Meet the Team

At One Inc, we believe in hiring the best people and building a culture of respect, professionalism, collaboration, and innovation.

 

Leadership

Christopher Ewing

Christopher Ewing

President, CEO, & Co-Founder

Leveraging previous roles, including as a CEO, founder of several successful companies, and a securities attorney, Chris began his insurance industry career in 2003 as the President and CEO of Keenan Holdings.

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Avin Arumugan

Avin Arumugam

Chief Product Officer

Focused on the payments industry for the last 19+ years, Avin has become skillful at launching innovative solutions for pioneering payments companies. Prior to joining One Inc, Avin established and led the Visa IoT program to embed payments into...

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Brian Blackstock

Brian Blackstock

VP, Solutions & Sales Engineering

A founding member of One Inc, Brian has over 18 years of experience in software engineering, product development, and solutions consulting, covering all facets of building and delivering enterprise solutions. In 2014, he spearheaded...

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Tim Tyannikov

Tim Tyannikov

COO & Co-Founder

Tim has decades of experience in software engineering and is a veteran of the insurance industry. He was the CTO of Cost-U-Less Insurance Center where he built the enterprise systems that helped the company triple in size.

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Adam Frew

Adam Frew

Executive VP, Marketing

Adam has built and led world-class marketing and creative teams, both domestically and abroad, for over 15 years. Before joining One Inc, he spearheaded the marketing efforts for GoDaddy EMEA's Company, WorldHostingDays GmbH (WHD)...

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Linda Straub

Linda Straub

VP, Payments & Customer Success

An accomplished payments executive, Linda has extensive experience managing operations for domestic and international merchant acquirers. She has comprehensive knowledge and expertise in all areas of Merchant Acquiring Operations...

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Kevin Ostrander

Kevin Ostrander

Executive VP, Sales

As EVP of the One Inc sales team, Kevin has implemented highly effective, transparent sales processes and methodologies, driving the company's rapid growth and scale. He takes a hands-on approach to his role, enthusiastically connecting...

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Melinda Burnett

Melinda Burnett

VP, Sales Operations & Field Support

Melinda's experience includes more than 10 years in the P&C insurance technology industry, focusing on sales strategy for commercial, personal, and specialty lines suite products for large insurance carriers and MGAs.

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Board Members

Christopher Ewing

President, CEO, & Co-Founder
One Inc

He also served as the CTO and General Counsel of Cost-U-Less Insurance Center, growing the company from 32 locations to more than 100. After increasing the written premium to over $500M, he spearheaded the sale of the company. Chris was the Co-Founder, President, and CEO of Stonewood Insurance Services and drove written premium per employee to $2M before orchestrating the company's sale. He was also Co-Founder and CTO of ClearSide General Insurance Services and Co-Founder, General Counsel, and Executive VP of Greenpath Insurance Company.

Robert Claassen

Board Member
Camp One Ventures, LLC

Robert Claassen is a founding partner at Camp One Ventures, LLC, a Palo Alto, California-based venture capital firm. Mr. Claassen managed the Silicon Valley corporate practice for Paul, Hastings, Janofsky, & Walker. Prior to that was a senior partner at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich, & Rosati where he was co-chair of their Capital Markets group. Mr. Claassen holds a BS in Mathematical Economics and a JD order of the coif from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Eric Byunn

Board Member
Centana Growth

Eric Byunn founded Centana Growth in 2015 and is one of its Partners. Before founding Centana Growth, Mr. Byunn spent over 20 years in growth equity and technology. He currently serves on the Boards of Blueprint Systems, Jumio, Vena, Catalyst Repository Systems, and Cloudmark. He previously led investments in companies including Centro, Coremetrics (acquired by IBM), Covario (acquired by Dentsu Aegis Network), GMI (acquired by WPP), KVS (acquired by Veritas), MarketShare Partners (acquired by Neustar), PSS Systems (acquired by IBM), Sourcecode/K2, and Varicent (acquired by IBM).

Mark Hsu

Board Member
H&Q Asia Pacific

Mark Hsu is a Managing Director at H&Q Asia Pacific, bringing more than 14 years of investment experiences in Silicon Valley and Asia to the firm. Prior to joining H&QAP in 2001, Mr. Hsu was Director of Business Development for Sina.com. From 1997 to 1999, he was an attorney with Simpson, Thacher, & Bartlett where he focused on securities and M&A transactions, principally working with The Blackstone Group. Mr. Hsu was also founding Vice Chair of the Asian Pacific Islander American Leadership Council at the Democratic National Committee in 2004.

Alex Scherbakovsky

Board Member
AXA Strategic Ventures

Prior to AXA Strategic Ventures, Alex was a Principal at New Enterprise Associates, where his investments included Braintree (online and mobile payments) and Box (enterprise collaboration SaaS). Previously, Alex invested in enterprise software, fintech, and internet companies at Silver Lake, 3i, and FTV Capital, where his portfolio included Trustwave (security SaaS), Coremetrics (web analytics SaaS) and Actimize (risk management software).

Doug Russell

Board Observer
MassMutual Ventures

Mr. Russell has served as Managing Director of MassMutual Ventures, since its formation in July, 2014. Prior to that, he also served as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development from 2009 to 2017. Mr. Russell joined MassMutual in 2007, as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer for the company’s Retirement Income unit, and has 30 years of broadly diversified experience in the financial services industry.

Ta-Lin Hsu

Board Member
H&Q Asia Pacific

Dr. Ta-lin Hsu is Founder and Chairman of H&Q Asia Pacific and has been investing in Asia for over two decades. He joined Hambrecht & Quist Group in 1985 as a General Partner and founded H&Q Asia Pacific (“H&QAP”) in 1986. H&QAP has managed over $2.7 billion in capital and has invested in more than 400 companies. In recognition of his role in helping turn around a major Korean financial institution affected by the Asian financial crisis, Dr. Hsu was named one of the top financiers in Asia in BusinessWeek's "The Stars of Asia" and ranked as a top 15 Venture Capitalist by Forbes's Midas List in 2007.

Francois Robinet

Board Member
AXA Strategic Ventures

François Robinet is Managing Director of AXA Strategic Ventures, AXA Group's venture capital fund. He spent most of his career within AXA in risk management, asset management, and life insurance. He has previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of the global investment management firm AXA Rosenberg and as Chief Risk Officer of AXA Group. François Robinet is also Chief Executive Officer of AXA Life Invest, a company specializing in retirement solutions.

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