Petplan Pet Insurance Names Chuck Virtu as Director of Information Technology

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Virtu’s experience with fast-growing companies makes him a perfect fit in his role as Petplan’s “IT” Factor

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Chuck’s experience, passion and ability to match solid technological support and infrastructure with our vision for the business make him the right choice for us.

Petplan Pet Insurance, America’s No. 1 rated pet insurance company, has named Chuck Virtu as its Director of Information Technology. With almost 30 years of corporate technology and systems management experience, Virtu is well-prepared to apply his skills to Petplan, one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in America.

“We are delighted to have Chuck join our team,” says Natasha Ashton, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Petplan pet insurance. “His accomplished tenure at companies known for innovative approach, commitment to customer service and unprecedented growth make Chuck the ideal addition to our leadership team. Chuck’s experience, passion and ability to match solid technological support and infrastructure with our vision for the business make him the right choice for us. And as a member of the technology solutions team at Commerce Bank during its own period of explosive growth, we’re more than confident that Chuck has the expertise needed to implement smart, scalable systems that will keep up with the pace that we’ve set for Petplan.”

In addition to Virtu’s experience with overseeing all aspects of the technology used to support the Commerce Capital Markets group, he spent 18 years with IBM, where he provided assistance in mainframe, network and server environments. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Philadelphia University.

“I’m very excited to be a part of the team at Petplan,” Virtu says. “It’s like building a staircase. As [co-founders] Chris and Natasha take steps up to grow the company, my job is to give them the step to stand on, to offer the technological support and solutions to lead the business to new heights.” He continues, “I’ve worked before in very fast-paced growth environments, and there’s a unique opportunity to get things right the first time.”

Virtu admits that as a pet parent, Petplan’s growth wasn’t the only thing that appealed to him. “As soon as I walked in, I loved the culture, the vibe and the attitude of the place. My family always had dogs when I was growing up, and as an adult that has continued. We’ve had everything from St. Bernards to Miniature Schnauzers, so I appreciate Petplan’s mission to educate pet parents about their breeds and pet health. But my all-time favorite breed is the pound puppy.”

Top-rated pet insurance provider, Petplan, is the only pet insurance company to have been included on Inc. Magazine’s list of 500 fastest-growing, privately held companies in America. Petplan’s fully customizable policies provide coverage for all hereditary and congenital conditions for the life of the pet as standard, and meet the coverage requirements and budget for pets of all/any age. Petplan policies are underwritten by AGCS Marine Insurance Company, a member of the Allianz Group, rated A+ by A.M. Best (2010). For information, about Petplan pet insurance, visit or call 1-866-467-3875.


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