Garrett Davis - Bio

 

Summary

I am an architect, developer, and manager with over thirty years of experience in the insurance industry and specifically in applying data processing technology to the industry. I have designed, sold, installed and supported major enterprise systems from inception through production and maintenance. I have held both management and design / development roles for several software vendors and several major insurance carriers, supporting both commercial and personal P&C lines as well as life/health insurance. I communicate easily with management, underwriters, claim adjusters, actuaries, and programmers. And I have managed operating departments, maintaining consistent service levels, improving procedures, and delivering business value with limited resources.

 

My roles have included the following:

  • Consulting, business requirements analysis, design, and implementation.

  • Business development and client relationship management.

  • Project definition, statements of work, and contract drafting.

  • Project estimation, planning, scheduling, and progress reporting.

  • Management of multiple teams, including subcontractors, individual contractors and independent organizations, offshore and onshore.

Achievements

  • Development manager - supported development and sales of all PC-based software for a life insurance software vendor, including marketing support software, sales data retrieval and agent-to-company communication systems, and interfaces to medical data providers.  Managed a group of thirty consultants, developers, and project managers. 
  • Developer - built from scratch several complete enterprise solutions, including the following:
    a premium finance company administration system;
    a policy administration system for life, health, disability, and other employee benefits;
    a billing, inventory, billing, and receivables system used by distributors in several industries. 
  • Financial accountant - in charge of preparation of all financial statements for a regional automobile insurer, including a complete Annual Statement.  Participated in negotiations with reinsurers, and managed the insurer's data processing performed by a service bureau.   
  • Auditor - participated in financial audits of corporations in many industries, including a steel mill, an insurance carrier, and a mortgage bank. 
  • Entrepreneur - founded and operated a software company and sold accounting systems to several hundred small businesses, most of whom had never previously used computers.

Key Skills

  • Industry knowledge: Health care and insurance (30-plus years) - life and property/casualty, personal and commercial lines Also: construction, and general accounting
  • Process and Functional Skills: All aspects related to consulting, marketing, design, development, and support of administrative and accounting systems for the insurance industry
  • Design and Architecture: Insurance policy administration / accounting / billing / claims processing and medical billing, covering custom development, COTS installation and integration, and legacy system support and maintenance
  • Hardware: IBM Mainframes, PCs and compatibles, various minicomputers
  • Operating Systems:  Windows (all versions), MS-DOS, Mainframe DOS/VSE, OS, CICS, TSO
  • Computer Languages: Basic, COBOL, Fortran, Easytrieve, HTML, Java/J2EE, Javascript, Pascal, Python, RPG, VBScript
  • Databases: Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, dBase 2, dBase 3
  • Software Tools:  Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project, Visio, Crystal Reports, Open Office, Adobe Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Rational Rose, MagicDraw

Credentials 

  • Bachelor of Business Administration with Highest Honors, University of Texas, Austin.
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chartered Life Underwriter
  • Fellow, Life Management Institute
  • Chartered Property/Casualty Underwriter


Contact me

Send me an email, to: GarrettDavisCPA - at - gmail.com.  I look forward to getting to know you.