Executive team

Robin Roberson

Managing Director – North America, Claim Central Consolidated

Robin Roberson was appointed Managing Director of North America in July, 2020.

Robin has more than 25 years of experience working with clients to develop solutions to improve their business. She has held numerous leadership roles throughout her career and has won multiple awards highlighting her commitment to customers, business organizations and her community. Most recently, Robin was President and co-founder of Goose & Gander, a boutique consulting firm focused on technology solutions, cyber security and insurtech. Prior to that, she was co-founder and CEO of WeGoLook, where she changed the way insurance carriers (along with other industries) leveraged the gig economy, by dispatching “Lookers” on-demand to capture field data then selling her company to a global TPA.

Robin is now ready to bring a new era of on-demand data collection to customers, delivering claims solutions by lessening the gap between technology and services in the US to provide a more cost-efficient and improved customer experience.

Robin is an Advisory Board member for The Institutes and regularly attends and speaks at insurance industry events.


Kenneth Knoll

Managing Director, Head of Product – North America, Claim Central Consolidated

Kenneth Knoll was appointed Managing Director, Head of Product for North America in July 2020.

Kenneth is a passionate operator with a history of solving business problems through product innovation. With a venture advisory and investment background, he has worked with dozens of early stage technology companies to refine product and go-to-market strategies.

As former managing partner and Chief Operating Officer for WeGoLook, an on-demand field inspection provider for insurance carriers, banks, and other large enterprise clientele, Kenneth led market strategy, product innovation and operations through multiple hyper-growth stages. He oversaw expansion from the United States into Canada and the United Kingdom and positioned the company for a successful exit to a global TPA in 2017. Most recently, Kenneth was CEO and co-founder of Goose & Gander, an insurtech-focused consulting firm.

Kenneth brings multi-industry and international perspective having worked with businesses spanning Asia, Europe, Africa, and the US. Kenneth studied finance and international business at the University of Tulsa, is certified in Product Innovation and Development, and has completed executive training programs at the University of California Berkeley and Emory University.


Brian Siemsen

Global Chief Executive Officer, Claim Central Consolidated

Brian Siemsen has been Global CEO of Claim Central Consolidated since 2002.

Since then, Brian has built a business on his aspiration for the standard in claims management practices to be the intelligent use of insurance technologies and digital supply chain solutions, coupled with exceptionally talented people.

Brian has successfully overseen the global expansion of Claim Central Consolidated into multiple geographies including Australia, the United States, South Africa, Italy and New Zealand – all the while driving the focus of the business towards technology solutions and data insights that provide continuous claims improvement for our clients. He has been instrumental in securing funding and undertaking key acquisitions to support the growth of the business.

A thought leader in the insurance and insurtech industries, Brian has been a regular speaker and panel member of numerous events both in Australia and internationally. Among other awards, Brian was selected as Ernst & Young’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 and was proud to oversee Claim Central Consolidated’s nomination at #8 in AFR’s Most Innovative Companies in Australia in 2016.


Olek Shestakov

Managing Director (Head of Livegenic)

Olek was appointed Managing Director (Head of Livegenic) in October 2020.  

As an engineer, serial entrepreneur and vivid technologist, Olek’s background includes over 20 years leading lean technology organizations and numerous innovative initiatives. Prior to joining Claim Central Consolidated, Olek co-founded Livegenic and also held several executive and leadership roles, successfully delivering world class solutions in the telecom, digital video, broadcasting, IT and financial industries.

As Managing Director (Head of Livegenic), Olek leads and directs overall Livegenic strategy, key partnerships, clients and product strategy.

Olek holds degrees in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology), International and Business Law (USUFIT), and is a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv). 


John Wright

Senior Advisor, Claim Central Consolidated USA

John Wright has been a Senior Advisor for the USA team since June 2020. 
He also serves as the USA board member for Precision Autonomy LLC and Johnson, Kendall & Johnson, Inc.. He previously served as the President & CEO of Johnson, Kendall & Johnson, Inc. (Property & Casualty risk management), Johnson, Kendall & Johnson Benefits Inc. (Employee Benefits consulting company) and JKJ&H International Inc. (joint venture German domiciled company focused on international risk management). He has worked with the JKJ group since 1978. 
He has served on regional advisory councils for insurance companies and has chaired the National Advisory Board for Atlantic Mutual Insurance Companies and Hanover Insurance Group. John has also served on the National President’s Circle Advisory Board for Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company and Chubb Mountainview Indemnity Company.  He served as a director on the boards of captive insurers such as Pareto Captive Services and participated on the investment committee for Great Alliance Insurance Limited.  John also has served on the board and executive committee of RiskProNet International, an international group of affiliated insurance organizations. He also served as a director and President for UNIBA, an international brokers organization based in Brussels, Belgium. 
John has acted as a lead consultant for Fortune 500 corporations and multinational companies involving risk management and feasibility studies for alternative funding programs. 


Paul Yau

Senior Advisor, Claim Central Consolidated USA

Paul Yau has been a Senior Advisor to the USA team since April 2020. 
Paul has over twenty years experience as a strategic finance and investment executive, helping design and execute investment and growth strategies. His experience spans from startups, venture and private equity backed companies, to billion dollar public companies. He has broad experience across sectors including technology, fintech, business services, marketplaces, consumer, and asset intensive industries. 
Most recently, Paul was the CFO at Ampology, a venture studio and investment firm that builds startups in partnership with leading public brands. He previously held roles including Senior Vice President at Macquarie Capital’s Principal Transactions Group; and Global Head of Development at Thomson Reuters, Investors division. He is also the Managing Partner at Tribeca Black, an investment and advisory consulting firm. 
Originally hailing from Australia, Paul graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Commerce with majors in accounting and finance, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Ernst & Young.



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