Kathleen Garlasco Joins BOLT Solutions to Spearhead Corporate and Product Marketing

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NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BOLT® Solutions, Inc. (www.boltinc.com), provider of the leading online distribution and customer support platform to the property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry, today announced the addition of Kathleen Garlasco to the executive management team as senior vice president, Enterprise Marketing. Garlasco brings to BOLT a wealth of skills and knowledge, complemented by her extensive experience in insurance and marketing. She will lead the company’s corporate, product marketing and industry effort to help insurance carriers in redefining distribution and in delivering the ideal customer experience. In her new role, Kathleen reports directly to BOLT’s CEO Eric Gewirtzman.

With over two decades of marketing experience in insurance and the broader financial services market, Garlasco was most recently executive director with Katalis Solutions, LLC. Other industry experience includes Genpact, LLC as vice president, North American marketing with a focus on insurance, banking, and financial services. Kathleen has also been with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as an industry analyst and influencer relations lead. Garlasco’s education includes a bachelor of arts in psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

On joining BOLT, Garlasco noted, “I’m excited to join BOLT as the distribution disruption impacting the industry and the need to go direct are creating a call to action for carriers. Insurance companies have made significant investments in their technology infrastructure and are looking for ways to leverage this core environment as a key component of any new or transformed distribution strategy. Regardless of the age or complexity of the existing environment, BOLT offers the technology to enable carriers to deliver the desired direct buying experience to consumers as well as agents. With BOLT, technology is no longer the barrier to overcoming distribution challenges, giving carriers the opportunity to focus on putting forward the best business strategy, knowing that the technology is available today to implement.”

Commenting on the addition of Garlasco, Gewirtzman said, “Kathleen is an outstanding addition to the team and I look forward to her leadership and contribution. BOLT’s offerings and the market have matured significantly, requiring us to refine our marketing strategy and tactics to most effectively leverage our success to date, while broadening our market footprint. Kathleen is a proven professional with an impressive set of skills and experience that will be instrumental in helping us strengthen and grow our leadership position by enabling our customers to drive business through new and innovative distribution methods.”

AboutBOLT Solutions Inc.

Founded in 2000, BOLT® Solutions, Inc., an Actua company (Nasdaq:ACTA), enables property & casualty insurance carriers to offer products and services through direct distribution channels.  The BOLT Platform is a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering designed to connect carriers and their agents directly to consumers and deliver the ideal and optimized experience customers expect today. The BOLT Platform is compatible with an insurer’s existing infrastructure, providing a single interface and a seamless process from consumer to back office systems, as well as a rich data set for reporting, analytics, and market and consumer intelligence. For additional information on BOLT Solutions and the BOLT Platform, visit www.boltinc.com.

CONTACT: Chrissy Snyder BOLT Solutions, Inc. chrissys@boltinc.com 212-981-4684 Susan Douglas Solomark Associates susan@solomark.com 847-895-2634

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