PIUS Appoints Julie Markoski Director of Operations
Veteran technology analyst to enhance operational processes, promote efficiency
CARY, N.C., December 18, 2023 – Insured technology financing pioneer, PIUS, a Gallagher company, announced today the appointment of Julie Markoski to Director of Operations. In this role, she will be responsible for shepherding deals from underwriting through closing, while overseeing and improving processes across multiple departments, maximizing efficiency and quality of services.
Ms. Markoski brings more than two decades of experience in technology and commercialization analysis and as an entrepreneur. She joined PIUS in February 2022 as a director, analyzing prospective borrowers through technology assessment, intellectual property review, market analysis, and other factors. In short order, she became familiar with the other parts of the lending and insuring process and learned how those parts are interconnected.
“PIUS has grown rapidly over the past few years, evolving from a small team with members performing a multitude of roles, to one more expansive and with more specialization. Given the breadth and uniqueness of PIUS’ services, there are many moving parts that require coordination with various stakeholders and across the team,” said Joe Agiato, CEO of PIUS. “Julie’s unique background and experience made her an invaluable team member from the start, but also make her the ideal person to step into this new role, where she will have oversight over each facet, performing due diligence, ensuring procedures are on pace, and monitoring transactions across the entire lifecycle. I look forward to supporting her as she helps take PIUS to the next level.”
Prior to joining PIUS, Markoski served as a technology commercialization consultant for Fuentek, LLC, performing technology and market analysis to form strategy and make commercialization recommendations for universities, government research facilities, international companies, and nonprofit research organizations. She has founded and co-founded two engineering and product development companies focused on energy and power innovations for the Department of Defense and its prime contractors.
“We have a fantastic group of analysts at PIUS, and my goal is to help them perform at their highest level, whether that means getting in the trenches with them, or getting out of their way when needed,” said Markoski. “I am eager to step into this role to facilitate resources and informational exchange and collaboration between groups, ultimately supporting the success of the PIUS underwriting staff, across technology and credit, to achieve overarching goals.”
Markoski holds a Master of Business Administration in technology commercialization and entrepreneurship, and doctoral and master’s degrees in chemistry from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
PIUS Limited, LLC, a Gallagher company, is a managing general underwriter with extensive expertise in evaluating IP and high-growth technology-driven companies. It offers a proprietary insurance product for growing technology companies, which utilizes a company’s intellectual property (IP) as collateral. By insuring the loan based on its evaluation of a company’s IP, PIUS helps facilitate greater loan amounts at better rates, while transferring the risk from the lender to the insurer. Through PIUS’ CLip Notes program, PIUS provides the insurance, brings the capital source via institutional investors, and monitors the transaction, providing a complete solution. For more information, visit https://piusre.com