Kate E. R. Sampson
Vice President, Risk Solutions
Kate Sampson is the woman behind insuring the Sharing Economy. After decades of experience in the insurance industry, she’s now crafting Lyft’s strategic risk management vision as their VP of Risk Solutions.
For as long as Lyft has redefined transportation, Sampson has developed insurance to match it. She’s created personal and commercial automobile insurance solutions for the ride-sharing industry and helped the company pass insurance regulations nationwide.
Before the sharing economy’s heyday, Sampson was a leader at Marsh, serving as Office Head in San Francisco and San Jose, and Growth Leader for the Pacific North Partnership. Marsh offices throughout the Western US worked with her to coordinate their growth efforts across all product lines. Sampson also previously spent eight years in the Private Equity & M&A (PEMA), leading the West Zone FINPRO practice, specializing in due diligence and specialty insurance solutions for mergers and acquisitions.
A frequent speaker and thought leader, Sampson is recognized as an industry expect in transactional risk insurance, sharing economy and on-demand products, and private equity financial professional products and services.