Leadership Team

Top Down Discipline

At Exigis, we take great pride in our steadfast commitment to customer success and the world-class talent of our staff. Under the leadership and guidance of a seasoned management team, Exigis continues to further its reputation as the premier provider of risk, insurance, and trade finance solutions.

Armand Alvarez, President and Chief Executive Officer

Armand is a leading innovator and recognized expert on business process automation technology for risk management, insurance, and trade finance. He founded Exigis in 2002 and became President and CEO in 2004. Under his leadership, Exigis has grown to become a leading provider of software and services and the Vendor of choice for risk managers and treasurers.

Prior to joining Exigis, Armand spent over a decade with Marsh USA, Inc. most recently as a Senior Vice President. During his tenure, Armand founded the Business Process Consulting practice for Marsh USA, Inc. and served in a leadership capacity for several of Marsh’s divisions; including Risk Consulting, Client Advisory, and Information Technology practices. Armand led efforts to successfully expand the scope of Marsh’s relationships with strategic customers such as Dow Corning, General Electric, Tyco, IBM, and American Standard.

Prior to Marsh USA, Inc., Armand held the position of Vice President at Wells Fargo’s Commercial Banking Division. In the ten years he worked for the bank, he was a driving force behind much of their product innovation including their Internet Banking products.

Armand has a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Robert Rodriguez, Chief Operating Officer

Robert is a seasoned operations expert with extensive experience managing complex software and service implementations. Under his leadership and vision, the industry’s first commercially successful insurance compliance product was introduced to market. His unique blend of technical, operations management, and customer relations expertise has enabled him to successfully and repeatedly implement value-driven and scalable insurance compliance operations for the past two decades.

Robert joined Exigis from Registry Monitoring Insurance Services (‘RMIS’) where he served as Vice President of Operations.

Prior to RMIS, Robert spent nine years with Insurance Data Services (‘IDS’) as Director of Information Technology where he successfully led a team in the development and commercial introduction of one of the industry’s first certificate of insurance tracking software applications. Following the 2007 acquisition of IDS by Ebix, Inc., Robert was promoted to Vice President, Operations in charge of managing the combined operations of the Ebix BPO [RCS] division. During Robert’s eight-year tenure with Ebix he provided strategic and tactical leadership and management of resources within all areas of operations including technology, applications development, client services, call centers and client relations. In addition, Robert worked hands on to deliver innovative, cost effective business solutions to clients in support of risk management and contractor/vendor on-boarding efforts.

Robert holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Information Systems from the University of Phoenix.

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Gardner Heidrick, Director of Sales

Gardner is an experienced executive that has dedicated his career to understanding and solving complex risk issues for large organizations both in the private and public sectors.

Prior to joining Exigis, Gardner spent over two decades in Commercial Insurance holding various executive level positions at both Marsh and Aon. He has a deep understanding and appreciation for the needs and drivers of our customer base and our markets.

In his capacity as Director of Sales, Gardner is responsible for developing and implementing our sales strategies across the Company’s expanding portfolio of domestic and international accounts.

Gardner holds a Master’s in International Relations from the University of Miami and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Texas Christian University.

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Nick Rivadeneira, Vice President of Engineering

Nick is a dynamic leader that is passionate about solving complex business problems with digital solutions.

In his capacity as Vice President of Engineering Nick is focused on directing and orchestrating all engineering and product management efforts towards the singular goal of solving the complex risk problems facing our customers with simple yet elegant solutions.

Prior to joing Exigis, Nick spent five years in leading engineering firms in Manhattan including Thoughtbot and CMPLY where he developed a knack for connecting the world of business and technology.

Nick earned a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University.

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