The leaders of our mission to protect the next million families.
The Ethos Leadership Team
Peter Colis Headshot
Peter Colis, Co-Founder, CEO
Peter is passionate about protecting millions of families. Before Co-Founding Ethos, Peter and Co-Founder Lingke started Ovid Corp, an insurance auction platform that was acquired in 2019. He received his MBA from Stanford and enjoys spending time with his family and playing chess.
Lingke Headshot
Lingke Wang, Co-founder, President
As Co-founder and President, Lingke Wang is responsible for software development, company scale and growth. Prior to Ethos, Lingke and Ethos Co-founder Peter Colis started Ovid Corp, an insurance auction platform that was acquired in 2019. Lingke started his career at Morgan Stanley and received his MBA from Stanford University.
Sheila Vashee, Chief Marketing Officer
Sheila Vashee, Chief Marketing Officer, leads and scales the company’s marketing, growth, and brand efforts across B2B and consumer. Prior to Ethos, Sheila was a partner at early stage investing firm Basis Set Ventures and held high-profile marketing and growth roles at Opendoor and Dropbox. She holds an MBA from U.C. Berkeley.
Anan Kashyap
Anan Kashyap, Chief Financial Officer
Anan Kashyap, Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for Ethos’ financial strategy. Prior to Ethos, Anan served as the Chief Financial Officer at Poshmark where he oversaw the company's growth from a private startup to IPO. His career includes stints at GrubHub, KAYAK, and Deutsche Bank. He holds an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.
Vipul Sharma, Chief Technology Officer
Vipul Sharma, Chief Technology Officer, leads Ethos’ technology & strategy. Vipul joined Ethos as VP of Engineering in 2019. Prior, Vipul held engineering leadership positions at Indeed and Eventbrite and founded Simppler, an employee referral platform that was later acquired. He earned an MS in computer science from the University of Houston.
Erin Lantz
Erin Lantz, Chief Revenue Officer
Erin Lantz, Chief Revenue Officer, leads CX efforts and the sales team. Prior to Ethos, Erin built and scaled operations for Zillow Group and Bank of America. Erin sits on the boards for TrueCar, Inc and Shelter Acquisition Corp. and is an advisor to Qualia Labs. She received her MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Troy Thompson
Troy Thompson, Chief Actuary
Troy Thompson, Chief Actuary, leads product strategy and actuarial product development to help Ethos transform the way insurance is designed and underwritten. Troy previously served as Chief Actuary at Legal & General America. Troy sits on the boards of Banner Life, and William Penn, and is a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries.
Allyson Savage
Allyson Savage, Chief of Staff
Allyson Savage, Chief of Staff, VP of Internal Comms, leads comms strategies, strategic planning, and cross-functional projects. She previously served as VP of Marketing and Comms for Wunderman Thompson, leading the marketing and communications that integrated two of the industry’s biggest agencies. She holds an MBA from the Univ. of San Fran.
Vishal Sankhla
Vishal Sankhla, VP of Product
Vishal Sankhla, VP of Product, leads product management. Prior to Ethos, Vishal held senior engineering positions at Uber, Facebook, and Cision and co-founded Viralheat, a B2B SaaS company that was acquired by Cision in 2015. He holds an MS in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California.
Marty Schafer
Marty Schafer, Chief Distribution Officer
Marty Schafer, Chief Distribution Officer, leads channel distribution and insurance partnerships with third party life insurance distributors and insurance agents. Prior to Ethos, Marty was an SVP at Crump Life Insurance Services, VP at John Hancock, and co-founded Saybrus Partners, a distribution company.
Meet our board of directors
Roelof Botha
Partner, Sequoia Capital
Nate Niparko
Partner, Accel
John Kunze
SVP Consumer Experiences, PayPal
Kyle Doherty
Managing Director, General Catalyst
Priscilla Hung
President & COO, Guidewire Software
Khozema Shipchandler
CFO, Twilio
Brian Bendett
Partner, GV
Konstantine Buhler
Partner, Sequoia Capital
Karol Niewiadomski
Investment Director, Softbank Investment Advisors
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