Yohan Arteaga is a Cuban born US Citizen with experience in building sophisticated web based applications utilized around the world.
Michal Junasek is a Czech Republic born permanent US resident with experience in building insurance systems for more than 14 years and programming all the way back to the days of Basic in DOS systems. He is able to program in at least 8 languages and speaks, reads, and writes several languages as well.
Michal was the VP of Research and Development for Maximum Processing and the lead designer for the core Stingray system for more than 10 years. Michals previous experience includes software development for Accounting, Billing, Document Imaging, Workflow, among others. In his free time Michal enjoys playing with his grandchildren and is an avid photographer. In addition, he is a member of a local Czech band "Five to Twelve" playing the electric guitar and singing backup vocals.
Sarah Munro joins us with over 15 years of experience in building policy and claims systems. She has built insurance systems for a wide variety of P&C carriers, MGAs and TPAs from Pet Insurance, Auto and Home Insurance, Commercial Lines, and Multiple Lines for one of the largest insurance companies in the nation.
Sarah was a Senior Team Lead and Developer at Maximum Processing having worked there as the 5th employee and growing the company to over 150 employees over 15 years. She made sure to know all aspects of the entire insurance eco-system, from billing, accounting, written premium and claims and even kept track of each of her client’s insurance rules. Sarah enjoys having a full understanding of any new system through excellent documentation prior to implementing. In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her daughter, canoeing, marble racing (yes, racing marbles on a homemade track in her backyard), and writing.
Sean Pitcher was originally born in Michigan and went to college in California for Digital Electronics. After college he moved to Florida to be with family and started working in the insurance industry for more than 22 years. He has held positions in various insurance companies such as Service Insurance originally in Bradenton Florida and American Strategic Insurance as the VP of IT originally in St. Petersburg Florida- always providing management, technical guidance, and software development for P&C insurance products and offerings.
Eventually; seeing the issues that insurance carriers, MGAs and MGUs have with policy and claims administration systems - Sean used his life savings and started his own software company (Maximum Processing Inc and the Stingray System) serving the insurance industry. In just under 16 years (2001-2016) he built Maximum Processing from 2 employees into 110 US employees with offices in Florida, North Carolina, Russia, and China. Sean sold the company and all of its assets to a publicly traded company in July of 2016 which included a non-compete for a period of time.
After the non-compete expired - and - seeing an opportunity to improve the design of a system by starting again and coding a core system from the ground up - Sean decided to start a new company - Quick Silver Systems, Inc. By starting over he was able to choose the very latest technologies and coupled with the experiences and lessons learned from his prior insurance adventures he designed a State-of-the-art 100% web based policy and claims administration system called the Mercury Policy & Claims Processing System. Seans' goal is to improve and expand the features and functions available to carriers a offer a complete policy and claims administration system that includes every module and feature "out-of-the-box" at a total cost of ownership that is much less than most competitors initial bid and to deliver these systems with as much or as little customization as a client requires.
Sean believes in creating win-win partnerships built on honesty, trust, (good documentation) and hard work. Partnerships with clients that stand the test of time and the turmoil of software development - that some might even call friends.
Sean also believes in creating a company where employees enjoy their work, see the differences they make in others lives, and have a voice in the day to day decision making that affects their work life. He wants employees to be able to build a career at Quick Silver Systems Inc. that provides for their families and loved ones as much as it provides challenges and opportunities for their own personal growth.