OUR TEAM

INSURTECH FUND TEAM

Chris Zock
MANAGING DIRECTOR

  • Seasoned venture capitalist

  • Experienced portfolio company board member

  • Operational experience as CFO and investment manager

Michelle Gouveia
ASSOCIATE

  • 4 years as strategic initiatives manager at Hartford Steam Boiler

  • Executed multiple insurtech pilots within HSB

  • Previously at Travelers in operational and process efficiency roles

Gretchen Hayes

VENTURE PARTNER

  • 25 years of operational and senior executive experience at AIG

  • 4 years leading insurtech strategy at Guy Carpenter

  • Experienced insurtech investor; board member of Third Point Re (TPRE:NYSE), a publicly-held Bermudan reinsurance company

Jessica Scheets
PLATFORM MANAGER

  • 2 ½ years at Sandbox Industries supporting investment teams

  • Responsible for fund operations, client management, and logistics

Lyndsey Toeppen
VICE PRESIDENT

  • Shaped cyber policy at U.S. Dept of Homeland Security

  • Led international advance team for U.S. Secretary of Defense

  • Co-developed Google’s business strategy for sub-Saharan Africa

Nick Rosa
CO-CEO

  • Over 10 years of venture investing experience

  • Over 15 years of scaling start-up companies

  • Successful multinational executive and founder of Sandbox Industries

Matt Downs
CO-CEO

  • Over 15 years of venture investing experience

  • Established Sandbox's venture capital practice

  • Developed the Sandbox investment model and methodology

FUND ADVISORS

Jayant Khadilkar
FUND ADVISOR

  • 30-year (re)insurance veteran with previous executive roles at Applied Insurance Research, Renaissance Reinsurance, and TigerRisk 

  • Experience leading the development, integration, and commercialization of disruptive technologies

Don Mango

FUND ADVISOR

  • Industry-leading actuary, senior R&D executive at Guy Carpenter, and Chief Risk Officer at American Re

  • 30 years of experience in enterprise risk management

  • Insurtech advisor, consultant, and adjunct lecturer

Larry Wilson
FUND ADVISOR

  • Created, built, and led 5 insurance enterprise software companies

  • Over 10 years of venture investing experience

  • Insurance industry visionary

 
 

CONTACT US

1000 W Fulton Market #213, Chicago, IL 60607   |   312.243.4100  |   sbxinsurtech@sandboxindustries.com