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About BCP Tech

Mission & Values

Our Purpose is to Challenge the Industry and Exceed Expectations


Technology Risk Management & Insurance Solutions for Rapidly Growing Technology Companies and their Investors

BCP Tech is the leading provider of technology risk management, due diligence, and insurance solutions for rapidly growing, emerging technology companies and their investors. Our expertise and understanding around the liability attached to a piece of data is second to none and allows us to bring value to anyone who touches that piece of data from the time it’s created until it rests. By offering a robust suite of technology risk management services, we’re able to reduce your risk, save you money, and free up more of your time.

Our Core Values 


Tenacious, competitive, creative problem solving, proactive anticipation and solutions

Exceptional Service

Responsive, attention to detail, timeliness and professionalism

Honesty & Integrity

Consistency and ownership


Have fun, teamwork, camaraderie, empathy inside and outside the agency

Meet the Team

Our Leadership


Travis Holt

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Travis is recognized as a national expert on the contractual transfer of technology risk and matching insurance requirements to the risk transfer and runs the technology, venture capital, and cyber liability practice groups for bcp tech.  His areas of expertise include professional liability, management liability, technology risk management and due diligence, and cyber liability.  He has been published and speaks frequently to groups of professionals on different technology risk management topics.  Travis is currently completing his cyber security risk mitigation certificate from Harvard University. Travis enjoys playing golf and spending time with his wife and two young boys when he's not working.


Stephen Bowen

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Stephen is an attorney who focuses on technology risk transfer for emerging and middle enterprise companies. His comprehensive work includes technology and traditional risk management for industries such as construction, manufacturing, real estate, and hospitality. He also runs the surety department and works with a number of tech and non-tech companies for their bonding needs. LinkedIn


Nathan Kurtz

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Nathan is a serial entrepreneur and operations expert.  He educates emerging and growth technology companies, venture capital and private equity fund managers in tech operations and risk mitigation.  Prior to joining Brush Creek, Nathan was senior program officer at the Kauffman Foundation, focusing his work on venture capital education in support of the Kauffman Fellows Program.  He also worked on effective entrepreneurial access to capital and growth resources, including financial support and mentoring for accelerators.

VP of Technology Risk

Emily Short

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Emily consults on risk management and insurance solutions across a variety of industries, with a particular focus on technology, venture capital, and private equity risks. Emily previously worked as a cyber and technology insurance broker at one of the largest international brokers.  Prior to that, Emily was practicing law, focusing on professional liability insurance defense.  In addition to her Juris Doctor, Emily completed the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) designation and the Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) designation.  She is licensed to practice law in Kansas and Missouri and has her Kansas insurance license.


Diana Dinsmore

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Diana Dinsmore is a senior executive with 30 years of leadership in areas focusing on financial/cost accounting and reporting, cash flow analysis and forecasting, budgeting, human resources/payroll, contract negotiations and administration, accounting process implementation and improvement, insurance administration and general office management. Diana previously served as President/CEO of her own company for 20 years where she provided outsourced Controller and management services to small-to-medium emerging companies throughout the U.S. During this time, her client list represented various industries including: capital projects consulting, real estate development, leasing and sales, residential and commercial construction, engineering, and equipment sales.  Diana worked directly with executive leadership teams to provide the necessary financial process discipline and information needed to aid in the continued growth of the client organizations. Diana has a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of Missouri-Columbia and was a CPA in the State of Oklahoma from 1985-2006.

Director of Due Dilligence

Nathan Lutz

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In his role as Director of Due Diligence, Nathan works primarily with private equity clientele and strategic buyers. He has performed business insurance due diligence reviews across a wide range of industries, including healthcare, staffing, construction, and manufacturing. Areas of insurance expertise include management liability, cyber, professional liability, and representation & warranty indemnification. Nathan is a Kansas City native and enjoys golf, snowboarding, and walks with his German Shepherd, Nala!

Risk Advisor/Producer

Jake Durham

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Jake is a risk advisor and producer at Brush Creek Partners.  In his role, Jake specializes in risk management and insurance for rapidly growing technology companies and their venture capital, private equity, family office investors. He offers extensive experience in professional liability, management liability, technology risk management, and due diligence, and cyber liability. In his free time,  Jake enjoys playing golf, hunting, and rooting on the Texas A&M football team.

Risk Advisor/Producer

Mike Besler

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Mike is a risk advisor at Brush Creek Partners. In his role, Mike consults on risk management and insurance solutions across a variety of industries, with a particular focus on emerging technology companies and their venture capital, private equity, and family office investors. He offers extensive experience in professional liability, management liability, technology risk management, due diligence, and cyber liability. In his free time, Mike enjoys playing golf, cheering on the Kansas City athletic teams, and playing with his two sons Leo and Benny.

Senior Account Manager

Maria George

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Maria Blando is a senior account manager on our technology team.  Maria brings her tech-savvy and problem-solving skills along with several years of outstanding client service.  Maria is earning her AINS designation and is specializing in cyber and technology coverage at Brush Creek. Maria graduated from Kansas State University with degrees in Human Services and Leadership.  She applies these experiences for leadership and service inside and outside the organization. 

Senior Account Manager

Baleigh Mendez

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In her role, Baleigh brings several years of account management experience to the bcp tech team.  Baleigh focuses on fintech, digital health and related technology clients, and the funds that invest in them. Prior to joining Brush Creek, Baleigh worked for a national broker where she specialized in professional and management liability.  She also has outstanding customer service expertise through her years of taking care of clients in the wine industry.

Account Administrator

Spencer Terpstra

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Spencer graduated from UMKC Bloch School of Business with a major in Business Administration and an emphasis in management.  He is currently part of the Delta Sigma Pi Alumni chapter and district director for the Rockhurst collegiate chapter.  In his role, Spencer is an account administrator for the technology team.

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