Meet Our Leadership

Kyle Nieman

President & CEO

Kyle Nieman, a 35-year veteran of the insurance industry, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Protexure Insurance Agency, Inc. Prior to joining Protexure, Kyle was senior vice president of distribution strategy at CNA where he managed agency/broker relationships and cross-sell strategies. Prior to leading distribution, Kyle was Vice President of Underwriting for CNA’s multiple professional liability portfolios including accountants, attorneys and real estate agents. For over 20 years, Kyle was responsible for underwriting and program management for the AICPA endorsed professional liability program and several state bar programs at CNA and at Crum and Forster where he started his career.

Curtis Barndollar

Vice President of Information Technology

Curtis joined the Protexure team in 2017 as the Senior IT Business Analyst. Curtis is an accomplished application management professional with expertise in developing, supporting, and managing multiple client and web-based applications. Since joining the Protexure team, Curtis has expanded his knowledge base to support all aspects of technology. His support allows for all Protexure business units to operate at a high efficiency level.

Gabe Weiss

Assistant Vice President of Underwriting

Since joining Protexure Insurance Agency in 2013, Gabe has worked as an Underwriter, Senior Underwriter, and Underwriting Manager, helping our underwriting team with new business applicants, underwriting decisions, and the growth and development of the company’s Sub-Produced Business. Serving as the Assistant Vice President of Underwriting at Protexure Insurance Agency, Gabe plays a major role in managing the company’s book of business and Sub-Produced business. Through his commitment to this role, he has helped grow Protexure’s book of business while fostering broker/sub-produced relationships.

Ryan Schwartz

Assistant Vice President of Sales

Since Joining Protexure Insurance Agency, Inc. in 2010, shortly after the company’s formation, Ryan has held many roles. From underwriting to new business sales, he has extensive experience with Protexure clients.  Ryan currently serves as Assistant Vice President of Sales where he oversees all sales for direct insureds and actively works to improve the customer experience and sales process. He holds a BS in accounting and an MBA, with an emphasis in Financial Management, from Benedictine University.

Emma Sepke

Digital Marketing Manager

As Digital Marketing Manager, Emma leads the digital and content marketing efforts at Protexure Insurance Agency, Inc.  Emma Graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Marketing in 2016 and an MBA from Auburn University in 2020.

Company Culture

As a start-up, we leverage our expertise, leadership and resources to build a successful insurance agency. Today, Protexure continues to make a difference by disrupting the market and integrating technology into streamlined, intuitive, web-based insurance programs for small to mid-sized firms. Our entrepreneurial spirit is the guiding force that leads us to the next generation of CPA firms and enables us to meet their ever-changing needs.We learn by listening to our policyholders. We continue to improve and innovate our platform, build distribution channels and enhance our product offerings.