WatchTower was created by a group of insurance specialists, who have a deep understanding and care for their fellow professionals, employers looking for quality non-medical benefits, and employees who need vital protection. We provide what many other companies can't: A unique perspective that combines benefits experience and technology. This understanding has enabled us to become a successful startup built on innovation, personalization, and genuine care for real people.
In May 2015, Richard Perrott and Ryan Sachtjen, formerly of Sun Life Financial, partnered with Shaheeb Roshan, formerly of Management Research Services Inc., to form a tech team in Chicago and turn their vision into a reality.
WatchTower's mission is to bring the employee benefit insurance distribution process into the 21st century. By replacing outdated tools with modern technology, we power insurance companies and brokers to be smarter, faster, and more reliable for the employers and employees that depend on them.
Every day, we work to simplify RFP submissions by improving transparency, quality, efficiency, and communication between brokers and carriers. We take the messy, noisy, complicated RFP process and simplify it down to a few steps, using a cloud-based system.
90+ Combined Years Knowledge
100+ RFPs Run on Platform
1000+ Cups Of Coffee
7 Team Members
WatchTower was created by a small group of insurance specialists and technologists with a desire to change the industry, and we continue to grow and thrive together each day.
With 10+ years of direct experience designing, implementing and managing large-scale, production-class software products and services for regulated businesses, Shaheeb skillfully leads our Tech team with his expertise.
Ryan has passionately pushed for positive change since his start in the benefits industry, over a decade ago. He is dedicated in the pursuit of attacking the most challenging problems within employee benefits.
Richard has dedicated his professional life to the employee benefits industry. Since 2005, he's interacted with nearly every department inside of an insurance company and brokerage firm. From claims to underwriting to billing to commissions... he's seen the sausage get made.
Domenic is an accomplished lead web developer with 12+ years of experience in front-end technologies. He focuses primarily on performance, accessibility, and delivering an excellent multi-device user experience.
Patti is a User Experience Lead with 10 years of professional design work under her belt. Starting out as a front-end developer and visual designer, she quickly found her passion in UX and UI design. She considers herself an ambassador for the user and her approach is anchored in the belief that great design is achieved through collaboration, empathy, and an understanding of human behavior.
An industry expert in the Engineering field, George has spent a little more than two decades developing and designing software solutions. He specializes in algorithmic and data structure design that make an impact on our product (stuff works faster).