Employee Spotlight: Alex Findlater

Meet Alexander Findlater, a senior data scientist at Groundspeed, whose focus is primarily on adding underwriting value to the submission data we extract and structure for insurers. His team develops and maintains several ML models that help clients quickly and accurately organize and understand submission data.

What is your favorite part about Groundspeed?
Groundspeed is a great place to work if you like working with intelligent and motivated people to solve difficult problems. I have learned a ton from the people I work with, who always share their wealth of insurance and technical knowledge. Also, as a data scientist, it is exciting to continuously research and leverage the state-of-the-art in ML to solve problems at Groundspeed.

What are you most proud of during your journey with Groundspeed?
Having been here a few years, I’m most proud of how Groundspeed continues to deliver increasing submission value for a growing number of underwriters.

What do you think is the future of Commercial Insurance Underwriting and the role of Groundspeed in shaping that?
Insurers will increasingly leverage AI to automate segments of small market and personal lines underwriting. For the more complex cases in the middle and large markets, AI will continue to emerge as a powerful analysis tool to help underwriters more quickly understand complex exposures, characterize applicants relative to their book of business, and reduce time-to-quote. Groundspeed is well-positioned to be the first step in future underwriting pipelines. Providing high-quality structured extracts of submission documents and pulling in various 3rd-party data sources, Groundspeed helps underwriters quickly gain a complete and accurate characterization of a prospective insured.

Can you share a fun fact about yourself?
I became a father last year! Our daughter Evelyn was born on May 8th.

Alex, we are happy to have you be a part of our team that is changing the future of insurance. If you are interested in learning more about our open positions, visit our careers page here.