Welcome to Lumen Risk Services Designed by insurance experts.
Powered by digital innovation.

Bringing insurance to the marketplace in brand new ways

  • Years of Industry Experience
  • Cutting-Edge Technology
  • Commitment to Service

It's not just about being different.
It's about being better.

We aren’t just listening to clients and responding. We’re rethinking the needs of stakeholders and deploying the best resources to meet those needs. We go beyond, constantly creating new ways to deliver exceptional experiences.

Meet The Team

Scott Whitaker

Scott currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Lumen. His prior experience includes transactional wholesale brokerage as well as wholesale program operations, serving as President of his two prior firms. He has extensive experience in managing carrier relationships, structuring reinsurance facilities to support programs, and development of successful distribution strategies. He holds a BBA in Finance and an MBA from Baylor University and currently resides in Dallas, TX.

The WHY for Scott:

“Because it’s time for innovation. It’s time for a different kind of company. One that is not only committed to building excellent insurance products based on emerging technologies – but also committed to being the best employer, business partner and community citizen possible. As a company we believe people are the priority, and when you treat them that way you empower them to reach their fullest potential.”

Matt Austin

Matt serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Lumen. He brings 15 years of commercial insurance experience in financial and operations management - including brokerage management, underwriting, claims, and reinsurance. Matt holds a BBA from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. He currently resides in Dallas, TX.

The WHY for Matt:

I am very excited to be a part of a company that has the vision to bring a new experience to the insurance marketplace. Lumen’s ability to leverage technology with deep industry experience creates an opportunity to be a difference maker in a changing, dynamic sector. A company that is founded on character and leadership is uniquely positioned to deliver excellent service and industry leading solutions. By aligning the interests of our employees, stakeholders, and partners, Lumen is equipped to create value and return for all parties.

Peter Boynton

Peter has more than 11 years of experience in insurance and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Underwriting for Lumen. He began his career on the wholesale side working in transactional brokerage. He quickly developed a deep level of expertise in non-admitted real estate classes and served as a senior underwriter for a nationally syndicated real estate facility. Peter’s unique expertise and insights in the commercial property world, as well as his distribution relationships make him an invaluable asset as Lumen launches into the programs space. Peter holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University and currently resides in Dallas, TX.

The WHY for Peter:

“There is an overwhelming opportunity to take things to the next level in the insurance space. I want to help build a company that doesn’t sacrifice service and relationships for the sake of technology and innovation, but is equally committed to both. I want to be a part of a team with like-minded goals and I look forward to establishing Lumen as an agent of change in the marketplace.”

Jared Wilkin

Jared serves as Chief Technology Officer and brings more than 17 years of broad technology experience to Lumen, both as a full stack software engineer and engineering manager. His experience in application development and business processes makes him uniquely qualified to drive the innovation that sets Lumen apart in the commercial insurance space. Jared holds a Computer Engineering degree from the University of Washington and recently earned an MBA from WGU. He currently resides just outside of Dallas, TX.

The WHY for Jared:

“The insurance industry historically has been a late adopter of new technologies, and while the digital revolution is pushing against the status quo across multiple industries, there are substantial opportunities to lead out with digital innovation in commercial insurance programs. I have always been passionate about enabling people through excellence in engineering and I believe Lumen can be a major driver of change as we push the envelope of technology.”