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 Team

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Tom Young

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

Tom Young - Founder

Tom was previously a multi-business entrepreneur, worked at two MGAs before starting his own agency, and partner at a multinational insurance broker after selling his agency. He built that agency’s client base from startup 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. Catering to the marketplace, he assembled a group of insurance and technology professionals to ensure growth and success. Tom built this company as its first customer after discovering the external solutions for inefficiencies he was seeking to solve did not exist. He 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.
David Russo Chief Growth Officer of DataCrest

David Russo

Dave is the Chief Growth Officer responsible for managing the company's growth measured in revenue as well the number of clients. In this role, Dave formulates, collaborates, measures, and provides support for growth initiatives.

David Russo - Chief Growth Officer

Dave has 24 years of commercial insurance experience and has held multiple positions which has provided a robust understanding of all aspects of the insurance and relationship process. He began his career as a reinsurance treaty underwriter, then broker and has since been recruited for other roles such as a program administrator, Managing General Agent (MGA), producer, underwriting manager, leader and executive. Prior to joining DataCrest, Dave formed a regional platform for Liberty Mutual Insurance in the mid-Atlantic territory focused on relationship management, sales, holistic underwriting and culture collaboration. He also worked at AIG where he was Global Executive Client Director and was tasked with aligning products, providing a holistic view to key major account clients and brokers and to effectively communicate the company message and mission. To achieve this goal, collaboration across all lines within AIG was needed including claims, loss control, analytics and other service groups.

Dave is a member of the programming committee for the local RIMS chapter, is a Temple University Risk Management mentor, is involved with local charities and sits on the board as Secretary of the Insurance Society of Philadelphia (ISOP). Dave also has a passion to assist our military veterans in transitioning from military to civilian work life and is a coach, sponsor and mentor working with organizations such as FourBlock.

David lives in Ocean City, NJ with his wife and 2 children and loves beach and ocean activities inclusive of swimming, surfing, body boarding and just sitting on the beach enjoying his family.
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Will Manganiello

Will is our Customer Success Manager and he facilitates customer relationships with personalized, responsive support across our products.

Will Manganiello - Customer Success Manager

Will is the Customer Success Manager for DataCrest. He facilitates customer relationships with personalized, responsive support across any channel while resolving clients’ complex issues for their continued satisfaction in the use of their products. DataCrest’s products are used by sales and service representatives to gather information and directly produce quotes or indications for their clients. Will has worked with many expert insurance professionals and is licensed in Life, Health and Accident Insurance having multiple years of experience within the insurance industry.

Will graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration while majoring in Finance. While at Drexel, he was a part of the Division 1 Men’s Lacrosse team where he was a CAA Commissioner's Academic Award winner. Will currently resides in Philadelphia.
Dylan Cellini Sales Associate

Dylan Cellini

Dylan has experience as an insurance producer previously working for State Farm. He is experienced and licensed in both property/casualty and life/health products.

Dylan Cellini - Business Development Representative

After graduating from Pennsylvania State University, Dylan started his career as an insurance producer for State Farm. He is experienced and licensed in both property/casualty and life/health products. Quickly becoming one of the top performers at his agency, Dylan saw the need for innovation and technological advances in the insurance industry.

During his time at Penn State he made sure to never miss a football game, but more importantly, gather the skills to develop meaningful relationships. He currently resides in Conshohocken PA and you will see him playing pickup basketball on the weekends or hanging out at the beach.
Ben Thomas

Ben Thomas

Ben Thomas is the Chief Technology and Information Security Officer, for DataCrest, responsible for leading DataCrest Technology Strategy and the Cybersecurity program for DataCrest.

Ben Thomas - Chief Technology and Security Officer

Ben has over 25 years of professional experience in the management and delivery of business and 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, a Tier 1 global consulting firm. Ben was responsible for the Data Analytics business line which spanned across many clients. Ben led a practice of 350+ development, operations, security and cloud professionals. Ben has developed and delivered technology and business 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 is responsible for providing strategic vision, road maps, and execution of 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.

Fuad Khan

Fuad is a Full Stack Software Engineer at DataCrest. He has years of professional experience building Web applications, APIs, and services using REST and SOAP, and managing databases and servers.

Fuad Khan - Software Engineer

Fuad is a Software Engineer at DataCrest. He has years of professional experience building Web applications, APIs, and services using REST and SOAP, and managing databases and servers.

Fuad is responsible for analyzing the problem and designing a scalable solution using Software Engineering principles. He is also responsible for developing and executing project plans, creating technical specifications, data designing, maintenance, and security. He also communicates with all the stakeholders at every step of the software development process.

Fuad graduated from National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences with a bachelor’s in Computer Science. He currently resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Alexandra Rieg, Marketing Associate

Alexandra Rieg

Alexandra is a creative marketing professional, obsessed with design and thoughtful execution. She is responsible for cohesive messaging, design, and marketing efforts at DataCrest.

Alexandra Rieg - Marketing Associate

Alexandra is a multi-talented creative marketing associate who knows how to execute. She is a creative marketing professional, obsessed with design and thoughtful execution. She is responsible for cohesive messaging, design, and marketing efforts at DataCrest.

Alexandra is set to graduate from Gettysburg University in the Spring of 2023 with a major in business, organization, and management. She spends her time on the tennis courts as she plays on Gettsyburg's varsity tennis team.

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