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NEMANJA JOKIC Director of business technology OIP ROBOTICS

Nemanja Jokic started out doing data entry as an assistant underwriter at Outsource Insurance Professionals (OIP). Over the past eight years, he has risen through the ranks to help lead the launch of OIP Robotics. Jokic

has led his team to concentrate on artificial intelligence and machine learning, developing the custom-built Bordereaux Rating and Reporting System for Lloyd’s and automationas-a-service solutions for OIP clients,. “I like building cohesive and highfunctioning teams from the ground up,” Jokic says. “The teams that live in the E&S complexity nurture a ‘shoot for the stars’ mentality and share a common goal of helping clients get the most value out of technology.” Jokic sees some significant changes ahead for insurance. “The usage of real-time data is skyrocketing in the industry,” he says. “I’d say that the industry will capitalize on evolving tech to further advance to using unstructured data for forward-looking strategic decisions such as product market fit and emerging markets.”

JOHN DELAPLANE Senior vice president



Executive vice president and regional manager

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With more than 35 years of industry experience, Harvey Goldenberg oversees seven Burns & Wilcox offices across the West. At his home branch in San Francisco, Goldenberg has overseen a significant expansion in staff, has helped launch a co-broker program and has designed automotive and residential home programs that have generated millions in premium. “I am motivated by the people with whom I work,” he says. “I intentionally surround myself with a great staff, both the associates who report to me and those to whom I report. It is inspiring to watch young associates develop into industry leaders and have success in their individual careers.” Goldenberg’s territory has been greatly affected by COVID-19, but he helped his offices transition to a remote working model, which allowed them to maintain and even grow business. Outside of Burns & Wilcox, he supports the Harlem Children Zone, the Jackie Robinson Foundation and Students Rising Above.


A 25-year insurance veteran with experience in underwriting for Lloyd’s; developing the ILS market; and leading P&L in data, analytics, and cybersecurity, Rebecca Bole landed at cyber analytics firm CyberCube in 2018 and has helped grow the company from a small team to 100 employees in the US, UK and Estonia. “Working with that brain power is hugely motivating,” she says. Bole was instrumental in getting CyberCube recognized as one of the World Economic Forum’s 2019 technology pioneers – an honor shared by the likes of Airbnb, Google, Mozilla, Spotify and Twitter. More recently, she helped the company land $40 million in Series B funding. “Digital risk will shape the nature of risk in the 21st century,” Bole says. “The work we are doing at CyberCube is designed to help the insurance industry develop meaningful products to meet these new risks for clients.” In addition to her primary responsibilities, Bole champions diversity and inclusion via CyberCube’s gender diversity working group.


John Delaplane serves as a senior vice president within RT ProExec at RT Specialty. RT ProExec provides cutting-edge product knowledge, innovative placement methodologies and an unparalleled level of service to retail clients. The team consists of more than 40 brokers and is projected to place more than $600 million in premium in 2020, of which Delaplane is personally brokering over $50 million and is responsible for overseeing a large portion more. “Our team – it is the best team in wholesale insurance, in my opinion,” he says. “The knowledge, hustle and creativity are second to none, and I share this award with all of them, as I would not be on this list without them.” Delaplane’s year-over-year premium growth is over 100% from 2019 to 2020, on top of more than 50% from 2018 to 2019. He is tasked with and takes pride in using his expertise and knowledge base to provide consultation, paired with some of the most unique solutions in the industry for retail clients’ unique and tough-to-place risks. Delaplane’s specialties include cannabis, distressed/unique private and nonprofit management liability, healthcare, and public D&O/IPOs.