Jennifer Fitzgerald is the cofounder and CEO of Policygenius, a marketplace for insurance. Fitzgerald, the first in her family to graduate college, spent her early career working on policy and economic development in Honduras, first as a member of the Peace Corps and later as an associate for the World Bank. She returned to the U.S. to study law at Columbia University, and joined McKinsey & Company after earning her J.D. There, she realized that the insurance industry was struggling to adapt to digital norms and reach younger consumers. With a coworker, she decided to help bridge that gap.
Since its founding in 2014, Policygenius has raised over $51 million in venture funding. Today, the company helps consumers compare pricing for multiple types of insurance: life, disability, health, pet, auto, and more.