Press Release: Olivia Schmitt Joins Catalyit as Operations Manager 

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Catalyit continues to expand to match fast growth, allowing the platform to serve the independent agent community with all the agency tech guidance they need in one place. 

Olivia SchmittApril 6, 2022 – Last September, Catalyit launched with the mission to help independent insurance agents discover, evaluate, select, and implement tech within their agencies. Response to the tech company’s launch skyrocketed, creating a need to add exceptional talent to the team. Catalyit is proud to announce Olivia Schmitt has joined the company as Operations Manager.  

“At Catalyit, we’re passionate about two things: independent insurance agents and technology. That’s why we bring together the best minds with the best tools to deliver the single greatest tech resource in the industry,” said Steve Anderson, Catalyit’s Co-founder and CEO. “Olivia’s passion, multi-faceted insurance industry experience, and operational expertise align perfectly with our goals. Olivia will be instrumental in moving platform enhancements forward, strengthening relationships with solution providers, and taking Catalyit’s benefits to agencies to the next level. I’m excited to welcome Olivia and for what we will accomplish together.” 

“My role at Catalyit puts me in the center of merging the expanding world of Insurtech with the needs of independent agents – does it really get better than that,” said Ms. Schmitt. “Catalyit’s commitment to simplifying the overwhelming technology selection process agents face every day is a mission I’m proud to help make a reality. Not only will Catalyit be the source of all the technology guidance agencies need, we’ll be the feedback loop between agency tech needs and solution providers to help improve products and ROI for everyone. In Catalyit, I feel like I found a role that allows me to harness both my passion and work experience.” 

Olivia Schmitt brings over 18 years of insurance agency background, industry knowledge, and Insurtech experience to the Catalyit team.  She started in insurance at TRICOR Insurance as a customer service representative.  After a year’s hiatus to expand her project management skills at IBM, she returned to lead the development of TRICOR’s small business division.  The role allowed her to hone her strategic development, operations, and hiring skills. She also holds CIC and CISR designations. 

Olivia hosts the “Liv Louder” podcast, where she highlights women in insurance and leadership, creating a space for them to share their stories to inspire others.  She is a proud mom of three. 

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About Catalyit 

Catalyit is the “go-to” technology resource for independent insurance agencies. In one place, Catalyit brings together world-class tech experts, guidance, solutions, training, and community to increase agency profits and customers’ experience. Through a subscription, agencies access to solution guides & reviews, live and on-demand training, assessments resulting in custom reports, a member community, and consulting.  

 Founded by industry tech thought-leader Steve Anderson and 7 Big I state associations (New York, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Colorado, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Texas), Catalyit has quickly grown to 19 Partner, Patron and Supporting states.  


About Steve Anderson 

Steve Anderson is a technology and risk expert, and one of the original thought leaders/influencers for LinkedIn. From business management systems to social media, Steve analyzes what is happening and explains its implications for the future. He spent his career helping the insurance industry understand, integrate, and leverage current and emerging technologies. Steve is a globally sought-after speaker, bestselling author, business consultant, and risk expert. His most recent research was the basis for his recently released book, The Bezos Letters: 14 Principles to Grow Your Business Like Amazon, an international best-seller. Steve serves as Catalyit CEO. 



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