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Laura Bennett

CEO and Co-Founder, Embrace Pet Insurance


Laura Bennett is the CEO and Co-Founder of Embrace Pet Insurance. She worked in various actuarial roles at an insurance company in Toronto and Dublin Ireland for 12 years before obtaining her MBA from the Wharton School of Business where she graduated as Palmer and Siebel Scholars. At that time, Laura co-founded Embrace, which has grown to a profitable company with over 70,000 insured pets and 80+ employees.

Laura was the first pet insurance actuary in the United States and was named to the Society of Actuaries Top 100 Actuarial Pioneers for developing the actuarial models behind the leading edge customizable pet insurance product.

Laura was the President of NAPHIA, the North American Pet Health Insurance Association for four years. She is on the Advisory Boards of Bad Girl Ventures, a non-profit that creates opportunities for female entrepreneurs through education and access to capital, and Safeguard Guaranty Corporation, the first company in the world to offer marriage insurance.

Laura loves to spend time with her husband and 2 daughters, with memorable moments shared over a stack of homemade pancakes. She also has three adopted cats and a newly adopted dog. Laura also enjoys travelling off the beaten path, Irish whiskey, and aspiring to physical fitness.