Our Story

We are a passionate group of individuals, reinventing insurance for the mobile generation by making it simple, flexible and transparent.

Trōv is the world’s first on-demand insurance for your things. With Trōv, you can protect just the things you want, exactly when you want, entirely from your phone. You can also easily organise important information about the things you own and back it up to the cloud, so it’s accessible when needed.

Our Team

  • Scott Walchek

    Scott Walchek

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    Scott Walchek

    Founder and CEO

    Scott Walchek is a renowned Silicon Valley technology entrepreneur who has spent more than 25 years building companies that deliver world-class innovation in software, emerging media, and commercial online marketplaces. He founded Trov Inc. in 2012 and serves as its CEO and chairman of the board.

    Favourite thing in my Trōv:

    K24ce KOA Wood Taylor Acoustic Guitar

  • Sean O'Donoghue

    Sean O'Donoghue

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    Sean O'Donoghue

    Chief Operating Officer

    Sean is the Chief Operating Officer at Trōv and oversees insurance & technology operations, analytics, finance and accounting. Previously, Sean served as EVP and CTO of Madison Square Garden, as CIO for DreamWorks Animation SKG, and at Oracle Corporation building auction sites and trading exchanges. Sean has a background in finance and insurance, working on the London Insurance Market and Lloyds Syndicates.

    Favourite thing in my Trōv:

    BMC Race Machine

  • Jim Gemmell

    Jim Gemmell

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    Jim Gemmell

    CTO

    Jim Gemmell is CTO/Co-founder of Trov and co-author of the book Your Life, Uploaded. Previously, Jim spent 16 years at Microsoft Research, with published papers on a wide variety of topics from reliable multicast to entity matching. His work has shipped in Xbox, Windows, and Bing.

    Favourite thing in my Trōv:

    Glenn Payan painting

  • Mark Dowds

    Mark Dowds

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    Mark Dowds

    Chief Strategy Officer

    Mark is Chief Strategy Officer at Trōv. When not on a plane he is often found on a mountain bike or living an adventurous life with his family.

    Favourite thing in my Trōv:

    Pinarello Dogma XC Mountain Bike

  • Ian Sweeney

    Ian Sweeney

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    Ian Sweeney

    General Manager, Trov Mobility

    My background is across general management and product in a broad variety of businesses. I'm not exactly how sure this happened but I've been involved in industries including racing cars, garage door openers, drones, telecoms, enterprise software and even executive jets! Most recently, I ran a boutique consulting firm called Intersection X, supporting clients on go-to-market strategy.

    Favourite thing in my Trōv:

    My house!

  • Jeff Berezny

    Jeff Berezny

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    Jeff Berezny

    VP Marketing & Communications

    Jeff is an entrepreneur and brand strategist. After spending several years leading brand strategy at Tier I consumer packaged goods companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Jeff started Tent Media, a global digital marketing agency. In the early days of Trov, Jeff and team were hired to jumpstart marketing efforts, and were then brought on full-time to lead marketing/comms.

    Favourite thing in my Trōv:

    Scott Genius 720 LT Mtn Bike

  • Jonathan House

    Jonathan House

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    Jonathan House

    VP, Engineering

    You'll never have a hard time convincing me to come and play in the outdoors and I never say no to a good adventure (or even a bad one, as past experience indicates).

    Favourite thing in my Trōv:

    It's gotta be the tee-shirt. So comfy!

  • Kari Kidwell

    Kari Kidwell

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    Kari Kidwell

    VP, People Operations

    Kari manages operations for Trov. She loves hiking, ice cream, laughing, and her new fiance.

    Favourite thing in my Trōv:

    My engagement ring

Board of Directors

  • Ken Rudin

    Ken Rudin

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    Ken Rudin

    Google Head of Search Analytics and Growth

    Ken Rudin is an entrepreneur and executive with a unique combination of leadership skills, analytical strength, marketing savvy, sales experience, product vision, and technical depth. A self-described "cloud junkie" - Ken is a great fit with the Trōv team.

    Favourite thing in my Trōv:

  • Patricia Kemp

    Patricia Kemp

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    Patricia Kemp

    General Partner, Oak HC/FT

    Patricia is a General Partner of Oak HC/FT where she focuses on growth equity and early-stage venture opportunities exclusively in financial services technology. Since Oak HC/FT’s launch in September 2014, Patricia has led the fund’s investments in Fastpay, Feedzai and Insureon, amongst others, and sits on the boards of each. Patricia joined Oak Investment Partners as a Venture Partner in 2002.

    Favourite thing in my Trōv:

  • Sean Park

    Sean Park

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    Sean Park

    Anthemis Group Founder

    Sean is the Founder, Chairman and CIO at leading digital financial services investment and advisory firm, Anthemis Group. He is globally recognized as a thought-leader on the future of financial services, and has been actively involved as an investor in a number of successful and disruptive companies.

    Favourite thing in my Trōv:

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