Salchner brings over 30 years of software engineering experience to APOLLO’s technology
team. Most recently, Klaus served as Vice President of Engineering, Customer Experiences at
Realtor.com, a subsidiary of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWSA), where he led their development
team in adopting the latest in mobile technologies, data analytics, and machine learning to their
platform’s audience of over 100 million users. He is a seasoned technology executive with more
than twenty years’ experience in various technology leadership roles and more than thirty years
in the technology space.
“Klaus is an incredible anchor to the APOLLO executive team from a technology perspective.
His depth of knowledge and experience at scale will be invaluable as we continue to build an
enterprise platform across the North American market,” said APOLLO CEO Jeff McCann. “His
experience with data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence for consumer engagement is
an ideal fit for APOLLO.”
Salchner will continue to build on APOLLO’s development processes, ensuring APOLLO
continues to accelerate product builds and user optimizations with brokers as well as embedded
partnerships. He will also provide the expertise required to implement sophisticated data and
AI-driven customer experiences.
At APOLLO, Salchner will work closely with the rest of the development team as the company
continues to execute its mission to become the “everything store” for online insurance products.
“Joining the APOLLO team at this stage of growth is extremely exciting,” said Salchner. “There
is a tremendous opportunity for technology to simplify the insurance purchasing process for
everyone involved. Business owners, consumers, and brokers want this process to be digital,
with simple and flexible payment options.”
In January 2021, APOLLO announced the close of an oversubscribed $13.5 million Series A
financing round. Gravitas Securities Inc. led the financing which resulted in a strong and diverse
shareholder base that included Trisura Group Ltd. (TSX: TSU), an international specialty
insurance provider operating in the surety, risk solutions, corporate insurance and reinsurance
segments of the market, and Liberty Mutual Insurance, a Fortune 100 company that is the sixth
largest global property and casualty insurer based on 2019 gross written premium.