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CEO Perspective: Darryl Rawlings, CEO of Trupanion

When combined, my cat’s collective name is Satan. I didn’t plan it that way. I named them Matan and Sinclair, and a college kid I mentored coined the name. I tell you this because, today’s post is about a guy who started a company to help cats like Satan (and dogs). Darryl Rawlings has a passion for pets, (get the tissue before you read his inspiration below) and he did something about it. #PurposeDrivenLeader #TheWorldisABetterPlace

Trupanion provides health insurance for pets. While that may seem like a niche business, the concept has taken off in recent years. As the cost of pet care grows, people need ways to pay for unexpected injuries or long-term illnesses. The Seattle company, which went public in July 2014, has grown to about 500 employees. Trupanion CEO Darryl Rawlings founded the company in Canada in 1999 and moved the business to Seattle in 2005. He was named the Ernst & Young Pacific Northwest Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015. Read the full article on PSBJ.

 

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