Leadership

Frederick Duguay, President

Fred Duguay Picture Fred has extensive experience in business development, technology, and law. Prior to Bond-Pro, Fred served as Managing Director of Angel Group Capital & Consulting, LLC, a regional venture capital firm. Previously, Fred was General Counsel of CommerceQuest, Inc., a leading software integration and middleware consulting company. Fred also served as CEO and co-founded Advanced Technology Partners, an MIT start-up, where he led the company’s rounds of financing and its subsequent successful sale in 1998. Fred has also held senior level financial, legal, and management roles at KAO Info Systems, Stream International, and Corporate Software & Technology. Fred holds a B.S. in Economics and Finance from Salem State University, a Juris Doctor in Law from the University of Massachusetts, and he attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Program in Information Management Technology. He has published articles and participated in numerous speaking events regarding intellectual property management and technology.

Chris LeBlanc, Chief Product Officer

Chris LeBlanc Picture Chris brings over 20 years of advanced technology and data analytics experience in the Financial, Insurance and Telecom industries, leading organizations through the changing technology landscape, expansion of intellectual property, adoption of new technology and enabling business growth. Chris has led the vision, development and full commercialization of several mobile and online decision management, consumer acquisition and underwriting platforms, designed for customization. Before joining Bond Pro, Chris served as Chief Information Officer at Blackthorn Advisory Group and CLVerify, LLC. In addition, he spent 10 years at Liberty Mutual Insurance leading strategic initiatives in partnership with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in re-engineering enterprise wide business processes and technology for WC and P&C insurance lines. Chris also held several roles including GM/Vice President of Development at Lightbridge, a technology company providing online risk, credit and electronic payment gateway services. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems (MIS), a Master in Business Administration and a certificate in Information Technology Management.

Victor Dragon, Chief Delivery Officer

Vic Dragon Picture Vic has more than 20 years of executive and product leadership experience in growth stage organizations operating in highly regulated industries. The majority of this experience has been within organizations fueled by technology and software innovations. Prior to Bond-Pro, Vic was most recently Chief of Staff and EVP of Product and Program Development at Health Integrated, an innovative care management firm providing services to millions of health plan members throughout the United States. He has held a number of CEO or President roles including: Key West Aloe (cosmetics, drugs and manufacturing), SnapDragon Medical (secure healthcare messaging), Wound Care Innovations (medical devices), and Medeway (physician practice management and electronic medical records). He has operated as partner, founder, and turnaround executive to preserve and grow value in a wide range of industries. Vic holds Bachelor’s of Arts degrees in both Economics and International Affairs from Lafayette College.

Jeffrey York, Executive Vice-President of Business Development

Jeff York Picture Jeff has over 25 years of experience in both Surety and the Information Technology fields, holds several certifications, and has been a key contributor to the success of several organizations. He was first exposed to Surety as an intern creating a commercial bonding system for a local insurance agency. After graduating from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems, Jeff became IT Manager at FARO Technologies. He was was original team member and served for nearly 7 years as Chief Technology Officer of e-SURETY™. Jeff shifted career paths becoming a early team member at Aplicor, publishers of cloud-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Accounting software where he served in various Business Development, Applications Engineering, and Consulting leadership roles. Jeff then founded, Cirrus6, delivering CRM related cloud & mobile applications. He joined Bond-Pro in 2013 providing technology leadership before assuming the role of Business Development executive.

Jacques Levy, Chief Architect

Jacques brings over 20 years of development experience in the Financial, Insurance, Education, Telematics and Banking industries. He has worked as a Lead Architect and Developer for several fortune 500 companies including JP Morgan Chase and Raymond James Financial. Jacques has architected and designed several highly critical transactional systems in banking and insurance, ACH processing, credit card processing, CRM, imaging and business intelligence including analysis services, integration services, reporting services and cube modeling. He has extensive experience in leading teams in the US, Latin America, and India leveraging his fluid multilingual skills in English and Spanish. Jacques is a strong advocate for establishing effective rapid application design and development using Agile methodologies and SOA standards. His technical experience includes large project implementations and distributed systems using the following languages and technologies: Microsoft technology stack, C/C++, JAVA, Delphi, X-Base, COBOL, ANSI SQL, T-SQL, PL-SQL, Analysis Services, web frameworks (MVC, Web Forms, Angular JS, Knockout, JQuery), ODATA, MSMQ, IBM MQ, OWIN etc. Jacques holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Analysis and in Accounting and several certifications including Microsoft Certified Professional, Advanced MDX by Pro-clarity, Quality Education System (QES) and Quality Control Management.

Josh Candamo, EVP of Software Development

Josh Candamo Picture Josh joined Bond-Pro after a career in software development that included technology leadership, entrepreneurship, consulting, and both back-end and front-end development. His previous roles include Head of Development at Ensurem, overseeing the development of direct-to-consumer insurance technology for the Senior market, and the rapid growth of the Engineering, QA, and BI organizations. Prior to Ensurem, he was the Director of Development at Accusoft, a company that creates document and imaging tools for developers. At Accusoft, Josh worked to maintain and improve the company’s SDK products by leveraging machine learning technologies and best practices in software engineering. Josh was also the President at K9 Bytes Software, a leading provider of technology for the pet care industry. At K9 Bytes, Josh help the industry modernize intake practices with many technology innovations such as the first self-serving kiosk for boarding kennel facilities, and the first mobile device application for routine pet care medication and diet servicing. Josh holds a PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of South Florida, specializing in pattern recognition and image processing.

Lori Newhouse, Vice-President of Implementations

Lori Newhouse Picture Lori is a senior consultant on the Bond-Pro professional services team and has engaged with dozens of our carrier customers. For the past 25 years, Lori has held both consulting and operational leadership roles in managed care, system development, and system implementation. Lori has served as an executive sponsor, business owner, product owner and lead functionality designer for several proprietary software systems. Additionally, her experience as a business analyst, industry expert, Agile development manager, project manager, and customer liaison have allowed her to effectively bridge the communication gap between the customer’s business needs and its diverse mix of software solutions. Lori holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s degree from Kent State University.

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