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Laura Bennett
Works at Embrace Pet Insurance
Attended Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Lives in Chagrin Falls, OH
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Amazing story of how one dog led to one woman making a huge difference to pets in the Atlanta area
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Dr Rex Riggs opines on the rise of designer pets
Guest Post: Popular Culture and the Rise of Designer Dogs. Kim Kardashian Pop culture has been defined as “a collection of thoughts, ideas, attitudes, perspectives, images (you name it) preferred by the mainstream population.” It seems we all want to be like someone else. An actor, an athlete, ...
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Ahh, a satisfying read to get my brain working this morning
Why is it you can break an egg, but not make the pieces spring back together again? To find out, we have to go back to the birth of the universe
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free book coming too - worth signing up for.
Despite the fact that there’s more capital available to seed-stage startups than perhaps anytime in history, it’s still not easy to raise startup seed capital. Fundraising can be complicated and tricky, particularly for first-time founders who have never had much exposure to the process before.Doing all of the above outside of a traditional startup community like Silicon Valley — and, instead, in a place like Cleveland, Louisville, Chattanooga, o...
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Even celebrities need pet insurance. Are you a Grimm fan? Check this claims story out
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Dr Jessica Vogelsang knocks it out of the park with her new book. A review and a chance to win
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For my veterinary friends, Dr. Marty Becker and I are presenting a free practice roundtable discussion and lunch on Saturday May 9 in Newport Beach, CA, to show you how to ease fear in your clients and grow your bottom line. Come join us if you are in the area
I think most of my veterinary colleagues know I’ve been on a “mission from Dog” to spread the Fear Free® message to our profession. That’s mostly been about the fear the pet experiences, but they’re not the only ones fighting fear. Their owners are, and so are we, their veterinarians. That’s because our clients want …
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In five words, that's one secret to delight. When you do the work that others can't possibly imagine doing, you set yourself apart. Seeking out the things that are more trouble than most people think they're worth is a powerful...
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A fascinating data map of breeds, that happens to map our breed groupings for insurance rates pretty closely. What do you think?
Ever wondered which dog is best? This fantastic analysis from the Information is Beautiful blog pairs a simple but interesting method with some great data viz. So much packed into so little space - well done!Method: scores dog breeds using intelligence + longevity + ailments + costs - grooming - appetite, then plots them on a 2x2 (empirical score vs actual popularity) to identify breeds that are undervalued. Underlying data set is also worth a lo...
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puts Parvo in perspective, and no, the parvo vaccine does not give your dog autism, according to the infographic of course
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Occupation
Entrepreneur, pet insurance actuary, mother of 2 daughters and 3 cats
Employment
  • Embrace Pet Insurance
    CEO & Co-Founder, 2003 - present
  • Diageo
    MBA Intern, 2002 - 2002
  • Canada Life Financial
    AVP, Financial Management, 1989 - 2001
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Currently
Chagrin Falls, OH
Previously
Philadelphia, PA - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Dublin, Ireland - London, Ontario Canada - Kincardine, Ontario Canada - Bath, Somerset UK - West Quantoxhead, Somerset UK
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CEO & Co-Founder of Embrace Pet Insurance, entrepreneur with a coffee and pet addiction
Introduction
Grew up in the UK and emigrated age 16 to Canada with my family. Math geek, turned actuary, turned pet insurance geek. Co-founded Embrace Pet Insurance with Alex Krooglik after being part of the MBA team that won the Wharton Business Plan Competition in 2003. The rest is history...
Bragging rights
First pet insurance actuary in the US, been kissed by Arnold, blogger since 2001
Education
  • Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
    MBA Strategic & Entrepreneurship Management, 2001 - 2003
  • University of Western Ontario
    BSc, 1984 - 1989
  • Kincardine & District High School
    1982 - 1984
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March 2
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