Meet The Disruptors: Chris Kolger Of Propeller Bonds On The Five Things You Need To Shake Up Your Industry

Authority Magazine Editorial Staff
Authority Magazine
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6 min readJul 14, 2023

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Never give up. Following the launch of Propeller, we experienced days without a single sale, and it was an extremely tough feat for our team to overcome. Now, our company is completing over 100 transactions each day.

As a part of our series about business leaders who are shaking things up in their industry, I had the pleasure of interviewing Chris Kolger.

Chris Kolger is the co-founder and co-CEO of Propeller Bonds, an insurtech managing general underwriter (MGU) equipped with a proprietary instant issue surety bond platform housing nearly 7,000 instant issue surety bonds. With nearly 12 years of working in commercial surety at Chubb (formerly ACE), Kolger oversees the Propeller’s daily underwriting operations and technological advancements of the platform. Kolger holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Indiana University Bloomington and a Master of Science in Accounting from St. John’s University.

Thank you so much for doing this with us! Before we dig in, our readers would like to get to know you a bit more. Can you tell us a bit about your “backstory”? What led you to

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