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Partha Pramanik
SVP of Insurancelinkedin

Partha Pramanik joined the SmartFinancial team in 2021 and serves as the SVP of Insurance. He has more than 20 years of insurance experience leading cross-functional teams and managing products that drive profitable growth. Data-driven, highly analytical and quick to identify trends, Partha has led strategy and marketing initiatives, including the digital transformation of Answer Financial (an Allstate company). During his career, he has increased sales, enhanced profitability through pricing and segmentation and boosted conversions by double digit percentages. Before spending 12 years at Answer Financial, Partha served as a Product Manager for 21st Century Insurance and Kemper. Partha holds a Master of Business Administration from The Red McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas, Austin and a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Chicago.

Maikel Aristondo
Senior Strategy and Operations Managerlinkedin

Maikel Aristondo joined SmartFinancial in 2021 and serves as Senior Strategy and Operations Manager. He oversees Insurance Agency operations and is responsible for strengthening carrier relations, providing actionable insights to Senior Leadership, and improving operational efficiencies. Prior to joining the SmartFinancial team, Maikel served as a Senior Analyst at Answer Financial (an Allstate company) where he led cross-sell enablement strategy. He holds a Bachelor of Science from The University of California, Davis.