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Kimberly Kovalski has over 20 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry as an executive and private equity investor. Most recently, Kimberly co-founded and ran Bikelane Solutions, an industry-focused P&C retail insurance distribution business with a scalable organic sales model, technology-enabled operations, and differentiated value-add products (sold to Distinguished Programs in 2019).
Prior to founding Bikelane Solutions, Kimberly served as CFO of Ovation Benefits Group, an independent employee benefits brokerage firm. During her time at Ovation Benefits Group, Kimberly assisted in driving profitable corporate growth through acquisition, optimizing capital structure, and business development (sold to Digital Insurance in 2013). In addition, Kimberly held positions as COO and CFO of Karelia Health, a disease management company that provided health intervention programs to at-risk employees of large, self-insured businesses to manage rising medical insurance premiums.
Earlier in her career, Kimberly held a position as Principal Investor at Conning Capital Partners, an insurance and financial services focused private equity firm, where responsibilities ranged from sourcing investment opportunities, leading due diligence, negotiating deal structures, and closing transactions. As Principal Investor at Conning Capital Partners, Kimberly provided strategic guidance as director and investor in as many as 20 portfolio companies.