Orchid Insurance of Florida Hires Bardusch as Chief Technology Officer

January 10, 2019

Orchid Underwriters Agency (Orchid Insurance), LLC, a specialty underwriter of catastrophe exposed property insurance, has hired Chris Bardusch as chief technology officer, a new position within the company.

Bardusch is now responsible for Orchid’s technology strategy and the implementation of all key enterprise-wide initiatives. He will work closely with internal business units to continue to improve software applications, data management, infrastructure, and other IT operations.

Bardusch comes to Orchid with more than 20 years of experience in software development, technical architecture, infrastructure management, strategic planning and general IT management with a focus in Property and Casualty insurance. Prior to Orchid, Chris held senior positions as the vice president and chief technology officer at Sompo International Insurance and chief architect of Financial Services at Computer Sciences Corp.

Prior to that, he spent the first half of his insurance career at Fairfax Financial Holding, Ltd., originally as the assistant vice president of Insurance Application Technology and later as the vice president of

Founded in 1998 and based in Vero Beach, Fla., Orchid specializes in providing specialty insurance products for homeowners and small businesses throughout the United States and the Caribbean. The company’s variety of product offering includes both personal and commercial property insurance, including wind and wind only, general and excess flood, earthquake, builder’s risk and others.