Pawlicy Advisor appoints chief financial officer

Pet insurance comparison site Pawlicy Advisor has appointed Jamie Specht as chief financial officer.

In this new role, Specht will focus on amplifying strategic growth through partnership and business expansion.

Specht most recently led finance at digital insurance broker Gabi, which was acquired by Experian for $320 million.

Alongside Specht, Pawlicy Advisor also announced the appointments of Chris Osnato as Insurance Counsel & Director of Carrier Relations and Roz Chinchiolo as Head of Customer Success.

Prior to joining Pawlicy Advisor, Osnato served as an attorney at Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C., specializing in all aspects of insurance law for a variety of clients, including Pawlicy Advisor, which he has worked closely with since 2019. In this new role, he will manage the company’s insurance partnerships, including the acceleration of new carrier onboardings to the company’s marketplace, and oversee licensed activity and internal compliance.

Also part of the expansion, Chinchiolo brings a wealth of experience in senior customer success from respected healthcare and technology companies including Overjet and One Medical. In joining Pawlicy Advisor, she will lead client engagement, onboarding, and education with veterinary practices in an effort to maximize customer benefits to the company platform.

In addition, Pawlicy Advisor recently appointed Ricky Walther, DVM, as Chief Medical Officer in 2023.

“With these additions to our senior team, we reinforce our commitment to the veterinary community and to our mission to shape the pet insurance sector for the better. This growth phase marks a pivotal moment in our journey, and we are poised to meet the needs of pet owners, veterinary teams, and strategic partners alike.” – Woody Mawhinney, CEO and co-founder at Pawlicy Advisor.

“Pawlicy Advisor is setting a new standard for the pet insurance industry, and I look forward to enabling more accessible veterinary care and financial well-being for both pet owners and veterinarians. I am honored to join a truly innovative team, alongside Chris and Roz, as we work toward the next stages of growth and business maturity while simultaneously increasing pet insurance adoption to better care for our beloved pets.” – Jamie Specht.