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Partha Pramanik
SVP of Insurancelinkedin

Partha Pramanik joined the SmartFinancial team in 2021 and serves as the SVP, Insurance. He has more than twenty years of insurance experience, leading cross-functional teams and managing products that drive profitable growth. Data-driven, highly analytical with a knack for quickly identifying 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 twelve 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 at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Chicago.

Jennifer Kleinhenz
Agency Growth Support Managerlinkedin

I established my career in the insurance industry in 2013. I initially started out as a national sales producer and worked my way up the corporate ladder. In my current role I am a strategic partner to cross-functional teams leveraging deep carrier knowledge, implementing ongoing training, optimizing sales support and improving operational effectiveness. I develop strategy roadmaps, assess operational performance and spearhead initiatives that improve sales effectiveness. Outside of my 9-5 I enjoy spending time with my family. I am a proud mother to my 4 boys and my daughter. We are sports fanatics so you can usually catch me at a baseball, softball or football game.

Jason Wootton
SVP Business Development and Enterprise Partnershipslinkedin

Jason Wootton started his insurance journey over twenty years ago, as a Farmers Insurance Agent. During his two decades of insurance experience, he has been an insurance agent, led many high-value teams, and founded several insurance-related businesses including several Managing General Agencies. Jason has led teams as a C-level leader, is adept at strategy and marketing initiatives, capital and reinsurance negotiations, and technology design. He was also an early pioneer in the Insurtech movement. His experience has touched nearly every part of the insurance ecosystem and value chain from acquisition to pricing to underwriting to technology. This includes being on the advisory board of well known insurance entities and advising over fifty firms throughout his career.