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Meet the 2022 Ivans Spark Award Winners

September 29, 2022

Taira Mandy. By: Taira Mandy

Ivans has transformed in the past year – with a new brand, new innovative technology, and a stronger focus on customer success – including our annual award for carriers and MGAs! The Digital Insurer is now called the Spark Award, and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce this year’s digital champions driving greater connectivity with their agency partners.

“This year's Spark Award class is a great group of companies pushing the industry forward, and I am stoked to recognize them.”– Reid Holzworth, Chief Executive Officer, Ivans

The Spark Award winners were selected based on their commitment to using technology to create stronger partnerships and better customer experiences.

The Big Reveal

So, who won this year? We recognized 18 carriers and one MGA across commercial lines and personal lines. Encova Insurance and Acuity shared their excitement about the award in recent press releases.

“We are proud to have qualified for this honor in commercial lines for the past four years and excited that our transformation in personal lines is also being recognized,” Encova Insurance VP and Chief Strategy Officer John Kessler said. “Bringing modern digital connectivity to our agents, policyholders, and associates is a top priority so we can provide innovative insurance products and an elevated level of service.”

Acuity is also excited about this recognition.

“Acuity is committed to remaining on the leading edge of agency connectivity and extending digital capabilities that help agents do business with us in both personal and commercial lines. We are honored to be recognized by Ivans for our leadership in supporting agents’ digital strategies that increase their operational efficiency,” Acuity President and CEO Ben Salzmann said.

Award winners have earned a plaque and bragging rights. We selected gold and silver winners in Personal Lines and Commercial Lines categories based on the level that they support their agencies with digital technology adoption.

We’d like to celebrate our 2022 winners for their support to agencies.

"So many outstanding organizations are truly paving the way in using technology to support independent agents' needs for digital connectivity, and we are proud to be at the center of this intersection of insurance and technology to drive this movement," Ivans CEO Reid Holzworth said.

Watch our video to see the complete list of winners.

Ignite Connectivity and Value

Whether you’re a 2022 Spark Award winner or not, there are always new ways to create connectivity and value for your business and your partners by using digital technology. We’re here to help you find easier ways to get work done and open the door to more opportunities.

Taira Mandy.

Taira Mandy

Taira Mandy is the Director of Customer Success at Ivans. Taira’s team helps carriers better meet their goals while using Ivans products and services. Prior to her current role, Taira managed customer success for the Ask Kodiak platform. In addition, she has direct experience working in product management for a P&C carrier.