Recognizing a void in the marketplace for on-shore based system implementers, P&C industry veteran, Chris Sawyer and Duck Creek specialist, Michael Smith, founded Next Level Solutions. 

Unlike other technology providers that offer a large breadth of services for various industries, Next level Solutions taps into the deep industry experience and resources of its founders, solely focusing on the technology needs of the Property & Casualty Insurance carriers. From analysts to architects to business analysts and implementation leads, Next Level Solutions provides clients with access to the best technical and business resources in the Duck Creek market.

By combining the advantages of on-shore presence and near-shore talent, Next level Solutions is in a unique position to deliver end-to-end Duck Creek implementation, with timely turnaround and off-shore value. Whatever the project size and scope, Chris, Michael and their team are committed to delivering exceptional solutions while maintaining the client’s best interests throughout all phases of the process.


Chris Sawyer

Serving in both domestic and international leadership positions with Liberty Mutual, Chris Sawyer has in-depth carrier insight and more than 20 years in the Property and Casualty Insurance industry. In addition, he has experience turning around a IT organization after a significant acquisition cycle, streamlining operational effectiveness, while reducing budget and exceeding business expectations. Statement about role and impact at NLS. 

  • While at Insurity helped create a customer facing consulting organization to help sell and streamline organizations across the business value chain
  • Created and founded an industry leading consulting firm, solely focused on the P&C market and designed to help carriers meet business demands through technology initiatives
  • Grew a start-up consulting operation to a client base of 25+ carriers over a 5 year time frame

Michael Smith

A former Practice Lead over Duck Creek Operations for an industry leading system integrator, Michael Smith brings 13 years of Duck Creek Implementation and Insurance Technology Operations experience to Next Level Solutions. His in-depth knowledge of the platform allowed him to take on the challenge of establishing a Duck Creek practice and growing it to an industry leader in under 3 years.

  • Ability to provide clients with analysis and strategic thinking to improve their business operations through the effective use of the Duck Creek Platform 
  • Advanced leadership and strategic growth understanding
  • Knowledgeable in all aspects of software implementation, including Architecture, Development, Business Process, and Product Enhancement
  • Industry leader in recruiting, teaching, mentoring and rewarding the best technical talent in the market

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