Patriot Fixing the Insurance Industry

judith-haddad-awardsInsurance has evolved over the years to be something that is not just available to consumers but essential for businesses and consumers to use on a regular basis. Whether it is a business ensuring they have the right worker’s comp insurance or a consumer filing a claim after a car crash, insurance really is something we deal with every day. That is why it is so important for insurance companies to have the right technology solutions making it easier for their employees and customers to access insurance information. This is where Patriot Technology Solutions comes in.

What is Patriot doing?

Under the direction of President and CIO, Judith Haddad, Patriot has been working in the insurance industry to build the technology necessary for the industry to progress. Haddad has many years working with insurance and as a CIO, so she is the perfect person to head up the team. When she started at Patriot, she had only a team of 8 people, but since then has grown significantly. They are certainly filling a need in the insurance industry where technology is needed in a specialized way but nobody has ever been willing to fulfill the role before. Patriot has received a number of awards under the leadership of Judith Haddad, including the Novarica 2014 Impact Award for their work on the legacy system replacement project.

Executive profile on Judith Haddad

judith-haddad-diningJudith Haddad is currently the President and CIO at Patriot Technology Solutions. But how did she get there and what experience brought her to this role? Here is everything you need to know about Haddad’s past and how she got started at Patriot.

Education

Judith Haddad received her Bachelor of Science degree from Clark University, a school known for its research in addressing social and human imperatives on a global scale. The school focuses on changing the world though less conventional means. Haddad then attended Nova Southeastern University where she received her Master of Business Administration and was given awards for her honors status. NSU is the largest, private, selective, research university in Florida. The school is well known for research and its involvement with community. After that, she received her executive management training at INSEAD, one of the world’s leading graduate business schools with campuses in France, Singapore, and Abu Dhabi.

Inspiration from Judith Haddad

judith-haddad-friendsI met Judith Haddad when we were at college together at Clark University. We have remained friends over the years and get together every once in a while. I’ve seen how much she has accomplished not only for herself but for other women as she has shattered the glass ceiling as a well-known and successful company executive. I’ve seen her take many positions, but currently, she is the President and CIO of Patriot Technology Solutions. In that position, she has really had a lot of success in providing extraordinary technology solutions in the insurance industry.

An advocate for women

Women have this problem where we constantly compare ourselves to one another. It means that no matter how successful we are in our chosen career paths, we still worry that we aren’t as good as our friend or neighbor even if they are doing completely different things than us. One of the things I love most about Judith Haddad is her ability to recognize a woman’s worth despite what she thinks of herself. Even though I’ve chosen to spend a lot of my life at home with children, she never once made me feel like that wasn’t as hard as her job or that it wasn’t as important as what she was doing. And when I was ready to get back into working, she helped me get caught back up and start my career. She is a firm believer that women can do whatever they want and are valuable no matter what choices they make.