People News: MedRisk, Starr Companies, AIG, Arch Capital Group

October 12, 2017
MedRisk Promotes Ryan to CEO

Mike Ryan has been promoted to chief executive officer and president of MedRisk, a managed care company specializing in physical rehabilitation within workers’ compensation. Founder Shelley Boyce is maintaining an active role as executive chairman.

As CEO and President, Ryan is responsible for MedRisk’s performance, overseeing strategic business initiatives and providing organization-wide leadership. Boyce is focusing on the ongoing evolution of the company’s product offerings and broader business partnerships.

Ryan has over 19 years’ experience in the insurance industry, having worked with major workers’ compensation carriers and third party administrators. He joined MedRisk in 2011 to develop and implement company-wide growth initiatives and became President in 2013.

Starr Companies Appoints Fitzgerald Global Chief Claims Officer

Starr Companies appointed Dave Fitzgerald global chief claims officer.

Fitzgerald has more than 27 years of experience in increasingly progressive claims leadership roles.

AIG Names Fry Head of Reinsurance, Operations and Transformation, General Insurance

American International Group, Inc. announced that Charles Fry will join the company as Head of Reinsurance, Operations and Transformation, General Insurance, effective immediately. Fry will oversee AIG’s Global Reinsurance, Shared Services, Transformation and Administration functions. He will report to Peter Zaffino, chief executive officer, General Insurance and be part of the General Insurance Executive Leadership Team.

Fry has over 20 years’ experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry. He previously served as group chief financial officer at Novae Group plc. Prior to Novae, he served as chief operating officer, at Guy Carpenter. In addition, Fry previously worked with Apax Partners on its investment in Travelex Group, where he was the executive responsible for the group’s global reorganization. From 1999 to 2006, he served on the senior management team of Benfield Group, as chief financial officer of the principal operating subsidiary, Benfield Limited. He began his professional career at PwC.

Arch Capital Group Announces Worldwide Reinsurance Group Senior Management Changes

Arch Capital Group Ltd. announced a number of senior management changes in its Worldwide Reinsurance Group. Jerome Halgan, currently the president and chief executive officer of Arch Reinsurance Company in the U.S., has been promoted to the role of chief executive officer of Arch Reinsurance Ltd. in Bermuda. Matt Dragonetti, currently head of Property at Arch Reinsurance Ltd., will take on the additional role of president. In another change at Arch Reinsurance Ltd., Michelle Seymour-Smith will assume the role of chief operating officer while maintaining her responsibilities as chief financial officer.

In the U.S., Ken Vivian has been promoted to the newly created role of chief executive officer of Arch Re North America. In this capacity, Vivian will maintain his current role as chief executive officer of Arch Re Facultative Underwriters Inc., but also assume the chief executive officer role with Arch Reinsurance Company. Peder Moller returns to Arch Reinsurance Company to serve as chief underwriting officer.

Finally, Pierre Jal, currently the chief underwriting officer of Arch Reinsurance Europe Underwriting dac, our European reinsurance operations, will relocate to Bermuda to join Arch Reinsurance Ltd. as the global chief underwriting officer. The proposed changes are subject to all necessary regulatory approvals.

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