Bold Penguin Bolsters Customer Operations Team

Newly created position will guide strategic partners in leveraging solutions to enhance digital distribution capabilities


COLUMBUS, OH (August 8, 2023)—Bold Penguin, a leading integrated digital solution platform dedicated to simplifying small commercial insurance, has announced Andy Sand as Vice President of Operations, Strategic Partners. The addition of this leadership role will facilitate increased collaboration and co-development of products and services between Bold Penguin and their various strategic customers.

Sand will be responsible for relationship cultivation with strategic partners that leverage Bold Penguin’s integrated suite of products in order to enhance their digital distribution capabilities.

He will oversee how Bold Penguin’s strategic partners utilize and prioritize their Terminal, Enterprise, Exchange, and Storefront products to achieve their growth and profitability goals. From streamlining quote and bind workflows, to monetizing out-of-appetite risks, to enhancing the digital consumer experience, the insurtech’s evolving product suite will continue to be an invaluable tool for strategic partners.

“Andy’s industry expertise will elevate our growing Strategic Partners team. He will play a pivotal role in helping shape our customizable suite of products to fit the evolving needs of our strategic partners,” said Karnina Szymanski, Bold Penguin’s Chief Customer Officer. “Our strategic partners’ goals align with ours — to streamline workflows in the small commercial space and to provide the best possible experience for agents and carriers. Together, and under Andy’s leadership, we will continue to move forward in accomplishing this.”  

Before joining Bold Penguin, Sand was Vice President, Head of Product, for Buckle insurance, managing all aspects of Product Management for both the “Gig” Commercial and“Gig” Personal Auto products. He has also held roles as Director of Product Management, Commercial Lines, with Mercury Insurance and Head of Commercial Auto with Farmers Insurance.

Sand earned a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and holds a Master’s of Business Administration from the Weatherhead School of Business at Case Western Reserve University.

About Bold Penguin

Bold Penguin is a leading integrated digital solution platform dedicated to simplifying small commercial insurance. Our technology makes the quote and bind process quick, effortless, and profitable for all parties - agents, brokers, and carriers. Bold Penguin’s innovative product suite has digitized and transformed a slow, manual process resulting in reduced costs, increased efficiency, and better overall outcomes.  For more information, please visit

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