SPONSORS


Eric Andersen

Co-President, Aon plc

Eric Andersen serves as Co-President of Aon plc, a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. In this role, Eric oversees the Reinsurance Solutions and Retirement Solutions businesses, and assumes geographic leadership of EMEA and Latin America.

He also plays a key role as a member of Aon’s Global Executive Committee, which guides the operations of the firm, and he also co-leads Aon’s Operating Committee, with Co-President Michael O’Connor.

Eric most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Aon Benfield, the world’s leading reinsurance intermediary and full-service capital advisor. Aon Benfield provides treaty and facultative brokerage service and advice, and provides investment banking, analytics, claims, and management consulting services and advice to insurance and reinsurance companies. In May 2018, Eric announced the start of a brand transition from Aon Benfield to Reinsurance Solutions.

Prior to this role, he served as Chief Executive Office of Aon Risk Solutions Americas, based in New York City. In this role, he was responsible for leading Aon’s largest geographic unit with 14,000 colleagues on teams in the United States, Canada, Bermuda and throughout Latin America.

Throughout his over 20-year career at Aon, Eric has served in a number of important leadership positions including Aon Risk Solutions U.S. retail field leader, Chief Executive Officer of Aon Global Americas’ global account segment, national co-Managing Director of Aon’s Financial Services Group, and Resident Managing Director of Aon in Southern California.

Eric first joined Aon in 1997 via the acquisition of Minet. Prior to that, Eric also worked in London for a period at Alexander Howden in London’s Devonshire Square.


Jon Colello 
President, North America, AXIS Re

Jon Colello was appointed President North America for AXIS Re in May 2018. In this capacity, he is responsible for AXIS Re’s underwriting platforms in Bermuda, Canada and the United States, and serves as a member of the Reinsurance Leadership Team. Previously, Mr. Colello served as President and Chief Underwriting Officer, US, for AXIS Re and was responsible for managing the US underwriting operation. Mr. Colello has held several leadership positions within AXIS Re since joining the company in 2004. He has nearly 20 years of (re)insurance experience, and also held roles at Odyssey Re and AXA Re. Mr. Colello received an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Vermont.


Jean-Paul Conoscente 
Chief Executive of Reinsurance, SCOR Global P&C

Jean-Paul is SCOR Global P&C CEO for all reinsurance business.  With over 25 years of professional experience in underwriting and risk assessment, he joined SCOR in New York in 2008, first as Chief Underwriting Officer for the Americas Treaty business; then as CEO of SGPC’s US operations. 

Prior to joining SCOR, Jean-Paul held senior underwriting positions at AXA Re/Paris Re in Paris and was a broker with (AON) Benfield in London and Paris.

Jean-Paul has a Masters of Science in Structural Engineering from the University of California Berkeley and a Civil Engineering degree from l’Ecole des Travaux Public in Paris.  He started his career in earthquake engineering risk assessment, before heading the development and deployment of Natural Catastrophe Models for European insurance and reinsurance companies for EQECAT (now CoreLogic).


James Drinkwater

President, AmWINS

James C. Drinkwater is currently serving as our Group President and has served as President of our Brokerage division since April 2008. He formerly served as Chief Operating Officer of the division. Prior to joining AmWINS in 2005, James held executive positions with both Stewart Smith Group and Willis Group. He began his career in the London marketplace.


David Flandro

Global Head of Analytics, JLT Re

David Flandro is the Global Head of Analytics at JLT Re. In this role, David oversees Global Thought Leadership, as well as the Actuarial, Catastrophe Modelling and Strategic Advisory functions of the firm. David also works closely with and supports the JLT Capital Markets team. He previously led JLT Re’s Strategic Advisory team which is responsible for rating advisory, sector research, financial analysis and client strategy. Prior to joining JLT, David worked for Guy Carpenter where he was Global Head of Business Intelligence, and worked previously at Benfield as a member of the Industry Analysis & Research team.

Before entering the broking sector, David worked as an equity analyst at Merrill Lynch covering European insurance. He began his career in securities trading and investment management. David has been a regular presenter at various industry forums, andhas been frequently published on several topics in the reinsurance business. He is frequently involved in pitches, client relationships, and complex transactions.

David received his BA (hons) from BYU and holds an MBA in financial engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Russell Johnston
CEO, QBE North America


Doug May

EVP, Willis Re North America

Doug manages the business Segments for Willis Re North America. He started the Seattle office and currently serves on the North American Executive committee.

Doug's transactional experience includes managing large Property Catastrophe placements for companies with both West Coast and nationwide exposure. Through these placements, Doug has utilized both traditional and collateralized capacity, using both indemnity and index based loss triggers.

Prior to joining Willis Re in 2007, Doug spent 12 years at Guy Carpenter where he was a Managing Director and worked in both their New York and Seattle offices.

Doug has a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Willamette University, a Masters Degree in Public Affairs from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from Fordham University.


Michael Millette

Founder and Managing Partner, Hudson Structured Capital Management

Michael Millette is a Founder and Managing Partner of Hudson Structured, an alternative asset manager for reinsurance and transportation linked assets based in Connecticut and Bermuda.

Mr. Millette was at Goldman Sachs from 1994 to 2015. He was elected a Partner in 2006 and held a number of positions over the course of a 21-year career at the firm. Most recently, Mr. Millette was the Global Head of Structured Finance, Co-Head of the Structured Finance Capital Committee, and President of the Goldman Sachs Mortgage Corporation. Mr. Millette was the founding team member of both the Re/insurance structured finance and principal businesses. He was a team leader or key team member for over 150 transactions in the sector. He led distribution for the first 144A catastrophe bond in 1996. He also led teams that developed Goldman’s current businesses in Transport Finance, Intellectual Property Structured Finance, Private Placements and Project Finance, and spearheaded the development of the Principal Funding business in investment banking. He led the Structured Finance Capital Committee and sector teams in the rebuilding of the GS mortgage and consumer finance businesses following the financial crisis. He was a Member of the Bank Capital Committee, as well as the Client & Business Standards Committee for Investment Banking.

Mr. Millette began his career as an Analyst at Citibank and also previously worked as a Portfolio Manager at John Hancock Financial.

He graduated from Cornell University with a BA in History, Cum Laude, and also holds a Masters in Finance from Boston College, Carroll Graduate School of Management. Mr. Millette became a CFA in 1994.


François Morin
EVP, CFO & Treasurer, Arch Capital Group Ltd.

François Morin is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of ACGL. From May 2015 to May 2018, Mr. Morin was Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Actuary of ACGL. He joined ACGL in October 2011 as Chief Actuary and Deputy Chief Risk Officer. From January 1990 through September 2011, Mr. Morin served in various roles for Towers Watson & Co. and its predecessor firm Towers Perrin Forster & Crosby, including its actuarial division, Tillinghast. He holds a B.Sc. in Actuarial Science from Université Laval in Canada. He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.


Mike Sapnar
CEO, TransRe

Michael Sapnar is currently President and CEO of Transatlantic Holdings, Inc (TRH) and its subsidiaries, Transatlantic Reinsurance Company (TransRe) and Fair American Insurance and Reinsurance Company (Fairco).  Alleghany Corporation (NYSE – Y) has owned 100% of TRH since March 6, 2012.

Mike joined TransRe in 1995 as an AVP, underwriting Directors & Officers and Medical Malpractice Liability.   He transferred to the London office in June 1996.   He served as the Underwriting Manager of the London Branch from July 1998 until February 2002 when he returned to the New York office serving as the Chief Underwriting Officer for North America until his current role.

Prior to TransRe, Mike spent 8 years at Continental Insurance as an underwriter and branch manager for the Guaranty and Credit division.   He handled mostly D&O, E&O and Fidelity business during that period.

Mike earned a B.A. in Economics from the College of William and Mary and an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University.  He is currently a member of the William & Mary Foundation Board.


Vincent Tizzio

President & CEO, Navigators Management Company

Vince Tizzio is president and chief executive officer of Navigators Management Company, the U.S. underwriting operation of Navigators, a specialty insurance holding company with operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Asia.  Mr. Tizzio brings more than 30 years of property and casualty insurance experience to Navigators. Since joining Navigators in 2012, he has enhanced the profitability of the company’s U.S. business and has led its growth—launching new products, leveraging technology to deliver more value and support to brokers and policyholders, and broadening Navigators’ local presence in major cities across the United States.

Mr. Tizzio joined Navigators from Zurich, where he was executive vice president of Zurich North America, leading the company’s commercial markets business, a $3 billion portfolio with more than 1,100 market-facing underwriting, claims and operations professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada.  In this role, he was responsible for creating a business unit to grow the services delivered to small- and medium-sized businesses, launched Select Brokers®, the organization's first program providing enhanced resources and solutions to the company’s most valued brokers, and further developed the company’s industry vertical expertise and services.  Zurich North America produced double-digit growth and significant profitability gains each year under his leadership. 

Mr. Tizzio also was with American International Group (AIG) for 16 years, during which time he held a number of underwriting and management positions.  During his tenure at AIG, he led the creation of two subsidiaries, developing capabilities in mergers and acquisitions insurance and small commercial insurance products and offerings that were industry-leading and pioneering for AIG at the time.

Mr. Tizzio received a B.A degree in finance and sociology from Adelphi University. Mr. Tizzio serves on the board of governors for Maguire Academy of Risk Management at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He also serves as a board member of the Visiting Nurse Association, a provider of home-based medical and hospice care and the Hope Trust, a local charity that offers financial assistance to individuals and community projects, and is a longstanding board member of the Freedom House, an organization committed to helping people with addiction. Mr. Tizzio is the founder of Feed Belly Farm, an organization that helps provide food to people in need. 

Further speakers to be announced shortly.

SPEAKERS
  • Eric Andersen

    Eric Andersen

    Co-President, Aon plc
  • Jon Colello

    Jon Colello

    President, North America, AXIS Re

  • Jean-Paul Conoscente

    Jean-Paul Conoscente

    Chief Executive of Reinsurance, SCOR Global P&C

  • James Drinkwater

    James Drinkwater

    President, AmWINS

  • David Flandro

    David Flandro

    Global Head of Analytics, JLT Re

  • Doug May

    Doug May

    EVP, Willis Re North America
  • Michael Millette

    Michael Millette

    Founder and Managing Partner, Hudson Structured Capital Management

  • Fran├žois Morin

    Fran├žois Morin

    EVP, CFO and Treasurer, Arch Capital Group Ltd.
  • Mike Sapnar

    Mike Sapnar

    CEO, TransRe

  • Vincent Tizzio

    Vincent Tizzio

    President and CEO, Navigators Management Company