As Executive Vice President for Senior Market Sales®, Hershel Kleinberg is responsible for guiding the company's technology vision and solidifying the insurance marketer’s reputation as one of the industry’s leading technological innovators. Since joining Senior Market Sales® in 1997, Hershel has overseen the development of a number of company’s powerful web-based tools and services never before seen in the insurance industry.
Hershel comes from a family tradition in insurance. He became a licensed agent at the age of 18, but his background is also rich with expertise in other fields. Prior to joining Senior Market Sales®, he was a research scientist with Bellcore, where he researched a new technology called Hypertext—the precursor to the World Wide Web. Hershel's Internet development experience includes more than 15 years as a graphic designer and programmer, with expertise across many programming and application environments. Some of his past clients include the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the National Geographic Society, the Department of Education and PBS.
As an attorney, Hershel worked in Patent litigation for Howrey & Simon with such high-profile clients as Nestle, Pepsi, Fisher Price, Alcon Laboratories and Kodak. He clerked for Judge Paul Michel, the now-retired chief judge of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Hershel holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Washington University and a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center.