Experts in Guidewire Software® implementations and core system transformation launch new consulting firm Cynosure, Inc.

Cynosure founded in response to growing need for expertise and experience in driving successful Guidewire platform implementations and modernization initiatives

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--()--The property and casualty insurance industry’s continually strong demand for Guidewire InsuranceSuite® requires the right skills and expertise to ensure a successful implementation and core systems transformation effort. In response, a group of former Guidewire® professional services senior members, representing over 30 years of Guidewire implementation and configuration experience, has launched Cynosure, a consulting firm focused on helping insurers plan, implement, and manage successful legacy transformation efforts with the Guidewire platform.

In addition to the official company launch, Cynosure has recently been named a member of PartnerConnect, Guidewire’s invitation-only alliance program designed to support insurer core systems deployments and business transformation initiatives.

Cynosure consultants leverage their deep property and casualty and Guidewire platform knowledge, combined with their years of implementation experience in driving over 20 successful insurance core transformation initiatives to enable lower cost of ownership and improved operational efficiencies for insurers who have invested in Guidewire solutions.

Commenting on Cynosure and the quality of its services, Tim MacAleese, CFO with Elephant Insurance, stated, “Cynosure is one of the best consulting firms we have worked with and is a true partner. They have extensive Guidewire experience across the suite, but what makes Cynosure such a valuable partner is their knowledge of the property and casualty business and their ability to work with people in all areas of our organization to deliver successful projects.”

Guidewire’s Chris Elsmore, vice president, Global Alliances and Business Development added, “We congratulate the Cynosure team on the launch of new firm and also welcome them as one of the newest members of the Guidewire PartnerConnect program. We are always pleased to work with a consulting firm like Cynosure, who shares our goal of providing Guidewire customers only the highest quality services to ensure the success of their Guidewire implementations.”

The broad range of Guidewire solution related consulting services offered by Cynosure include:

  • Program management
  • InsuranceSuite-wide implementation
  • InsuranceSuite-wide integration
  • Data migration
  • Training
  • Quality assurance
  • Performance management
  • Mobile and Portal implementations (Digital Strategy)
  • Business intelligence/ analytics

Cynosure co-founder and director of core systems transformation, Sid Wadhwa, noted, “We are excited to announce the launch of Cynosure and look forward to continuing our close working relationship with Guidewire and its customers. Our singular goal is to help Guidewire customers to maximize the value of their Guidewire investments by meeting or exceeding their business goals through core systems modernization. The experience of the Cynosure team and our track record in delivering successful projects will serve our insurer customers well.”

Other Cynosure founding members include: Anand Upnal, Ravi Ganta, Rajesh Thiharie and Sashi Inuganti.

About Cynosure

Based in Jacksonville, Florida, Cynosure is a team of Guidewire InsuranceSuite® experts focused on simplifying core system transformation for insurers. Cynosure was founded with the objective of helping Guidewire Software® customers lower their total cost of ownership. Cynosure consultants have previous experience delivering over 20 successful Guidewire projects and represent a combined 30+ years of Guidewire implementation experience. Leveraging its deep understanding of Guidewire products, Cynosure delivers speed and efficiency to its clients’ business operations.

The Cynosure team consists of former, senior-level Guidewire professional services staff. The firm provides committed individuals to lead each implementation and leverages Cynosure’s expertise, implementation accelerators, distributed agile model, wide range of services and rapid development approach to enable successful core transformation projects. For additional information, visit or call (630) 481-7739.


Anand Upnal, 630.481.7739


Anand Upnal, 630.481.7739