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Job title: Senior vice president
2005: Senior vice president, CATEX
What has been the biggest challenge you have encountered?
CATEX services clients in every time zone, in every capacity
of a reinsurance contract. With a global presence such as we
have, there have been challenges, mostly around data: the
type of data, the amount of data, product nuances by country,
and language character sets. Our goal is to build simple,
innovative solutions to help our clients use the information
from ‘big data’, to make better underwriting decisions.
My being a woman and a mother has never clouded the
opportunities available to me. I believe that if you value
yourself and your co-workers, and work hard to reach goals,
success is possible for anyone.
If you had chosen a different profession/career path, what
would it have been?
I enjoy photographing nature, but I am glad it is a hobby
rather than a career.
Stephanie A. Fucetola is senior vice president at CATEX. She
has been with CATEX since 2005. She is a graduate of Drexel
University. She was previously employed at SB1 Federal
Credit Union in Philadelphia. She is responsible for client
services with a focus on project management, implementation
Why did you choose to work in this industry?
While in university, I explored continuing studies to become
an actuary. Mathematics has always been my strong suit
and a passion. However, the leaps and bounds that were
being made in technology and computing in the early 2000s
captured my interest more. I sought a position that could
incorporate my interest in maths and technology. CATEX
was a perfect fit.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
Every day I work with bright, intelligent and motivated
people. I am grateful for that because without a group of
driven minds, it would be very difficult to accomplish much.
With a combination of ideas and efforts from co-workers
and clients, we accomplish a lot. I work with individuals who
are passionate about their job and responsibilities, and it has
been this way for quite some time.
Over half of CATEX employees have been with the company
more than 10 years. To add to this impressive stat, the developers
working at CATEX understand reinsurance contracts. That is
a unique accomplishment, which differentiates us. Working
with this team is an absolute pleasure.
When I raise my head from my desk and look back at
what we have achieved as a company and what I have achieved
within the company it gives me great satisfaction. If pushed
to point at one specific accomplishment that I have been a
part of, it would be Data Vera. The system is well received
in the market because it vastly improves quality of data
for our clients, and our industry is becoming increasingly
“With a global presence such as we
have, there have been challenges, mostly
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