OUR LEADERSHIP TEAMXceedance is led by a team of entrepreneurs who saw an opportunity to build a resourceful company from the ground up. Xceedance was formed — with a focus on delivering responsive managed services and innovative technology solutions to the insurance industry. The passion and vision of the Xceedance leadership team has resulted in the company’s rapid growth and reputation as a beneficial, trustworthy business partner for insurers.
OUR PEOPLE MAKE THE DIFFERENCEXceedance hires and retains an industry-savvy workforce skilled in insurance operations, technology, analytics, process optimization and digital enablement. Our teams understand the business of insurance — making us an active partner in helping insurers enrich policyholder service, increase new business and grow revenue. Clients expect integrated insurance solutions and ongoing expertise from Xceedance. The company’s industry-trained experts collaborate closely with insurance organizations worldwide to launch new products, drive operations, implement cutting-edge technology and deploy analytic resources.
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BOARD OF DIRECTORSAs Xceedance continues its journey of rapid growth and expansion of innovative managed services for the global insurance industry, the company will be guided by a group of seasoned insurance professionals. The Xceedance board of directors is composed of executives with distinguished and varied international careers, representing diverse expertise and leadership across a broad range of industry disciplines.
John Begley was appointed to the Board of Xceedance in January 2017, having previously worked at Aon UK Ltd for 13 years in a variety of roles, notably Chief Operating Officer – Global Broking Centre and EMEA, and Director Operational Excellence, EMEA. Prior to joining Aon, John worked for BAA (UK airports operator including Heathrow and Gatwick) as Group Financial Controller. He also worked at Royal Mail (UK Post Office), with responsibilities for Shared Services and the implementation of SAP. John is a qualified accountant with an MBA from Manchester Business School.
Todd Link is Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, responsible for Operations, Systems, Administration, and Finance. Prior to joining BHSI, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Finance Officer of Lexington Insurance Company. Prior to that, Todd was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer at MPM Capital, a dedicated life sciences venture capital firm. Todd holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from California State University, Long Beach and a Master’s in Business Administration from Suffolk University. Todd holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Nithyanandan Radhakrishnan (Nithya) is founder and partner at Brown Tree Consulting, based in Bangalore, India. He offers consulting and advisory services to clients across the U.S., Europe, Asia and India in the areas of investments, business and valuation services, legal and tax advisory, and M&A and business structuring. Brown Tree Consulting clients include investment offices, private equity firms, angel investors and venture capital funds. Nithya was formerly the General Counsel of Infosys Ltd (NYSE: INFY) and is licensed to practice law in California and India. In addition to his role on the board of Xceedance, Nithya serves as a board member at Cloudtail India, Prione Business Services, and Anviti Insurance Brokers.
Uday Virkud is committed to helping businesses grow. His professional career of 30 years spans executive leadership roles in business operations, global business development, risk management analytics, and product development. With an extensive international background, Uday has helped companies develop business and build operations in many countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Singapore, India, China and Japan. He has a proven track record of revenue growth and market leadership through visionary business strategy and insightful executive leadership. Before joining the Xceedance board, Uday was President and CEO of 3E Company and Executive Vice President at AIR Worldwide. He has a BTech in Civil Engineering from IIT Bombay, a MS in Civil Engineering from University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a MS in Engineering Management from Northeastern University.
Arun Balakrishnan has built his career around promoting innovation and transformation in the insurance business. He has more than 10 years of experience launching startups in the industry. Arun’s insurance industry experience is rooted in a desire to revitalize processes, streamline operations and provide opportunities for growth. Prior to founding Xceedance and serving as the company’s CEO, he was the chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Insurance in India. In that role, Arun established and executed the company’s market-entry strategy, by building a superior team skilled in insurance processes, technology and back office operations.