James Drew

Board Member, Senior Executive, and Entrepreneur - BCS Financial Corporation

 

Advisor Biography

James Drew uncovers emerging trends and acts on them. As a Senior Vice President with BCS Financial, Jim oversees enterprise-wide Product, Marketing, and Strategy, leads the Ancillary Product Segment, serves on the Board of LifeSecure Insurance, and is President of Ancilyze Technologies. Prior to joining BCS, Jim led Illinois state house redistricting and campaign initiatives. In total, Jim possesses over 20 years 
of sales, marketing, and leadership experience, a Bachelors degree from Indiana University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from DePaul University.


Experience

August 2017 - Present

Economic Development Commission Member - Village of Mount Prospect

  • Appointed member of Economic Development Commission

July 2013 - Present

Founder, President and Board Member - Ancilyze Technologies LLC

  • Founded Ancilyze Technology LLC, a BCS and Fusion/Allianz owned joint venture
  • Established vision, mission, and strategic plans, reporting directly to the Board
  • Managed $4M expenses efficiently, extending startup capital 1 year beyond plan
  • Partnered with 5 carriers, including MetLife, PetPlan, VSP, BCS and LifeSecure
  • Distributed products in 7 markets, including IL, KC, MI, MT, NM, OK, and TX
  • Generated 17M+ offers in 16 critical moments on 7 platforms since inception?

June 2005 - Present

Senior Vice President, Product, Marketing and Strategy - BCS Financial Corporation

  • Improving Product and Marketing team operations, resources, and deliverables
  • Developing and launching 6 new products in market between 2017 and 2019?
  • Accountable for Ancillary segment, including GeoBlue, EssentialCare, LifeSecure
  • Grew Ancillary premium by 33% and underwriting gain by $28M from 2015 to 2017?
  • Secured $17M investments in Ancilyze and LifeSecure, creating $1M first-year ROI?
  • Serve on Boards of Ancilyze and LifeSecure, representing BCS equity interests?