Hello World

We are WatchTower! Likely, you personally know one of our founding team members — Shaheeb Roshan, Ryan Sachtjen, or Richard Perrott — and we’d like to provide you a warm welcome to the first entry of our blog. Building a new employee benefits technology company has been fun, challenging, and fulfilling so far, and we’re going to use this as a medium to share those experiences with you. Whether you know it or not, you’ve helped us along the way. To that end, this commencement message isn’t about just us. It’s about the entire employee benefits industry.

We believe this industry is chock-full of smart, hard working people. We also believe its community is thirsty for new ideas that broaden perspectives. It’s been said that “if you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” That makes sense, but it’s hard to do unless you make a conscious effort to do it. So that’s what we’re going to do here. We hope that it helps you as much as it will help us. Life is a lot more fun that way.

Here’s what you can expect from this blog:

  • Topics, learnings, and updates from WatchTower
  • Most often these will be employee benefit insurance-related, but not always
  • Our goal is to be clear, concise, and helpful to you

Here’s what we hope from you:

  • Read, reply, and share this if you like (stop reading if you don’t!)

What is WatchTower?
WatchTower is a technology company located in Chicago, IL. Our team is deeply passionate about using technology to drive improvement for the employee benefits industry. Through the use of technology we’re improving the accuracy, depth, and speed at which insurance companies and brokerage firms transact business. To start, we’re fundamentally rethinking the deal flow of an RFP to allow for more consultation rather than manual review and data entry. Yeah, sounds much better to us too. Stay tuned for updates!

Who are we?
Our founding team, Shaheeb Roshan, Ryan Sachtjen, and Richard Perrott, has over 30 years of insurance industry experience. We’re putting that to use.