Modus delivers intelligently designed and technologically innovative software solutions to insurers, wireless carriers and fleet operators worldwide.
Modus is a pioneer in the wireless and vehicle telematics space with a DNA of mobile innovation, great customer experience, affordability and industry leading level of service, support and technological expertise.
Modus began as a spin off from Vision Wireless, which CEO Brandon Johnson and Tim Philibosian co-founded in 2002. As one of the first vehicle telematics providers focused on the auto insurance market, Modus saw early success in this space and quickly surpassed its parent company’s revenue and growth. Now, four years later, Modus has broadened its offering to all aspects of telematics and leads the industry in providing the most technologically advanced, intuitive, and reliable vehicle telematics solution available. Many of the world’s largest insurers, technology companies and fleet operators rely on Modus to improve their business performance.
Meet the Leadership Team
Having led successful technology companies for more than 18 years, Brandon has positioned Modus to be the premier global leader in both connected car insurance and fleet management solutions. In 2002, Brandon and his business partner Tim cofounded Vision Wireless (Modus’s predecessor), a web development company that created custom sales enablement portals for wireless resellers. Prior to that, Brandon ran a firm that designed and built technology plus automation solutions, many still in active operation around the world, for the entertainment industry.
Co-Founder & Head of Sales
As an owner and operator of wireless technology companies since 1999, Tim has a long career history of sales and entrepreneurial excellence. He leads the organization’s sales efforts worldwide and is an active member of the CTIA (Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association). In 2006, Tim was named as Entrepreneur of the Month in the San Francisco Business Times. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from San Jose State University.
Stephen brings more than 20 years of financial experience, 10 of which at the executive level, to Modus. An entrepreneur at heart, Stephen began his career as a small business owner after receiving his undergraduate degree in Accounting. From there, he spent time in the media industry before joining a small start-up company, which would become the wireless platform for Salesforce.com and its first strategic acquisition after going public. Stephen later diversified his experience by joining a manufacturing company where, as CFO, he was a key player in driving efficiency improvements and new market penetrations both domestically and internationally. He holds an MBA in Global Enterprise from Pepperdine University.
As CTO at Modus, Slinker brings more than 17 years of executive-level experience in enterprise system development and strategic technical planning to his role. With a focus on execution with velocity and oversight over the organization’s technology initiatives, Slinker leads the development, project management, and system deployments for Modus. He is always striving for the solution that leads to rapid system deployments and achieves client objectives.
Executive Director Strategic Markets
Nathan has more than 14 years of business development experience. He has led both the development and deployment of multiple PAYD (Pay As You Drive) solutions with insurance carriers including for Esurance, an Allstate company. Nathan’s hands on experience developing technology roadmaps and product portfolios for connected car solutions, managing sales engineering teams and deploying UBI solutions enables him to be an effective, consultative expert to his clients. Nathan proudly holds an MBA in Management of Technology from Georgia Tech.
VP Client Services
With more than 18 years of experience as a hands-on support and logistics liaison for customers, Andrea is a key contributor to Modus’s ongoing success. Her department is responsible for all organizational processes, customer support, data entry, logistics, new client implementations and new solution roll outs. Andrea has led several successful vehicle telematics initiatives over the past five years and continues to focus on process improvements for Modus Logistics and Support Services. Prior to Modus, Andrea was instrumental in the operational success of Vision Wireless, where she worked from its inception. Before that, she spent four years supporting national sales efforts at Sprint after starting her career in the insurance industry.
VP Insurance Solutions
Prior to joining Modus in 2016, Jon had been with Esurance for eight years as a Product Manager and launched one of the auto insurance industry’s earliest UBI programs, DriveSense™, with Modus in 2010. In 2013, Jon partnered again with Modus to launch the first teen distracted driving prevention program in the industry, DriveSafe™, and in 2015 launched the Esurance Pay Per Mile program. Prior to Esurance, Jon was a biotechnology R&D scientist who received his MBA from UC Irvine and a BS in Microbiology from Clemson University.