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Origin Story

We are insurance agents and business owners at our roots.

Some of us have been in insurance over a decade. We are all on a mission to build the best software for independent insurance agencies.

Co-founders Peter and Joe met on the first day of their MBA program at Boston College. Peter came from a family insurance agency, where he sold insurance. Joe came from a family business where he bought insurance. They knew there had to be a better way, and began to iterate. 

Following graduation, they started working full time on their mission to bring the Wunder back to insurance.

wunderite founders


Peter MacDonald

Co-Founder, CEO

Before founding Wunderite in 2018, Peter worked at a family insurance agency selling most types of insurance. In this role, Peter earned industry licenses and credentials (CPCU, CRM, CIC, LIA), represented independent agents to lawmakers in Washington DC with the IIABA, and built and implemented technology for the agency.

Intrigued by computers since he was four, Peter hacked the UI of AOL Instant Messenger, started modhalo.net to enhance Halo gameplay, and built bulletprooflinks.com (featured in Wired) before graduating high school. He quickly figured that the insurance industry needed better technology.

Peter earned an MBA with distinction from Boston College as a Dean’s Scholar and a BS in Mathematics Cum Laude from Wheaton (IL).

Peter lives in Massachusetts with his wife and three kids. He is a former traveler, recent drone enthusiast, and likes to be outside.

Joe Schnare

Co-Founder, COO

Prior to founding Wunderite, Joe Schnare spent 7 years at a family-owned wholesale distribution business, where he helped manage general operations, oversaw finance and accounting, and was the de-facto head of IT. Joe has extensive experience implementing new technology, handling everything from data conversion and new system configuration to employee training and user onboarding.

Joe earned his MBA from Boston College, where he was a Dean’s Scholar, and his BS in Finance Summa Cum Laude from Northeastern University.

Joe lives in Boston but spends any free time at the beach in Hampton, New Hampshire. He is an avid poker player and board game enthusiast.