Patra Corporation has hired Bob Murphy, a leader from the financial technology services industry, as its new Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). In the newly created position, Murphy, will oversee sales, marketing and strategic direction for the company, a leading provider of technology-enabled business process solutions for the insurance industry.
“Patra has been a pioneer in the adoption of InsurTech as it transforms how insurance is delivered and consumed. The addition of the CRO role, and Bob, to our leadership team will ensure we remain at the forefront of the InsurTech revolution as we continue to apply technology and expertise to the industry’s processing needs,” said Patra CEO and Founder, John Simpson. “Bob and I have a great relationship and have worked together previously, and I’m excited to be working with him again.”
Patra is consistently recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in the region and nation and has experienced rapid growth in the last several years. As CRO, Murphy will leverage his proven track record for generating revenue growth, developing new markets, launching products and driving channel partnerships to help manage and continue that growth. Murphy will also guide Patra as it scales its business, develops new technologies and continues to provide top-level service to its customers.
Murphy brings 35 years of professional experience as a leader, innovator and technologist. He previously served as the CRO for Cloud Lending Solutions and has held numerous leadership positions in the financial technology services industry, including Monitise and FIS. Murphy also worked alongside Patra CEO John Simpson as vice president of marketing and alliances at CyberBills.
“Patra’s use of technology has the opportunity to influence the way all insurance is sold, managed and processed. That creative application of technology is what made John and me successful in changing the finance and payment sectors with CyberBills. It’s an exciting time to join a company already leveraging InsurTech and embracing technology as a key to its future,” said Murphy.
Murphy has a BSME in engineering from Oregon State University and an M.B.A. from Saint Mary’s College of California.