Meet Our Team

Our Leadership Team

Ron Glozman

CEO and Founder

Ron is passionate about revolutionizing Artificial Intelligence to help people work smart and enrich their lives. A technology enthusiast at heart, Ron founded Chisel AI with a vision to leverage AI to help industries like insurance which deal in high volumes of unstructured data and manual processes digitally transform. Recognized as an Insurance Innovator to Watch by Digital Insurance, Ron is influencing and shaping the future of insurance. Under Ron's leadership, Chisel AI won Gold at the inaugural 2019 Zurich Innovation World Championship and took the top spot at the ACORD InsurTech Innovation Challenge for Early Stage Startups in 2018. Ron is co-author of The AI Book, the first globally crowdsourced book on the applications of AI across financial services, and host of the AI Wisdom - Talking Insurance Innovation podcast. He is a charismatic speaker with a unique vision focused on business success and technological innovation. In his free time, Ron enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Jason McDermott


Jason is a senior enterprise software executive with over two decades of sales leadership experience and a successful track record within the software industry. Prior to joining Chisel AI, Jason held executive sales and revenue-focused roles with leading technology companies focused on helping insurance, banking and investment firms optimize work processes to grow their revenue and optimize costs. A visionary, Jason is well-respected for his ability to drive growth and build revenue-generating teams. Jason is an avid skier, runner and for fun, he actively participates in triathlons. He holds a B. Math from the University of Waterloo.

Colin Toal

Chief Technology Officer

Colin is a deep technologist with an obsession for building great teams and great products that deliver great results for customers. He is proud of the products and teams he has built at Amazon, IBM, Oracle and Siebel Systems across his 20+ year career. Most recently, he is proud of building the technology team at He joined Chisel AI to make the world better for insurance companies and their customers through ML and AI. He spends his spare time obsessing about making insurance easier, and as a trusty sidekick to his superhero partner and their daughter.

Chris Laver

Chief Data Scientist

Chris is a senior technology executive with extensive experience leading data science and machine learning teams. Prior to joining Chisel AI, Chris held the role of Distinguished Data Scientist in the technology division at one of the largest banks in the world where he was responsible for the strategy and design of a bleeding-edge AI portfolio. He also held the role of Software Design Engineer at Microsoft and Data Scientist roles at emerging technology companies. Chris holds a B.Math, Honours Computer Science from the University of Waterloo and MEngSc. Computer Science, University of New South Wales. When not buried in the latest machine learning research, Chris enjoys summer at the cottage, playing board games, spending time with his family, and (unsuccessfully) trying to get his son to play board games.

Pearl Chiu

Vice President, Operations

As a strong advocate for people and cultures that foster great teams, Pearl oversees business operations, human resources, customer support, and finance. She is responsible for ensuring that Chisel AI’s systems and processes scale with our rapid growth, and all key resources are optimized. No stranger to scale-ups, before joining Chisel AI, Pearl was at OneEleven where she worked with a community of more than 50 emerging tech startups to help them grow and scale their teams. Pearl holds an Honors Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto. When she’s not working, Pearl spends as much time as possible adoring her husband, their two wonderful daughters, and a new chocolate lab puppy named Shinny. Pearl also puts in a lot of hours in hockey rinks, as both daughters play hockey, and Dad is a coach for their teams.

Eldar Curovic

Vice President, Product Management

Eldar is an experienced product management professional who is responsible for leading the product management team and defining the vision and strategic roadmaps for Chisel AI’s product portfolio. For over 16 years, Eldar has been involved in all aspects of enterprise application development to deliver best-in-class business solutions for financial services and insurance markets. In the role of Vice President, Product Management at NexJ Systems, he was instrumental in the launch of new cloud-based CRM and Data Analytics software. Eldar holds an Honors Bachelor of Science, Software Engineering degree from the University of Toronto. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, photography, and bike riding with the family.

Hélène Barrette

Director, Customer Success

With more than 20 years’ experience in customer success roles helping financial services and insurance companies navigate their digital transformation journey, Hélène is a strong customer advocate, responsible for the satisfaction, loyalty, and advocacy of Chisel AI customers. Prior to joining Chisel AI, Hélène managed a portfolio of projects for TECSYS, and held the role of Vice President, Professional Services for NexJ Systems, where she led large, fully integrated CRM platform conversions. Hélène also held senior roles at Camilion Solutions (SAP), INEA (SAP) and Janna Systems (Siebel). Hélène holds an International MBA from the Schulich School of Business. A keen outdoor enthusiast, when Hélène is not visiting customers, she can often be found camping, hiking, and cycling.

Tracy Staniland

Director, Marketing

Tracy is a senior strategic marketing professional with more than two decades of experience helping emerging high-tech firms increase brand visibility, attract new customers and develop industry partnerships in a quest to achieve their revenue goals. Prior to joining Chisel AI, Tracy held senior marketing roles leading marketing communications, product marketing, digital marketing and demand generation teams at software companies focused on the healthcare and Property & Casualty insurance markets. She is known for fostering strong relationships with customers, vendors, partners, and co-workers. In 2015, CRN recognized her as 100 People You Don’t Know But Should. Tracy can be found hanging out at the yoga studio, hiking with her dog or spending time with a good book.

Board of Directors

Chisel AI has some of the leading minds in artificial intelligence and insurtech as our trusted advisors.


Nick Beim 299 x 299
Nick Beim
Partner, Venrock
Brian McLoughlin 200 x 200
Brian McLoughlin
Partner and Co-Founder, MTech Capital
Ajay Agrawal
Professor at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and founder of the Creative Destruction Lab
Ron Glozman
Founder & CEO, Chisel AI