Vice President of Product & Technology
Les McElhaney joined DRC in 2013 and serves as the Vice President of Product & Technology. Les has 25+ years of leadership experience in both insurance information technology and insurance product management. Les brings extensive insurance industry experience to his role. Prior to joining DRC, Les was with W.R. Berkley and earlier held executive level positions at Farmers Insurance, Insurance Company of the West, Fiserv and 21st Century Insurance
At Farmers Insurance and ICW, Les held insurance product management positions where he managed profit and loss and focused on product strategy and development. Les was a pioneer of Internet rating and quoting in the 90s, and has led strategic and tactical activities ranging from design to implementation of diverse insurance solutions such as insured and agent portals, business intelligence solutions, comparative rating systems and mobile insurance applications.
Although these days Les lives and breathes insurance technology, his experience and interests remain remarkably broad. For a decade prior to entering the insurance industry, Les was a literal rocket scientist working on the US Space Shuttle Program. An avid and accomplished cyclist, Les recently completed a trip across the continental United States entirely by bicycle. Les holds an MBA in Technology Management from California Lutheran University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University.