Vertafore, University of Washington Bothell Launch Technical Leadership Development Partnership

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New program to offer “mini-MBA” strengthens partnership between software leader and UW Bothell

Vertafore (, @Vertafore), the leading provider of software that transforms the insurance industry, and the University of Washington Bothell School of Business today launched a new partnership to enhance technology expertise and leadership.

“As one of the area’s leading software companies we are committed to promoting from within and investing in our employees’ leadership and development to help accelerate their personal career advancement, while also contributing to our company growth,” said Jay Nelson, Vice President of Human Resources at Vertafore. “Developing this program with the UW represents an exciting opportunity to partner with one of the nation’s top business schools, and take our business and the growing business community on the Eastside to the next level.”

Course content includes leadership and organizational culture development; economics, strategy, accounting, finance; operation management and software development process; and organizing for innovation. Learning includes lectures, interactive classroom exercises, business simulation, case studies, team projects and self-study.

“The UW Bothell School of Business is profoundly committed to serving innovative corporations in the region. We have enjoyed our deep collaboration with Vertafore and look forward to a mutually productive partnership,” said Dr. Sandeep Krishnamurthy, Director of the School of Business. Dr. Walt Freytag, Associate Director, added, “I have had the privilege of teaching the first module in this program. It has been a pleasure to meet and to work with the future leaders of the company from all parts of the country.”

Vertafore is ranked by the Puget Sound Business Journal as the fifth largest software company in the Puget Sound area, the highest ranking of any private company on the list. The company employs more than 1,300 employees nationwide.

About Vertafore
Vertafore delivers software and services that transform the business of insurance. Unique to the industry, more than 20,000 customers rely on Vertafore to provide integrated technology that connects the entire industry with the most complete source of solutions—agency management, rating and connectivity, content management and workflow, information solutions and producer lifecycle management—so their businesses run better and are more profitable. For more information about Vertafore, please visit

About UW Bothell
The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. For more information, visit

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