Steve Naish

Steve Naish is Guidewire Practice Leader at Cognizant. He has 25 years of experience using technology to help leading insurers drive profitable growth. Steve's background includes both company and consulting experience, including leading multiple core systems evaluations and implementations.  In particular, he led the technology and data delivery workstreams for the Guidewire InsuranceSuite™ implementation at Catlin Ltd. As a result of this undertaking, the data solution developed was recognized as an industry first.

Prior to Cognizant, Steve worked at WGroup, a technology management consulting firm, at Fifth Third Bank as Chief Information Officer, at Munich Re as Vice President of Information Technology Services, and at American International Group (AIG), where he launched a new technology platform to support a start-up business.  He also co-founded and managed technology teams for two fast growing insurance start-up companies, both of which were acquired by publicly traded companies. 

Steve received a bachelor's of science in finance with a minor in management information systems from Miami University in Oxford, OH.  Additionally, he graduated from the Ashridge Executive Education Program in Berkhamsted, UK. He can be reached at 


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