People News: Starr Companies, Netradyne, PartnerRe

March 22, 2018

Starr Companies Announces Organizational Changes

Starr Companies announced the following organizational and leadership changes within the Casualty business units.

Financial Lines and Professional Liability are consolidating under the leadership of Brian Inselberg, senior vice president. He will assume responsibilities for Political Risk and Crisis Management.

Dan Conway, executive vice president, will oversee Energy, Environmental, Transportation and Warranty. Additionally, he will act as special advisor for Construction and the General Casualty lines. All Energy lines are consolidated under the leadership of Carmella Capitano, vice president.

Kevin McCracken has been promoted to senior vice president. He will continue to manage Defense Base Act while assuming responsibilities for Risk Management, Commercial General Casualty, Excess Casualty, and a soon to be formed Mergers & Acquisitions profit center led by Nina Huffman, vice president.

Primary and Excess Construction are consolidating under the leadership of Andy Robinson, senior vice president.
Rob Cruz, senior vice president, will maintain leadership of Distribution, Field Operations and will assume management of Small Business.

Seasoned Insurance Exec, Willis, Joins Netradyne as New VP of Data Services and Insurance

San Diego-based Netradyne, an artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider focusing on driver and fleet safety, appointed Dale Willis as vice president of data services and insurance. Willis comes to Netradyne with an extensive background in both the automotive technology and insurance industries and plans to help advance Netradyne’s service offerings by leveraging the company’s robust data offerings as a means to help insurance companies better understand the roads drivers use every day.

Netradyne’s advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies are creating deep driver, vehicle and environmental analysis; yielding unique opportunities to create efficiencies in risk identification, data trend analysis and timely payment of insurance claims. Their robust commercial fleet platform currently captures and analyzes several million driving miles each month and Willis’ expertise will allow the company to turn this insightful data into comprehensive offerings insurance companies can use to underwrite and analyze professional drivers across the country. In parallel, Willis will support customers who are actively reducing fleet risk by managing relationships with insurance carriers to provide evidence of improvement. He will also foster relationships with captive program managers to help drive fleet sales growth.

Willis’ keen business acumen will enable him to provide critical strategic counsel to the executive team and he looks forward to nurturing customer engagement by leveraging his strong fleet operations and technology background, knowledge in market research and skills in building strong client relationships. Willis brings 20 plus years of experience in the automotive and insurance industries. He previously held executive and management positions at Peak Telematics, Fleetmatics, National Interstate Insurance Company, Progressive Insurance and Navistar International Corporation.

PartnerRe Appoints New Head of Structured Risk

PartnerRe appointed Jonathan Schriber head of Structured Risk, North America P&C.

Schriber has extensive experience in structured risk solutions, having specialized in this line of business for much of his 24-year reinsurance career. Working out of PartnerRe’s Stamford office as part of the North America P&C business unit, he will report to Dick Sanford, head of North America P&C and President of PartnerRe US.

Most recently, he was chief underwriting officer, Global Reinsurance at W.R. Berkley Corporation where he was involved in overall underwriting strategy, aggregate management and new product development. He joined Berkley Re America in July 2007 to manage the North American brokered treaty unit where he developed new lines of business including structured risk and successfully opened a Canadian branch.

Schriber holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.