Trevor Burgess is the CEO of Neptune, the largest provider of private flood insurance nationwide, through agents and online at NeptuneFlood.com. Neptune makes it easy to buy insurance by using award-winning Artificial Intelligence to protect homeowners and businesses from catastrophic risks such as flooding. Through its Jumpstart brand, Neptune also offers parametric insurance including earthquake insurance in CA, OR, and WA. Neptune’s technology connects customers, agents, Neptune, and the global insurance markets. Neptune’s 120,000+ policies are backed by AM Best rated carriers such as AXA XL, Transverse, and Lloyd’s.
Mr. Burgess is a prolific fin-tech inventor with 4 patents awarded and 8 more under application. His latest patent covers Triton, the level one AI underwriting engine used by Neptune.
Trevor is Chairman of TRB Development, a diversified residential real estate company, and formerly served on the board of Zeguro, a cybersecurity insuretech, which was acquired by HSB/MunichRe in October 2021.
Trevor is the former CEO of C1 Bank and its bank holding company, C1 Financial (NYSE: BNK). Trevor was named the 2014 American Banker Community Banker of the Year and was recognized as the 2013 Ernst & Young Florida Entrepreneur of the Year in the financial services category. In 2014 SNL named C1 the 6th fastest growing bank in the country over the prior five years. Mr. Burgess ran C1 since acquiring control of C1’s predecessor bank in December 2009. C1 Bank was acquired by Bank OZK in July 2016 generating a 47% return for its IPO investors in less than 24 months.
Taking his company public on the NYSE in 2014, Mr. Burgess became the first openly gay CEO of a publicly-traded bank. In 2015 the Financial Times in conjunction with OUTstanding named Mr. Burgess one of the leading global LGBT executives and in 2016, NBC News named Trevor one of “11 Out Business Leaders You Should Know.” In 2019 OUTstanding and Yahoo! Finance listed Trevor as one of the top 100 global LGBT+ executive role models. In 2021 CNBC profiled Trevor for their Behind The Desk series and in 2022 he was featured across NBCUniversal’s platforms for Pride month.
Mr. Burgess served as a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley, where he executed IPOs and other capital raising transactions as an investment banker in the Equity Capital Markets Division. During his nearly 10 years at Morgan Stanley, he executed over 100 transactions raising over $50 billion.
After graduating from Dartmouth College in 1994 Mr. Burgess was a Consultant at Monitor Company in Cambridge, MA.