RYZE Claim Solutions’ executive leaders are vital to our continued success.


Anthony “Tony” Grippa

Chief Executive Officer

Anthony “Tony” Grippa, Chief Executive Officer, joined RYZE Claim Solutions in April 2020 after serving as a Senior Advisor at Dowling & Hales. Previously, Tony was Regional President for Brown & Brown, Inc., where his responsibilities included direct oversight of 19 retail insurance offices around the United States with combined revenue of more than $150 million. During this time Tony was also the National Benefits Leader for Brown & Brown, Inc. In addition, he was responsible for Wright Public Risk and Wright Specialty.

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John McConnell

Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer

John McConnell joined RYZE as COO-CFO in 2022. He has over 30 years of experience in the property and casualty industry with collective proficiencies in accounting, finance, and technology.  His prior positions include serving as a certified public accountant, controller, and chief financial officer for insurance carriers.  In 2001, John founded i4 Integrated Services to provide technology advisory services by leveraging his extensive knowledge and experience.  Since inception, John has delivered technology and financial-related advisory services to over 35 insurance and healthcare companies. In 2009, John founded Rating Dynamics, an InsureTech company. Rating Dynamics was the leading provider of policy pricing data and analytics for the personal property market. John received Bachelor of Science degrees in management information systems, accounting, and finance from Florida State University. He was also a certified public accountant in Florida.


Chance Rueger

Executive Vice President

Chance Rueger, Executive Vice President, joined RYZE in April 2020 after serving as the COO of Considerable.com, a new media brand for people who are redefining what it means to grow older and are looking forward to what’s next. He also works for Dowling Capital Management, a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in investments in early-stage, later-stage, mature, emerging growth companies in the insurance industry. Chance serves on the board of several portfolio companies.

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