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Steve Pretre is a veteran of multiple successful startups with deep operating experience across product development, marketing, and strategic planning. He enjoys partnering with entrepreneurs to build innovative companies that leverage unique sources of data and predictive analytics to define new products, distribution models, or marketplaces.
Prior to joining World Innovation Lab, Steve was the co-founder and CEO of Metromile, an early innovator that paved the path for the current wave of insurance startups. He held executive roles at Asurion, leading their mobile applications business unit as the company grew to a multi-billion dollar provider of mobile device insurance sold through the wireless carriers. He was the first marketing and product lead at RMS, which developed predictive risk modeling software that became the defacto standard for pricing and transfer of catastrophe risk for the global insurance industry. He was also an early executive at Annuncio Software, the first email automation startup during the dot com era, later acquired by PeopleSoft/Oracle.
Steve holds an MBA from the Wharton School, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar, and holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a BA in Economics from Stanford University. He is an avid runner and former competitive triathlete who now enjoys weekends watching his kids compete in soccer, cross country and track.