About Penn River

Penn River Team

Our Team Members who have contributed immensely to our Growth
David Shaw

David Shaw

CEO, Co-Founder

David Shaw has over 30 years of experience in the insurance and financial industry including leading IT for multiple large companies as the Chief Information Officer and running P&L for significant business units within consulting organizations. He has been an early adopter of leading-edge technologies including modern Policy Administrations Systems.

Paul Soscia

Paul Soscia

Co-Founder

Paul brings more than 20 years experience in the financial services industry with expertise in leading both technology and business initiatives. He has held executive, PM, and lead architect positions over the course of his career. That experience coupled with his product and business expertise provided Paul with the foresight to develop a modern Policy Administration System.

Ben Dashkiwsky

Ben Dashkiwsky

Co-Founder

With over 10 years experience in Policy Administration Systems, Ben has specialized in implementing and supporting policy admin systems through the software development lifecycle.

Sherry Xu

Sherry Xu

Architect

Sherry is the primary developer and creator of the Penn River Policy Administration platform. With over 15 years of experience in life and annuity administration systems, she has pioneered and shaped the policy admin system of the future. Sherry has built a robust and dynamic design philosophy throughout her career serving in critical roles for major Policy Administration Software vendors.

Ginny Malecki

Ginny Malecki

Management Consultant

With over 30 years in the Life, Health and Annuity insurance business Ginny has experience on mulitple Policy Administration Systems. Her background includes experience in Office Operations at carriers including MONY, Philadelphia Life, CIGNA, AIG, and Penn Mutual where she oversaw system implementations for a variety of products and product enhancements.

Pam Doggett

Pam Doggett

Senior Advisor

Pam is a customer-centric business consultant with comprehensive knowledge of insurance processing and administration. Her focus today includes corporate growth, business analysis and client development. Pamela was a Co-founder of AdminServer, Inc., a provider of insurance policy administration software, which was bought by Oracle in 2008.