Public Announcement
Contact: Elizabeth Pearce                
               Vice President, Business Development                 

January 30, 2023
For Immediate Release

Emilio Figueroa Joins Athena Intelligence as InsurTech Advisor

Sacramento, CA – January 30, 2023 – Athena Intelligence proudly welcomes Emilio Figueroa, a distinguished global insurance innovation thought leader, to its team as an InsurTech advisor. With an illustrious career spanning 33 years in the property/casualty industry, Emilio has consistently demonstrated expertise in insurance program creation, risk management, and innovative solutions across various insurance verticals.

Emilio has been a sought-after speaker on innovation in insurance and insurance-adjacent technologies at conferences across North America and Europe. His extensive experience includes leading the creation of multiple insurance programs and driving innovation in areas such as MGA, captives, alternative risk transfer vehicles, and reinsurance. He is active in multiple insurance-related accelerators, including being a partner in InsurTech LA, and the founder of Indemnity Lab, LLC in San Diego.  Indemnity Lab is a commercial insurance advisory and consulting firm for product ideation, implementation, and program growth.

Commenting on his decision to become an advisor, Emilio Figueroa states, “I participate in a number of insurance accelerators around the world and believe I have a finger on the pulse of innovation in risk assessment. I have not seen anything comparable to the granularity and scalability of Athena’s Voice of the Acre® for wildfire risk assessment.”

David Sypnieski, CEO at Athena Intelligence, adds, “We are thrilled to have another seasoned insurance executive join John Rafferty as an advisor to Athena. John’s decades of experience as a Property and Casualty actuary, and work with Lloyd’s syndicates, have been invaluable in helping Athena understand the property insurance industry and develop prototypes.”

“We welcome Emilio Figueroa to the Athena Intelligence family. We anticipate Emilio’s visionary insights and extensive experience in shaping the future of InsurTech assisting Athena during this challenging time for wildfire risk assessment by property insurers. His track record of driving innovation and navigating the complexities of the insurance landscape aligns seamlessly with Athena's commitment to revolutionizing wildfire risk assessment through cutting-edge technologies.'"

About Athena Intelligence

Athena Intelligence, headquartered in Sacramento, is a data vendor with a proprietary, geospatial, conditional profiling tool that integrates vast amounts of disaggregated wildfire and environmental data. This tool generates spatial intelligence, providing a digital fingerprint of wildfire risk. The company's innovative solutions empower industries such as power, insurance, and financial services to make informed decisions in risk assessment, portfolio optimization, and loss cost probabilities. Learn more at