John-Bernard "JB" Duler co-founded EFN with Thomas Jensen in 2003. He has a 30 year background in business creation and management including founding Esurance the leading personal auto insurance business. Currently, he is the co-founder and CEO of Visada, an image processing technology company. Prior to this position, he founded Duler and Co. which was acquired by Arthur J. Gallagher (NYSE: AJG) in 2012. Before that John-Bernard was a founder and was the CEO of Formatics Technologies, a software company formed to offer products to accelerate sustainable manufacturing in the chemical and food processing industries.

In 1998, John-Bernard founded and served as CEO of Esurance, which was recently acquired by Allstate (NYSE: ALL) for $1 billion. Before Esurance, he gained worldwide experience having held senior management posts with global financial services companies such as AXA and CIGNA, and engineering and consulting experience throughout the world in the food, oil, and mining industries with FM International.

John-Bernard has lectured on finance and entrepreneurship at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, and San Francisco State University and has served as a mentor and judge for venture competitions at Stanford University, UC Berkeley and for the Global Social Venture Competition. John-Bernard holds a BS in mathematics, a MS in engineering from Ecole des Mines in France, and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Industry Experience

Insurance, e-commerce, non-profit


Startups, finance, insurance, big data

Universities Mentored For

Stanford, UC Berkeley, University of Michigan

John Bernard “JB” Duler

Enterprise Futures Network

San Francisco Bay Area

EFN Member Since 2003


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