About Us

We are a group of experienced insurance professionals that know the intricacies of the commercial property casualty industry.  We are using technology to improve the process for all.

Our goal is to make the insurance purchasing process easier, cheaper, more efficient and accurate for the client, agent, and insurance carrier. 

Our clients engage our platforms for a more technically advanced and more cost efficient customer experience while increasing sales, retention, underwriting profits, and analytics.

Meet the Executive Team

Picture of Tom Young, founder of Data Crest

Tom Young

Tom is the founder of DataCrest and a +20 year commercial insurance industry veteran.

Tom Young - Founder

Tom is a multi-business entrepreneur and has worked at two MGAs before starting and selling his own agency, and finally was a partner at a multinational insurance broker. He built that agency’s client base from the ground up by demonstrating value through innovative services rather than pricing. His positive “there is always a way” attitude fuels his relentless client advocate efforts and the growth of DataCrest.

Tom envisioned a better way than the antiquated industry "deal flow" and customer support that continually frustrated all involved. He identified that today's tech-savvy insurance professionals and insureds are becoming rapidly ready for innovation. Tom created DataCrest with a combination of industry knowledge and tech thought-leaders to improve the insurance buying and selling experience for all users.

Tom graduated from Drexel University with a finance degree. He was a varsity lacrosse player earning all-conference academic honors. He resides in Villanova, PA and is blessed with his wife and three children. He enjoys playing golf, lacrosse, racket sports, triathlons, and carpentry.
Ben Thomas

Ben Thomas

Ben Thomas is the Chief Information Security Officer at DataCrest.

Ben Thomas - Chief Technology and Security Officer

Ben has over 25 years of professional experience in the management and delivery of technology solutions that spans strategy and management consulting, technology strategy, managed services, and strategic outsourcing (onshore/nearshore/offshore).

Prior to DataCrest, Ben was the Global CISO and Practice Leader of Digital Cloud Services for Capgemini. Ben was responsible for the Data Analytics business line and led a practice of 350+ development, operations, security and cloud professionals. Ben has delivered technology solutions to a broad range of clients in the Financial and Commercial Markets, High-Tech, Manufacturing, and Gaming industry.

Ben holds a Master Degree from Western Michigan University in Computer Modeling and Geophysics. Ben has served as a board member for Chesco, Team CMMD and St Joseph's Downingtown. Ben and his family reside in Downingtown Pa. Ben likes to spend time outside mountain/road biking, and camping.
Dusty Swartz Chief Product Officer

Dusty Swartz

Dusty is the Head of Product and provides strategic vision for DataCrest's products.

Dusty Swartz - Head of Product

Before joining DataCrest, Dusty spent the prior ten years both helping lead an early stage insurtech through its growth stage and working for an international carrier designing, building, and evangelizing for digital technologies.

He is a product and digital enablement leader with years of experience synthesizing and delivering disruptive solutions using cutting edge digital technology and UX techniques via data backed discovery. Dusty is committed to research backed decision making. He is obsessed with understanding problems and using that understanding to provide insightful product ideas to test and implement. Dusty is passionate about fostering creative, diverse, and inclusive environments. He believes to create the best solutions all voices need to be heard.

Dusty graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Marketing. He currently resides in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia and can be found spending time with his wife and two daughters.

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