Bold Penguin COO Named 2023 C-Suite Award Winner By Columbus Business First

Annual list spotlights most admired executives in Central Ohio


COLUMBUS, OH (August 25, 2023) -- Bold Penguin Chief Operating Officer (COO), Jim Struntz, was recently announced as a 2023 C-Suite Award Winner by Columbus Business First in the COO category. The annual award list spotlights the most-admired CEOs and top executives in Central Ohio.

As a business and technology leader that has delivered transformational change for Fortune 500 organizations across the globe, Struntz has been COO of the Columbus-based insurtech since August 2019. As COO, he leads the design and implementation of Bold Penguin’s strategic vision and oversees all business operations to ensure long term goals are met. Prior to joining Bold Penguin, Struntz was Managing Director, Financial Services, for Accenture.  

Nominations for top CEOs, president/COOs, and CFOs were garnered in the Spring of 2023, then elected by a vote of C-suite peers to determine who inspires and encourages them. The honorees were chosen in several categories, including for-profit companies, social services, nonprofits, and other organizations.

“I am humbled to be recognized alongside Central Ohio’s community and business leaders,” said Jim Struntz, COO of Bold Penguin. “Our team is continually looking to simplify small commercial insurance by being innovative, inclusive, agile, and trustworthy. I am honored to share this award with so many organizational leaders that live those same values and push the boundaries of what’s possible.”

Under Struntz’s direction, Bold Penguin operates as the leading small commercial marketplace. The company’s digital product suite works to improve efficiency and unlock growth for commercial insurance agencies while enabling the new generation of small commercial insurance distribution. Their solutions help bolster the bottom line for agents, brokers, associations, enterprise partners, and carriers.

Struntz has been honored with this award by Columbus Business First previously in 2021.  

Click here to see the complete list of 2023 honorees.

This year's gala reception for honorees will be held at The Exchange at Bridge Park in Dublin, Ohio, on Thursday, Sept. 21.

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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