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Jaya Gopalan

Research and Content Manager



Jayalakshmi (Jaya) Gopalan is a Research and Content Manager at SMA and supports the full cycle of SMA research methodology, contributing in the delivery of a variety of research studies and consulting projects. Jaya also is the SMA knowledge master for all of SMA’s research raw data, charts, and diagrams, along with the tracking of InsurTech startups. Jaya has five years of experience that include market research, academic research, and working with Non-Governmental Organizations. In her previous roles, she has successfully managed teams and helped in establishing nascent organizations. Jaya has a strong background in quantitative and qualitative research, analysis, and research methods.

Her passion is finding compelling and actionable insights from SMA’s research data on strategic trends, technology adoption, and market intelligence to inform and guide our customers as they plan and bridge to the future.

Jaya has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Madras, India, and a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Marquette University, Wisconsin.