All the way back in 1989, she started working at Commercial Union as an Assistant Vice President. That was where she really started her biggest developments in the insurance technology industry and started to do what she loved. From there, she continued to work as either an executive or adviser to many large insurance or technology businesses helping the insurance technology industry itself expand and grow more than ever.
That leads us to today where she works at Patriot Technology Solutions. She was recruited to work at Patriot in order to revamp the IT department. She started with just a few employees and dived right in. She has been persistent and hard working in a way that could only expand and stabilize a department that had previously looked as though it was going to stop working entirely. Now, Patriot works to help provide technology solutions to clients in the insurance industry, and she has been extremely successful in those endeavors.
Currently the President and CIO at Patriot Technology Solutions, Judith Haddad has been an extremely successful executive. She has worked for almost 30 years in the insurance technology industry and has been successful at every turn. Those who know her say she is a talented executive who is highly professional and extremely talented. Nobody who has worked with her has an unkind thing to say, as she has been able to teach and guide employees and businesses towards successful achievements. Here is how she got to where she is today.
INSEAD has three campuses in France, Singapore, and Abu Dhabi in order to offer an exceptional education to many people of different origins. The school focuses on different people and cultures bringing together ideas in order to help transform lives and create a better understanding of other perspectives, which is extremely valuable in the business world. The school offers a variety of programs, including everything from MBAs to specialized master degrees to PhDs. In 1960, it opened its first campus in France which really pioneered the ability to give a rounded international business education.
After getting a bachelor’s degree and MBA, I had been working in my job at a bank when I realized I was going to need to get some more education if I was going to progress any further. I needed more education than I currently had, and I felt as though I had reached my stopping point. So, I looked into business programs and decided I should attend INSEAD, one of the top rated Business schools in the world. It was there that I met Judith Haddad who became not only a study-mate but an amazing example of leadership.
A role model for my daughter
Since that time, I’ve always looked up to her and used her as an example for my daughter. Judy Haddad is strong and passionate with her work while simultaneously being generous and kind with everyone she works with. On top of that, she has excelled in her career and is currently the President and CIO of Patriot Technology Solutions. If there ever was a woman who could shatter the glass ceiling and prove women are just as capable as men, it was Judith. I hope my daughter grows up to be strong and passionate about her work, whatever it may be, and that she will always look to Judy and her career as an example of what women and leaders can accomplish if they work hard.
I have been friends with Judith Haddad since we worked together at Blue Cod Technologies. It has been a while since then, but we still reach out to each other when we have time and catch up on our lives and what we are doing. If Judith wasn’t already very impressive when I worked with her, she is even more impressive now. In fact, she is the role model for my daughter that I always wanted, and I’ve been fortunate enough to have her around enough for my daughter to actually look up to.
The most important thing Judith taught me is that I need to spend time teaching the people I work with. She explained that people who lead in companies sometimes try to do everything on their own because it seems easier than letting someone else do it, but it is a trap I shouldn’t fall into. My efforts as a CIO would be completely wasted unless I took the time to teach employees how to do things for themselves. And she was right. I would go a hundred times again for that precious time I had with her, and I wish everyone could have the same opportunity.
There’s nothing I like more than business trips to sunny places where I can learn from the best in the industry. And that is exactly what I got to experience when I travelled to Florida. The beaches in Florida were absolutely beautiful, and the nightlife is everything you see in the movies. I even got a chance to hold a baby alligator and go on an airboat tour through the everglades. But what I got most from my trip was an opportunity to spend a few hours with Judith Haddad getting some advice on how to better succeed as a CIO.
While attending Nova Southeastern University, I was able to meet and make lifelong friends with many men and women who were also attending the program to get their Masters of Business Administration degrees. We all entered the program at the same time, so we spent a lot of time together in study groups and even just hanging out after class and blowing off some steam. While getting to know these other students, the one I was most impressed with was Judith Haddad, one of the top students in our class who was not only a great student but an amazing example and teacher for the rest of us. I am so grateful for my opportunity I had to work with her and spend so much time learning from her.
To this day, I have kept in close contact with Judith because she became a close friend in her caring nature and leadership. I’ve seen her example as she has continued to pursue leadership positions and taught those around her with the patience and understanding she had even back when we were both pursuing our MBAs. I believe she has made a huge difference in the lives of many people, but I know for sure she has made a difference for me.
Not only that, but she showed me how to succeed. She taught me how to be more efficient in my job and helped me understand anything I was struggling with a little bit. It was even easier to approach management about furthering my career in the company not only because of her encouragement but also because she had taught me the skills I needed to succeed. Many of those skills have been brought with me in my career to other companies and other job positions, so I have been able to be successful in everything I do, and not just one or two different jobs. Judith Haddad is an amazing woman with so much to give to the world, and working with her was one of the best moments in my career.
I worked at Blue Cod Technologies for a few years, and it was a really fantastic experience for me, both personally and for my career. I’m very glad I had the opportunity to work there and learn about the property and casualty insurance industry as well as the chance to work with some amazing people who taught me how to do my job well and how to make a career out of the job I loved. One of those people was Judith Haddad who worked at Blue Cod Technologies for about five years as an Executive Consultant. If it weren’t for her, I don’t know that I would be the successful business woman I am today.
Judith L. Haddad holds the position of President and Chief Information Officer for Patriot Technology Solutions. Previously, Ms. Haddad served as Vice President of Information Technology for NYMAGIC, a multi-line insurance carrier based in New York.
One of the most valuable roles in a company these days is the Chief Information Officer (CIO), responsible for the IT department and all technology-based decisions within the company. While once a role that didn’t play much into how a company functioned, it is now a key role within a business that must be filled by someone who really understands technology as well as how a company needs to run. Being able to see the whole picture is key to being a successful CIO, and it is exactly why Judith Haddad has had so much success.
Her ability to see the big picture has also helped Judith Haddad in her current role at Patriot Technology Solutions where she is the CIO responsible for providing technology solutions not only to her own company but to the insurance industry as a whole.
While sexism in the workplace is a real problem that many women have faced over the years, Judith Haddad is living proof that a woman can find success if she works hard and gives it her all. Though she has faced many challenges in the workplace, she says that she found people were very receptive to her regardless of her gender because they believed she knew what she was doing and was working hard. So, what does it take for a woman to find success in the business world?
Haddad’s path to success
Judith Haddad has worked as an executive in the insurance technology world for over 20 years, and at this point, has the respect of all her peers. We are fortunate to live in a world where women who are determined cannot be stopped by men and that they are able to progress with hard work and dedication despite the naysayers who would say otherwise.
Insurance 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.
I 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.