Mike Flaherty – New Hire Announcement

New Hire Announcement: Mike Flaherty

This week we would like to welcome Mike Flaherty to the team! Mike is joining Farmers Risk as our Senior Product Designer. As a Senior Product Designer, Mike will be focused on making Farmers Risk an enjoyable and easy-to-use experience for all users.

Although Mike brings over a decade of product design experience with him to the Farmers Risk team, his passion for technology pre-dates his career. As a former Purdue University graduate, he studied the design of GIS/GPS data visualization systems for Agronomy as part of my graduate research.

Prior to joining the team, Mike taught graphic design and visual communications at IUPUI, a has developed passion for creating brand concepts for mobile and web applications. More recently, as a design consultant, he spent a year working in the Ag-Tech industry and found the industry so compelling, he went in search of a company to join full-time and came across Farmers Risk.

“I’m excited to be here at Farmers Risk and to work with so many people passionate about the industry, about improving it. There is a great deal of experience and focus here, and that is a great sign. I think this is going to be a great year,” says Flaherty. 

Mike is also and is a self-proclaimed “graphics nerd”; husband and father, and in his free time likes to build aquariums and play board games.

“We’re extremely excited to have someone with Mike’s amount of experience in software design, user research, and UX patterns to join our team. Mike is not new to agriculture and brings with him a deep understanding of working with a user base of farmers and advisors.  His openness to learning and his ability to ask incredibly good questions really stood out during our vetting process. We’re very glad Mike accepted our offer and is now part of the team,” says Eric Barnard, CTO, and Co-Founder. 

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