Job Moves and Senior Hires 06.02.23

It’s Monday again and that means time for another round up of Job Moves and Senio Hires across the insurance sector.


Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) announces that Jarrod Schlesinger has been appointed Regional Head of Financial Lines in North America, effective Feb. 13, 2023, reporting to Bill Scaldaferri, President and CEO of AGCS North America, with a matrix reporting line to Vanessa Maxwell, Global Head of Financial Lines. Based in New York, Schlesinger replaces Joseph Caruso who has left the company.

Schlesinger joins AGCS from Chubb where he most recently held the title of Chief Operating Officer, North American Financial Lines. In this role, he developed the division’s operational strategies in addition to leading the management liability business. Prior to COO, he served in a variety of senior roles, including Executive Vice President within Financial Lines for Chubb for nearly 14 years.

Prior to Chubb, Schlesinger held leadership roles with AIG in New York and The Lexington Insurance Company where he managed the Lloyd’s of London Operation for AIG in the United Kingdom. He holds an MBA in finance from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, a JD from the Cordozo School of Law and a BA in Economics from Emory University.

“Jarrod has a stellar track record in the Financial Lines arena and is well-respected for his product strategy and market knowledge critical to growing our portfolio in North America,” stated Scaldaferri. “I have no doubt he will be a phenomenal team leader, ready to take our business to the next level, particularly in the Large Corporate category.”


Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) also announced the appointment of Philip Graham as the new Head of Marine for Regional Unit London (RUL) & Nordics and the Global Product Lead – Marine Liability.  Joining in April, Philip will lead AGCS’ Marine portfolio and team across the UK, Ireland, and Nordics.

He will report to Nadia Côté, Managing Director of Regional Unit London and Nordics, and to Global Head of Marine at AGCS, Ulrich Kadow.  Philip will be based in the London office of AGCS, Allianz’s entity for large-scale corporate and specialty risks.  He succeeds Andrew Whitehouse who is leaving to pursue external opportunities outside the Allianz Group.


Apollo, the independent specialist insurer and reinsurer, announces the appointment of Caroline Stanley to build out ports and terminals business within its marine energy liability class, effective immediately.

Stanley brings significant experience to the new role, having specialised in ports and terminals for more than 15 years. Since beginning her insurance career at Navigators she has held a number of increasingly senior underwriting roles across The Hartford Group companies.

James Slaughter, Apollo Group CUO, said: “This is an exciting period of growth for Apollo as we continue to expand our expertise and deliver for our clients and partners across many areas. Caroline will play a key role in further diversifying our existing marine, energy and transportation division. She brings excellent knowledge of the ports and terminals class and this appointment exemplifies the exceptional talent we are attracting to deliver our vision and live our purpose.”


Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, announces that Flavio Piccolomini and Pat Tomlinson have been named Marsh McLennan International CEO and US and Canada CEO, respectively. They will lead a new collaborative effort to better serve clients and deliver innovative solutions at the intersections of the Company’s four businesses: Marsh, Mercer, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman.

They will report to Mercer President and CEO Martine Ferland and Marsh President and CEO Martin South and will be responsible for working across businesses to address clients’ increasingly interconnected risk, strategy and people challenges and ensure we are operating efficiently in serving clients.

“Often the most powerful innovations we deliver for clients come from colleague collaboration at the convergence of our businesses. Flavio and Pat will take these innovations to market to position clients for even greater success,” said Ms. Ferland.


Earnix recently announced it is appointing insurance and fintech industry veteran, Robin Gilthorpe, as its new Chief Executive Officer effective February 1, 2023. Mr. Gilthorpe will be taking over the helm from Mr. Udi Ziv, who served as the company’s CEO over the past six years.
Robin Gilthorpe, a veteran of the finance and insurance industries, brings to the role over 25 years of experience as a successful business leader. Throughout his career, Mr. Gilthorpe has held numerous executive leadership roles at leading technology and insurance companies such as TIBCO, Vertexone, Watersmart Software, DataSynapse and ESW Capital. In his most recent role at Insurtech innovator Salty, Gilthorpe served as Chief Operating Officer, generating a nine-figure outcome in sale to CDK Global.
His hiring comes on the heels of a period of growth for Earnix led by exiting CEO Udi Ziv. Mr. Ziv joined Earnix in 2017 and in his six years with the firm has led the company to consistent growth, achieving Unicorn status and important strategic alliances including forging the recently announced strategic partnership with Guidewire as well as engagements with USAA, MAPFRE, IAG, Liberty Mutual, US Bank, Lloyd’s Banking Group, and many more. Mr. Ziv built a strong team of leaders positioned to drive the company’s continued growth. Udi will serve as one of the industry experts on the Earnix Board of directors.
Lockton, the world’s largest privately-owned independent insurance broker, has appointed Ryan Willis as Existing Business Team Manager within its Commercial Wholesale team, based in Manchester. Willis takes up his new role with immediate effect, reporting to David Lee, Senior Vice President – Head of UK Commercial Wholesale.
In his new role, Willis assumes responsibility for leading and motivating the Wholesale Existing Business team. Willis will oversee the day-to-day operations and performance of the team, communicating the company’s goals and leading on long-term strategic planning as Lockton continues to grow the number of clients it serves in the UK.
Willis brings 15 years of commercial broking experience to Lockton, joining after seven years with Verlingue UK, where he was most recently Corporate North Client Service Manager. Prior to this, he worked at Finch as a Corporate Account Handler Team Leader. He has also held a range of other corporate account handler roles at insurance brokers including Gallagher, Towergate and Beaumonts.

Novidea, creator of the data-driven, cloud-native insurance platform that enables brokers, agents, and MGAs to reduce costs and drive growth across the distribution lifecycle, today announced the appointment of Eran Ben Ezer as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He brings 20 years of financial management expertise to the role as Novidea augments its senior executive team to prepare for its next stage of global growth.

Ben Ezer has a successful track record in taking fast-growth companies from privately held to thriving global public companies. He has extensive experience in fundraising, Initial Public Offerings, (IPOs), and M&A transactions. As CFO, Ben Ezer will lead Novidea’s financial activities, including accounting and controllership, financial planning and analysis, taxes, and overall budgets across all territories. He will also lead audit, legal, procurement, and logistics across the company and its subsidiaries globally.


Silverlake Automotive Recycling [Silverlake] welcomes Rob Lewis to the management team as Social Media Manager, a newly created role developed as part of the business’ continuous improvement strategy. Rob will be the online custodian of Silverlake’s reputation for quality products and excellent customer service; responsible for further building the brand’s presence and its online community, adding value to both.  Reporting to the senior management team, Rob will work closely with Silverlake’s marketing team to deliver the business’ objectives.

Rob is an FLTA qualified engineer whose early career was as a field service engineer maintaining fork lift trucks.  His passion is motor sports and his in-depth knowledge of car repair and maintenance comes from having built his own racing car which he races in the BRSCC Modified Ford Series.  He has become a well-known figure in online motor sports commentary, running a motor sports podcast for UK Club Racing since 2020 and as the official commentator for the C1 Racing Series.


In line with its aim to further expand the Captive solutions business internationally, HDI Global is appointing Jason Tyng to the newly created role of Lead of U.S. Captive Solutions. Tyng will guide the strategic and operational plans for this critical function. Given the importance of the U.S. market to the Captive solutions business, this decision is in line with HDI Global’s strategy to offer industrial clients tailor-made solutions and services on a global scale whilst maintaining local client proximity.

Bringing more than 15 years of sales and leadership experience across the commercial insurance industry, Tyng joins HDI Global from Amazon, where he recently served as Head of Construction Risk, handling placements of both international and domestic programs.

Dr Thomas Kuhnt, member of the board of HDI Global SE responsible for Captive services, highlights the appointment: “While in Europe we are already a leading Captive player, building up our presence in the U.S. with Jason is part of our global growth strategy. For us, it is crucial to stay close to our clients and build on local expertise to understand their needs. We can then help our clients in finding the most suitable traditional or non-traditional solutions for risks that the classical insurance market struggles to cover.”


M&A Tech and InsurTech firm – creator of ‘Mio’, the world’s first online mergers and acquisitions (M&A) insurance marketplace for small and medium-sized business (SME) transactions – has appointed Ian Hutchinson as Senior Partner in Asia-Pacific (APAC).

Based in Singapore, Hutchinson will be responsible for developing strategic partnerships that will enable the evolution of’s marketplace platform, which also digitises financial lines and other specialty insurance products.

The platform was created in response to the growing demand from brokers and insurers, as well as legal, accounting and private equity professionals and banks to digitise insurance and deliver a better customer experience. In this role, Hutchinson will also lead distribution, sales and product development to enable multiple partners to efficiently leverage’s cutting-edge technology.

Hutchinson brings over 15 years’ experience across business development, M&A law, in-house counsel, product development, strategy, operations, and general management roles.  Based in Asia over the last six years, he most recently led the Singapore business of Hyphen Group, one of the region’s largest fintech companies as General Manager, where he was also responsible for the company’s Singapore insurance brokerage.  He previously held the roles of General Counsel and Chief of Staff at Hyphen. Prior to this, he practised as an M&A lawyer including stints at the Dublin offices of law firms William Fry and Eugene F. Collins (part of Addleshaw Goddard).


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