John E. Kurath is President of BigWave Systems and has lead the Colorado market for Warner Pacific Insurance Services, one of the nation’s largest general agencies. Big Wave Systems, a software company is majority owned by Warner Pacific. Warner Pacific has the distinction of being a top-producing General Agency for several of the nation’s largest insurance carriers.
John is also a founder and partner in InTandem Human Resources, LLC, a professional employer organization (PEO). InTandem provides outsourcing of payroll, human resources, employee benefits and compliance services to over 100 companies.
Previously Kurath was Vice President of Individual and Small Group Sales for UNICARE Life & Health Insurance Company. UNICARE was a separately incorporated and capitalized subsidiary of Anthem, one of the nation’s largest publicly traded health care companies.
John was Regional Vice President of BenefitMall, (formerly Centerstone Insurance), where he successfully led BenefitMall’s expansion efforts in Colorado, Texas and Illinois. Kurath also had successful careers at John Alden Life Insurance Company, Health Intermediaries and The Alliance.
John has dedicated his career to assisting and supporting agents and carriers in the pursuit of quality business. He has been active in numerous professional organizations and boards, including the metro Denver Association of Health Underwriters, and is the past President and Legislative Chair of the Colorado Group Insurance Association. In 2008 John was the recipient of CGIA’s Career Excellence Award. He is a board member at Craig Hospital in Englewood Colorado.
John grew up in Boulder, Colorado, attended Arizona State University, and graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder.