We create commercial insurance solutions that meet you where you are.

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co·te·rie | \ ˈkō-tə-(ˌ)rē , ˌkō-tə-ˈrē \
an intimate and often exclusive group of persons with a unifying common interest or purpose.

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We believe that insurance can and should be a force for good.

Our mission is to empower doers to take bigger swings by removing unwanted risk and enabling businesses to do more good.

We want entrepreneurs, creatives, business leaders, inventors, freelancers and creators to keep doing what they are good at; creating amazing products, services, and jobs. Building companies is hard enough, Coterie exists to make it as easy as possible to identify and offload unwanted risks so that they can do more good.

Our core values

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Always be learning.

Fight bias. Stay curious. Seek understanding.

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Make your work your craft.

Know and pursue your personal “why”. Put your heart into your work. Pursue excellence. Relentless pursuit with pure intentions. Go above and beyond. Get fired up and smile about your work.

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Do the right thing, even when it’s hard.

Don’t do anything you wouldn’t want to see on the front page of your hometown newspaper. Listen to your conscience. Make your mother proud. Practice the Golden rule.

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Not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.

Be quick to take responsibility and assign credit. Prop up others. Do what’s best for the team, not just for you. Put others before self.

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Meet our coterie

Coterie is a powerful blend of people with deep technology experience and people with deep insurance experience. We’re self-proclaimed nerds who love building new insurance products and delivering them in new ways using modern technology.

Britni Zandbergen

Director of Marketing

Justin Suttmiller

VP of Insurance Product

Karl Morand

VP of Engineering

Jo Ann Dillion

Software Engineer

Tim Metzner

Co-Founder & CSO

Erin Lawler

Product Manager

Caleb LeNoir

Lead Engineer

Tim Apke

Sr. Backend Engineer

Nate Bell

Lead Engineer

David McFarland

Co-Founder & CEO

Mike Hillenmeyer

VP of Product

Jane Decker

Partnerships Manager

Marcus Engel


Joe Thistleton

Customer Advocate

Steve Barnard

Data Scientist & LCM

Andrew Rens

Sr. Backend Engineer

Evan Sharpshair

Product Manager

Kevin Mackey

Co-Founder & COO

Christina Lehman

Strategic Initiatives Manager

Kurt DiPaolo

Software Engineer

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