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 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.
Greg von der Linden
Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Greg von der Linden is Confie’s head of Human Resources and a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team. In this role, Greg leads the US and Mexican teams of human resources professionals responsible for recruiting, compensation, benefits, employee relations and payroll. He and his team are responsible for building Confie’s Winning Culture as part of the company’s Roadmap for Growth. He brings over 20 years of human resources experience, primarily in financial service. Prior to Confie, Greg was the Vice President and head of human resources for AudaExplore, a Leading global provider of software and services for the automobile claims processing industry. Before that he was the Vice President and head of global talent acquisition for PIMCO, a global investment solutions provider, where he created a dedicated recruiting department which helped double the firm’s headcount. Greg started his HR career with NationsBank/Bank of America where he held a variety of HR leadership roles in retail and global investment banking. After college, Greg served as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy for 5 years and was a participant in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.