Meet the One, Inc. Team

Learn more about our management, board, and investors.​

Management

Christopher W. Ewing

President and Chief Executive Officer

Chris Ewing is the President and Chief Executive Officer of One, Inc., overseeing all business operations and the strategic direction of the company.

He has significant insurance operational experience, including serving as the President and CEO of Stonewood Insurance Services, Inc., a non-standard auto insurance general agency in California from 2006 to January 2012. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Ewing was the CTO and General Counsel of Cost-U-Less insurance center and was the President and CEO of Keenan Holdings, Inc. from 2004 to 2012. He was also a co-founder of ClearSide General Insurance Services, LLC, a California auto insurance general agency that was acquired in December 2012 by GMAC Insurance. In addition to his insurance and insurance technology experience, Mr. Ewing was a co-founder and the President and CEO of Shari’s Berries from 1998-2003.

Mr. Ewing received his Bachelor of Business Administration from UC Riverside and his Juris Doctor from the McGeorge School of Law.

Tim Tyannikov

Chief Operating Officer

Tim Tyannikov has been the Chief Operating Officer of One, Inc. since the company was founded. Tim has a distinguished technology and executive management background and is a Microsoft Certified Professional and a Microsoft Certified Developer.

Prior to joining One, Inc. he held various development positions at Active Networks, Inc., the leading online community for people who want to register for and participate in activities. From 1997 to January 2004, Tim was the CIO of Cost‐U‐Less, and from 1994 to 1997 Mr. Tyannikov held various programming positions at Standard Registry, a financial printing system.

Tim has also been the President of Slavic Camping Association, an association devoted to the development of teens through education and camping activities.

Jera Shive

Chief Financial Officer

Jera is Chief Financial Officer at One, Inc , where she oversees the company's financial planning, and management reporting.

Prior to One, Inc, Jera spent over 10 years in leadership roles in Operations, Acquisitions and Finance at Duck Creek. Jera led numerous initiatives enabling the company to grow quickly and oversaw the finance and accounting function, budgeting, forecasting, cash management and financial reporting. In 2010, she managed the acquisition of a wholly-owned European subsidiary, Duck Creek Europe. Additionally, Jera provided key leadership in the acquisition of Duck Creek by Accenture, managing the due diligence team for Duck Creek and integrating the operations of Duck Creek into the Accenture systems during the first year.

Joe Cannon

Global Vice President, Sales

With over 20 years of enterprise software sales experience, Joe leads One, Inc.’s global sales organization.

Joe was most recently SVP of Global Sales at Enservio, where he and his team helped P&C insurers drive value via a contents software solution. Joe’s background includes 6 years with Guidewire Software where he helped drive carrier success throughout the Americas with many notable accounts. Prior to Guidewire, he served as a Vice President at both Vesdia and also at Solidus Networks. He also held leadership roles with Valassis and Acosta.

Pete Espinosa

VP Global Business Development​

Pete brings over 30 years of technology sales and senior level management experience to One, Inc. He will focus on growth initiatives, including strategic partnerships and marketing.

Pete was most recently at CSC where he was Vice President and General Manager Global Business Solutions. At CSC he was responsible for $4B in annual sales and included the Insurance, Banking, Healthcare, Consulting, and Applications businesses. Prior to CSC Pete spent almost 5 years as Global Head of Sales for Guidewire Software where he helped build the global sales team and grew Guidewire ​from a small niche P&C Software provider to a global leader in core insurance software, culminating with a successful IPO in 2012. Pete has also held SVP Sales positions at Retek and Vignette, and is a former executive at IBM, where he held a variety of sales and executive leadership positions reporting to IBM Chairman/CEO LV Gerstner Jr.​​

Melinda Burnett

Vice President, Sales Operations & Field Support

Melinda Burnett is the Vice President, Sales Operations & Field Support, for One, Inc., and is responsible for the overall Sales Operations management for the product suite. She plays a key role in business operations strategy, pipeline and forecast management, lead generation, and sales process execution.

Her background 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. Her latest position being Global Sales Operation Lead in charge of the US and Worldwide sales operations management at Accenture Software, formally Duck Creek Technologies, before joining One, Inc. in 2015. Melinda holds a BA in Business Administration.

Board Members

Ta-Lin Hsu

Chairman

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 the top 15th Venture Capitalist by Forbes' Midas List in 2007.

Dr. Hsu received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, a Master of Science degree in Electrophysics from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from National Taiwan University.

Christopher W. Ewing

President and Chief Executive Officer, One, Inc.

Chris Ewing is the President and Chief Executive Officer of One, Inc., overseeing all business operations and the strategic direction of the company.

He has significant insurance operational experience, including serving as the President and CEO of Stonewood Insurance Services, Inc., a non-standard auto insurance general agency in California from 2006 to January 2012. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Ewing was the CTO and General Counsel of Cost-U-Less insurance center and was the President and CEO of Keenan Holdings, Inc. from 2004 to 2012. He was also a co-founder of ClearSide General Insurance Services, LLC, a California auto insurance general agency that was acquired in December 2012 by GMAC Insurance. In addition to his insurance and insurance technology experience, Mr. Ewing was a co-founder and the President and CEO of Shari’s Berries from 1998-2003.

Mr. Ewing received his Bachelor of Business Administration from UC Riverside and his Juris Doctor from the McGeorge School of Law.

Mark Hsu

Board Member

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.

Mr. Hsu received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Los Angeles and his Juris Doctor from Columbia University.

Robert Shen

Board Member

Dr. Robert Shen joined H&Q Asia Pacific in 2001 as a Managing Director, and has more than 14 years of investment experiences in Silicon Valley and Asia with entrepreneur background. Prior to H&QAP, Dr. Shen founded Enable Semi in 1995, which was sold to Lucent Technology in 1998. He was then the General Manager of Lucent‘s Telecom/Optical division. Additionally, Dr. Shen was President of 8x8, a VOIP and Video Compression company, Wafer Fab Director for VLSI Technology, and an IC Design/Product Manager for TI.

Dr. Shen received his Doctor of Electrical Engineering from SMU, Texas, Master of Electrical Engineering from Marquette University, Wisconsin and Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from National Cheng Kung.

Robert Claassen

Board Member

Robert Claassen is a founding partner at Camp One Ventures, LLC, a Palo Alto, California based venture capital firm. Mr. Claassan 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 B.S. in Mathematical Economics and a J.D. order of the coif from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Imran Akram

Board Member

Prior to AXA Strategic Ventures, Imran was a London based Partner at DN Capital leading investments including Auto1 (used car marketplace) and Quandoo (restaurant reservations). His current and prior portfolio includes GoodData (SaaS BI), Currencyfair.com (foreign exchange), Wahanda (wellness marketplace), Innogames (online gaming and mobile gaming) and GlobalCollect (online payments).

Imran received a First class degree in Engineering, Economics and Management from Christ Church, Oxford. He started working in Citigroup's European Securitization team, structuring financing for KKR's buyout of Tenovis, then did strategy consulting including commercial due diligence with Bain & Company in the London and Johannesburg offices. His private equity investment career started with General Atlantic, and then he was part of the team that launched mid-market growth equity firm Fidelity Growth Partners Europe before joining DN Capital for their third fund.

Alex Scherbakovsky

Board Member

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).

Prior to becoming an investor, Alex held operating roles at Microsoft and Trilogy, and was a management consultant at Monitor Group. Alex graduated with Distinction from Stanford with an MS in Engineering and AB in Economics, and received an MBA from Harvard, where he was named a Baker Scholar.​

Investors

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Mass Mutual Financial Group
H and Q Asia Pacific
Camp One Ventures
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Ascend Global Ventures