Knowing Judith Haddad

Judith-Haddad-cat-with-glassesAll 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.

My personal experience in the INSEAD program

Judith-Haddad-cig-lighterINSEAD 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 Judith Haddad

Judith-Haddad-ace-cardA 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.

Blue Cod Technologies – Working with Judith Haddad

blue-cod-logoNot 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.

Judith Haddad – Looking at the Whole Picture

judith-haddad-astronautOne 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.

Judith Haddad – An executive woman leader

judith-haddad-enjoying-the-sun-setWhile 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.

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.

Role of Judith Haddad as CIO

judith-haddad-officeA Chief Information Officer, or CIO, was a pretty unnecessary job fifty years ago. Though technology was emerging quickly, it was nothing like it is today. At first, the title was given to the person responsible for ensuring all the cables were running smoothly and nothing went wrong with the equipment needed at the office. Now, however, the job is completely different and is a much more valued and necessary role at companies. The CIO at any major company today is responsible for not only ensuring the currently technology is working properly but that the company is up to date on current technology. This person is responsible for researching new and innovative technology options and determining whether or not those are worth using or if the fad will be over too quick to be worth spending thousands of dollars switching employees over.

Judith Haddad has worked as an executive in the insurance technology industry for over 20 years. Loaded with the experience and education to know what is going on and how to build upon current technology, she has been able to lead teams at Patriot to success. She has shown she is extremely innovative and has the ability to see problems and find answers to them. She also has extreme patience when working with and teaching other individuals. Thanks to Haddad, the insurance industry is no longer waiting for technology to catch up.