Chief Executive Officer
Cesar has spent over 20 years driving key, tangible outcomes in leadership roles within financial, insurance, and business services industries. He joined Confie in 2016 as its Chief Operating Officer and defined the company’s growth plan. Prior to Confie, he was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Interstate National, a provider of finance and insurance products and services. Cesar’s background also includes roles as CEO and President of RSM McGladrey Financial Process Outsourcing, Leader of Business Transformation at TravelCick, Senior Vice President, Global Operations at Bowne Corporation, Vice President, Reengineering and Strategy at Dun and Bradstreet, and leadership roles at Xerox Corporation. Cesar started his career having served worldwide including Southwest Asia as a Military Intelligence Officer in the United States Army. Cesar holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Distinguished Military Graduate) and Master of Science in Management Information Systems from Florida Institute of Technology.
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman
Mordy Rothberg has over 20 years of business development and strategy experience including the last 9 in the insurance brokerage business. He previously formed a joint venture with Cisco on the creation of Adir Technologies where he raised $70 million from Cisco, Softbank and others in multiple rounds to spin off technology assets from Net2phone. Mordy was a principal at Net2phone where he raised funds from multiple world class investors including AOL, NBC, Yahoo and Softbank; AT&T ultimately bought 40 percent of Net2phone for $1.4 billion. Before Net2Phone, Mordy served as an Executive Vice President at IDT Corporation, where he spearheaded its international sales efforts.
Chief Sales Officer
Darrin Silveria is Chief Sales Officer of Confie. Darrin brings over 20 years of proven business experience in sales, operations, and strategic development. He is responsible for establishing comprehensive sales & service strategies and sustaining top performance across the company divisions. Prior to joining Confie, Darrin served as Vice President General Manager of Strategic Transformation at telecommunications giant T-Mobile for the company’s $12 billion Retail and Sales channels. Also, Darrin led several field operating units with oversight for $2.2 billion of revenue, and spearhead the meteoric growth of the U.S. branded retail channel. During his tenure at the iconic Pepsi Corporation, Darrin served as Vice President of Retail Sales, leading the strategic development and execution of retail sales initiatives for his $745 million operating unit. In his role as Vice President General Manager, Darrin managed a newly acquired $112 million bottling operation, setting a new standard for success. A native of California, Darrin received his Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Fresno.
Chief MGA Officer
Raimundo Ruiz has 30 years of experience in the personal lines insurance market. Raimundo began his career with Allstate in 1986. There he worked as a Territorial Underwriting Manager and Financial Analyst. In 1992, Raimundo moved to ICW Group, where he and two colleagues founded and developed the company’s Explorer Auto branch. Raimundo soon became SVP of Explorer Insurance, managing all auto insurance functions. From 2000 to 2013, Raimundo served as founder and president of Multi-State Insurance. During his tenure there, Multi-State developed a reputation as an industry leader in the areas of underwriting and operations. Raimundo joined Confie in October 2013, when his MGA was acquired as a key component of Confie’s expanding MGA strategy. Because of his strong underwriting and operational discipline, Raimundo leads all MGA operations as Chief MGA Officer for Confie.
Chief Financial Officer
Michael Kaplan is the Chief Financial Officer of Confie. He is a CPA with 30 years of Finance, Operations, and Strategy leadership experience. Michael started his career at Price Waterhouse. He then spent the next 16 years working in a number of finance and operations leadership roles at The Walt Disney Company. After, Michael took on Divisional CFO roles at Gap Inc. where he led the Finance and IT organizations for Outlet and Banana Republic multi-channel apparel retail business segments. Michael then served as CFO for Harbor Freight Tools, a $2B private hard goods retail company with approximately 350 stores and an online channel. Most recently, Michael was CFO at Pacific Sunwear, a publicly traded $800M multi-channel apparel retail company with an online business and 600 stores across all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Michael has proven experience in delivering enhanced financial performance through leading new business growth initiatives, influencing operational execution and productivity, real estate restructuring, securing debt financing, managing cash liquidity, prudently managing capital, and delivering significant sustainable cost reductions. Michael received a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Los Angeles.
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Carol Newman is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Confie. She is an action-oriented leader with deep experience in the private and public sectors and all facets of the property and casualty insurance business. Over the past 30 years, Carol has served as Chief Legal Officer for major property and casualty companies including RLI Insurance Company and Chicago Insurance Company/Interstate Indemnity Company. From 1998 to 2007, Carol was the Chief Counsel for various business units at Allianz-Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company. Carol has served as trusted advisor on compliance, governance, regulatory, corporate, litigation, reinsurance, employment and workers compensation. During her 12-year tenure at Chicago Insurance Company/Interstate Indemnity Company, Carol provided legal advice on non-standard automobile insurer, agency/broker and MGA business. She also led the stabilization of a $20 billion company as Acting President and CEO at State Compensation Insurance Fund during a time of transition for CEO, COO and CFO. Carol earned a bachelor’s and Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois. She is admitted to practice law in the states of Illinois and California.