean Marine

Mariana Espana

Data Engineer

Nic Esterhuysen

Head of Actuarial Science

Tiffany Fane

EA

Tara Farrer

Chief of Staff

Greg Franzel

Talent Acquisition Manager

John Fulton

CFO

Andres Garcia

DevOps

Cesar Giraldo

Full Stack Developer

Hiram Guerrero

Developer

Alex Guertin

Sales Development Representative

Haneen Raslan

Digital Marketing Manager

Chris Harvey

Relationship Manager

Andrew Hills

Non Executive Director

Michael Hinds

Financial Accountant

Natalie Islas

Relationship Manager

Dan Jablonowski

Senior Relationship Manager

Kate Lawson

Head of People & Culture

Elaine Lee

Claims Manager

Maria Llain

Scrum Master

Matthew Magowan

VP of Engineering

Stephanie Manrique

QA

Habid Manzur

DevOps

Peter McCord

Non Executive Director & Co Founder Matillion

Leon McGroarty

Financial Analyst

Melbourne Miller

Associate Underwriter, Supply Chain, Northeast Territory

Estefany Montoya

Data Analyst

Justin Murphy

EVP of Claims

Jasmine Nappi

Frontline Data Technician

Lexi Nguyen

Content Marketing Manager

Uno Okeke

Claims Adjuster

Yuli Ordonez

QA

Mateo Orobio

Developer

Maria Pardo

QA

Jamie Parker

Product Owner

Felipe Paz

DevOps

Pablo Quiceno

Developer

Vanessa Quintero

QA

Oliver Richards

Non-Executive Director

Angelica Rodriguez

QA

Wayne Snedden

Head of Insurance Operations

Zach Taylor

Senior Relationship Manager

Lisanne Techner

Customer Experience Rep

Eder Diaz Toro

Developer - Team Lead

Vanessa Velasquez

UX/UI

Jorge Wilton

Financial Controller

Arturo Yepez

Developer

Eric Zappone

Sales Development Representative

Damith Chandrasekara

CTO & Co Founder

Damith Chandrasekara Loadsure

Damith brings deep technical and executive experience to his role as Loadsure CTO, where he’s responsible for strategic technology planning, innovation, and, ultimately, delivery of Loadsure’s insurtech platform. In addition, Damith provides a 360-degree view of available technology capabilities, informing strategically sound business decisions by the leadership team.
Prior to joining Loadsure, Damith served as 30dB CTO. There, he architected and built a highly scalable social sentiment engine that delivered real-time insight into both public opinion and what drives it.
It is within the multinational conglomerate, IAC Applications, that Damith grew from senior engineer to technology executive. His responsibilities spanned technology strategy and architecture; business plan development; management; reorganization; and funding of teams across IAC business units, the likes of Pronto, Mindspark, and Ask.com.
As IAC Applications' Vice President of Data, Damith took on broad responsibility for everything from shared data and information strategy to the website, search engine, and its underlying technologies.

“The insurance industry is ripe for innovation. When we look at the transactional insurance space, no one is doing what we’re doing; we can build whatever we can imagine. The potential for greenfield development excites me, and the opportunity to deliver liquidity to businesses when they’re most vulnerable, especially now in this time of COVID, is humbling.””

Adam Fleming

EVP of Inland Marine

Adam brings 15 year’s insurance experience to his role of EVP of Inland Marine at Loadsure; with expertise in underwriting, product, training, portfolio management - including a stint as a broker - Adam draws from his broad knowledge to design the future of Marine insurance placing particular emphasis on coverage breadth, product ease-of-use, and data efficiency.

Outside of Loadsure, Adam works as an election moderator in his local community and enjoys studying languages.

In his own words “success is achieved by following a simple recipe: mix equal parts proficiency, persistence, and creativity (in no particular order)”.

Jim Heide

COO & Co Founder

Jim draws upon his extensive transportation and technology industry experience to help steer Loadsure strategy and product development. Additionally, he drives sales and business development for the company. Nurturing a healthy sales pipeline and negotiating commercial contracts, the Loadsure pipeline has grown to include 60 integration clients under Jim’s leadership, including Kleinschmidt.
Before joining Loadsure, Jim served as 10-4 Systems’ Vice President of Administration, where he administered the company’s spin-off from its parent. His broad range of responsibilities included oversight and administration of sales, HR, procurement, and facilities. He was also responsible for contract negotiation with Fortune 500s, successfully closing business with global brands ranging from AB InBev and Amazon to JBS USA, General Electric, and Maersk. In addition, he played a key due diligence role in the company’s successful acquisition by Trimble.
Jim began his career with a small Denver-based warehousing and drayage company, Perry Transfer, which over the course of several mergers and acquisitions, became Exel and then DHL Supply Chain. His roles spanned operations, business development, and account management.
In his spare time, Jim is active in the Denver Transportation Club. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration and Management from Colorado Technical University.

“The opportunity to build a company from the ground-up has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my career. Where Loadsure goes from here is limited only by our imagination, and I’m excited to drive its growth, knowing that my work helps my supply chain peers not only protect their businesses but operate more efficiently and affordably, as well.”
— Jim

Johnny McCord

CEO & Founder

Johnny McCord Loadsure

An insurtech innovator, Johnny’s digital-first approach delivers greater efficiency and effectiveness to the transportation insurance distribution chain. Having conceived of a fully-digital, end-to-end cargo insurance solution, his company now leverages automation and predictive analytics to expedite the flow of premiums and claims, while also reducing insurance costs.

Guided by Johnny’s visionary hand, Loadsure has become widely recognized as an innovative approach to serving volume transactional business and a path to new markets. In fact, Loadsure was the only Lloyd’s of London coverholder approved in 2019. It was also a Lloyd’s Lab 4th Cohort selection, runner-up for Insurance Insider’s 2020 Disruptor of the Year Award, and a 2021 FreightTech 100 honoree.

Johnny brings 18 years of cargo broking experience and a passion for entrepreneurship to the fore. Previously a cargo broker at Lochain Patrick and, before that, a founding member of Roanoake International, he grew books of business that included such impressive names as Macy’s, Volga-Dnepr, the Olympics, and Walt Disney.

Johnny is a board member of CSCMP UK.

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“We’re harnessing automation to drive obsolete, tech-challenged industries into the digital age. Of course, this tech innovation is truly a means to an end. At the end of the day, we’re committed to helping people. We’re putting automation to work for the freight industry—helping them protect their businesses and operate with greater agility, all while also cutting costs.”

— Johnny

Taylor Walker

CIO

Taylor Walker Loadsure

Taylor brings ten years of marine underwriting and book management experience to his role as Loadsure CIO. Embracing creative approaches and leveraging a deep understanding of trading partner and assured concerns, he now guides the development of Loadsure’s profitable book of transportation business. He also plays a critical role in delivering tailored coverage for all assureds, regardless of size, through Loadsure’s innovative digital tools.
A graduate of SUNY Maritime College with a focus on transportation and logistics, Taylor is both a board member and OffShore Sailing coach for Mystic, CT-based 501(c)3, Mudratz, Inc., in his spare time.

Joe Walker

EVP of Marketing

Joseph Walker Loadsure

Joe brings deep, international experience to his role as Loadsure’s EVP of Marketing. With specialties ranging from advertising and digital strategy, brand identity, copywriting, creative direction, and graphic design, he’s responsible for guiding the development of Loadsure’s resonant brand and ensuring the company’s unique value has been clearly communicated across all marketing channels, ultimately boosting visibility and sales.
Prior to joining Loadsure, Joe headed multimedia and new technology for international aerospace corporation, Leonardo. Coming on board as a designer with Leonardo, his talent for communications, efficient workflows, and management of creative teams saw him regularly promoted within the company. Ultimately, he was responsible for managing a seven-figure budget and an international team of in-house and agency talent to achieve the company’s strategic communication objectives.
Additionally, Joe served as a visiting lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, mentoring third-year students in communication and presentations and successfully preparing them to enter the job market.
Joe graduated with 1st class honors from the University of Hertfordshire, where he studied product design. He also recently received a certificate in filmmaking from the London Film Academy.
Outside the office, Joe enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his family, mountain biking, and coaching youth rugby at Petersfield RFC.

At Loadsure, we celebrate the spirit of individuals and empower them to grow. Fostering a culture of personal freedom, mutual respect, and collaboration, we enable the professional success of each person, regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, religious belief, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, marital status, or disability. Understanding, communication, respect among all people: This is how we’re nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace in which everyone can thrive.

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Latest vacancies

Our team is always growing, so don’t miss the boat. Take a look at our current vacancies, and show us what you can bring to the table.

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