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ACCEL Compliance adds to executive leadership team to enhance focus on agent and broker reg-tech product offerings

West Hartford, CT – September 10, 2021 — ACCEL Compliance, a leading provider of regulatory compliance technology solutions for high growth agents and brokers, announced today that insurance industry technology entrepreneurs Bill Kuebler and Tom McCoy will join the ACCEL leadership team.  Kuebler has been named Chief Executive Officer and will lead the next phase of ACCEL’s exponential growth, while McCoy will serve as Chief Business Development Officer.

ACCEL Compliance co-founder and President, Mike Griffin, said, “Since our launch in 2017, our agent and broker customers have embraced our initial product offerings, which have primarily focused on insurance department licensing and secretary of state filings.  We have also received considerable interest in broader regulatory technology product offerings, particularly in the area of surplus lines tax and regulatory compliance.  We are thrilled to welcome Bill Kuebler and Tom McCoy to the ACCEL team to help meet the needs of our customers and accelerate our growth.”

Kuebler commented, “We are excited to join forces with ACCEL Compliance.  With their deep expertise and industry focus, ACCEL is well positioned to develop additional regulatory technology products to meet the needs of this broad segment of the insurance industry.”

Chuck Welsh, ACCEL co-founder and Chairman, added, “ACCEL Compliance seeks to help our customers make compliance management a strength while at the same time removing client pain points.  By adding a proven insurance technology development team, we will be able to better leverage technology to improve service efficiencies, expand our offerings, and eventually deliver SaaS solutions to our customers.”

Kuebler added, “Working with Chuck Welsh and Mike Griffin over the last 2 years, we have been extremely impressed by ACCEL’s singular commitment to removing regulatory obstacles so their customers can focus on growth of their business.  ACCEL is clearly a team of innovators who are never satisfied with the status quo.  Together, we are committed to building first in class industry-tailored software solutions designed to power the growth of our customers.”

About ACCEL Compliance

ACCEL Compliance helps growth-minded insurance agents and brokers focus on profitable growth by providing efficient, technology-enabled regulatory and compliance services.  ACCEL’s team of insurance regulatory specialists spend every day working with regulators and the ever-changing complexities of insurance requirements so customers can access full-time insurance compliance specialists yet only pay for what they need. ACCEL services include producer and entity licensing and maintenance, annual report management, surplus lines compliance and other strategic compliance consulting services and technology solutions.

About Kuebler and McCoy

  • Bill Kuebler is an insurance industry software entrepreneur with a track record of successfully building software and related services companies serving property and casualty companies, agents and brokers and third-party administrators. He has held leadership positions at companies including OneShield, Clear Data Strategies, Insurity, InsuranceDecisions, Aon and Pyramid Services.
  • Tom McCoy was previously chief information officer (CIO) at American International Group (AIG) and also served as an executive at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

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Mike Griffin of ACCEL Compliance elected to PIMA Board of Directors and appointed new Legislative and Regulatory Committee Chair

ACCEL Compliance is pleased to announce that its President, Mike Griffin, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Professional Insurance Marketing Association (PIMA). Griffin was also appointed the new chair of the Legislative and Regulatory Committee by incoming President Bill Suneson.

Griffin commented, “This is a great honor and I’m excited to work with my PIMA colleagues to continue to move the organization forward and benefit its members. As noted in the PIMA 2020 Report, regulatory issues represent one of the most difficult challenges facing the affinity insurance marketplace. I look forward to sharing my experience in this space and continuing the work of the prior chairs of this vital committee.”

According to Suneson, “PIMA is fortunate to have someone of Mike Griffin’s caliber share his energy and expertise to lead the next phase of PIMA’s legislative and regulatory initiative. I have worked with Mike both professionally and through PIMA over the years and he has demonstrated a deep knowledge of our industry and the regulatory and compliance issues facing PIMA members. He has made significant contributions to PIMA and is a valued resource to our membership.”

Griffin has been an active PIMA member and contributor since 2011. He served on the Affinity 2020 Task Force and Legislative and Regulatory Task Force and was a contributing author on two PIMA white papers. Mike co-chaired the 2015 Annual Meeting and in 2014 was awarded the Presidential Distinguished Service Award by former PIMA President Sam Fleet.


About ACCEL Compliance and ACCEL Law Group

ACCEL Compliance and ACCEL Law Group offer a broad range of insurance transactional, regulatory and compliance services designed to allow insurance agencies, brokers and TPAs to focus on their business objectives with confidence. From efficient outsourced license management to sophisticated legal strategies, ACCEL is a new kind of insurance compliance partner that removes obstacles on its client’s path to success.

About Mike Griffin

Mike Griffin is President of ACCEL Compliance and Principal at ACCEL Law Group. He has served as a trusted advisor to the insurance industry for more than 17 years.   A former partner in the internationally recognized insurance regulatory and transactional practice of the law firm formerly known as Edwards & Angell, Mike provides strategic regulatory and compliance advice to domestic and international clients from all segments of the insurance and reinsurance industry, including insurance and reinsurance companies, producers, brokers and third party administrators. He has extensive experience in assisting clients with a broad range of regulatory matters, including the formation, and licensing of insurers, reinsurers, producers and third party administrators. Mike regularly assists insurers, third party administrators and associations and other groups with regulatory considerations in the marketing and sale of group and affinity insurance programs. Mike is a member of the Federation of Regulatory Counsel, a national association of attorneys specializing in insurance regulatory law.

About PIMA

Since 1974, the Professional Insurance Marketing Association has served and convened the leading agents, brokers, distributors, administrators, product manufacturers, underwriters, and direct marketers of insurance programs and related affinity benefits and services, a marketplace with an estimated value of over $60 billion. PIMA’s mission is to connect and empower the leaders in the affinity benefits industry to thrive in a dynamic marketplace.

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