InsurTech LIVE: Meet Shieldpay’s Claire Van der Zant

InsurTech LIVE is coming this 18th October with amazing guest speakers, including Shieldpay’s Director of Strategic Partnerships Claire Van der Zant

Ahead of InsurTech LIVE this October, we run you through the experiences and expertise of our accomplished guest speakers.

Among them is Claire Van der Zant, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Shieldpay, Claire Van der Zant. We take a look at Van der Zant’s career and track her path to taking a senior position at Shieldpay.

Claire Van der Zant, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Shieldpay

Beginning her career as a CAD Technician for SKK Design, Van der Zant has had a storied career across multiple industries that has seen her land at Shieldpay. 

A Marketing Co-ordinator for Arts Alliance Media from 2007 to 2010, Van der Zant honed her skills to become Senior Account Manager at Cherry London, before becoming the company’s Head of New Business from 2013 to 2015. 

Going on to become Business Development Director at Rooster Punk, Van der Zant then applied her skills to mentorship at Kerning the Gap, before a stint at Thomas Cook Money as Operations Director, Chief of Staff, and Head of Strategic Delivery. 

Van der Zant became Chief Customer Officer for Finablr Technology in 2020, before a shift to the hospitality industry as Forlocal’s Marketing Director. 

Joining Uniqodo in 2020, Van der Zant spent a year there before eventually moving to Shieldpay in 2021. 

Firstly taking the position of Customer Director, Van der Zant soon found herself promoted, taking the position of Revenue Director in 2022. Then, most recently in March 2023, she was promoted again, this time to Director of Strategic Partnerships, a role she still holds today. 

Van der Zant will be joined by a host of other speakers at InsurTech LIVE, including Marsh Vice President Rupert Poland, INZMO CEO & Co-founder Meeri Savolainen, FinTLV Ventures Founder and General Partner Gil Arazi, Alchemy Crew Founder Sabine VanderLinden, Generali pair Group Head of Business Development Stefano Bison and Managing Director Peter Stockhammer, as well as Group Head of Innovation at Zurich Joel A Agard, AXA Global Healthcare’s Chief Transformation Officer Frederick Bisbjerg, and Infosys Consulting’s Managing Partner, Europe, Financial Services and Insurance, Jayakumar Venkataraman, among others. 

Poland’s career and achievements can be found here, Savolainen’s can be found here, Arazi’s here, VanderLinden’s here, Bison’s here, Agard’s here, Stockhammer’s here, Bisbjerg’s here, and to learn about Venkataraman, click here

Stay tuned to learn more about our InsurTech LIVE guest speakers over the coming weeks.

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