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.
Chief Sales Officer
Darrin Silveria is Chief Sales Officer of Confie. Darrin brings over 25 years of proven business experience in sales, operations, and strategic development. He joined Confie in 2013 and has played a key role in developing and executing comprehensive sales, marketing, and service strategies to optimize performance. Prior to joining Confie, Darrin had several roles at T-Mobile with increasing levels of responsibility throughout his tenure, including Vice President General Manager of Strategic Transformation as well as leadership responsibility for several field operating units. During his tenure at Pepsi, Darrin served as Vice President of Retail Sales, leading the strategic development and execution of retail sales initiatives and was promoted many times to lead several operating units with increased levels of responsibility, including his role as Vice President General Manager of a newly acquired bottling operation. Darrin received his Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Fresno.
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.
Executive Vice President, MGA
Andrew Shrout is the EVP and Head of Confie MGA. Andrew brings over 20 years of insurance carrier experience in Strategy, Product, and Operations, including an expertise in enterprise transformations, large-scale technology implementations, and reviving latent business units. He joined Confie in 2017 and led the transformation of the MGA unit, integrating multiple acquired entities into a single platform and shifting the operating model to mimic a carrier mentality with singular focus on growing profitable business. Prior to joining Confie, Andrew has held various leadership roles at leading P&C carriers including The Hartford, Allstate, and Fireman’s Fund. Most recently, he served as the Managing Director of the Contract Bind / Small Commercial unit at IFG Companies, leading the unit to restored profitability and relevance in the wholesale marketplace. Andrew holds a BS in Finance from Georgetown College and an MBA from the University of Colorado.