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Manager Insurance

Olathe, Kansas, United States
November 05, 2018

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A highly skilled reinsurance and captive insurance professional with a strong background in contract negotiation and program management. Extensive knowledge and a diversified background in reinsurance, wholesale insurance, captive insurance and program development. Excels in building client relationships and developing strong working relationships with internal employees and external contacts in U.S. and European markets.



●Contract & Program Negotiation

●Contract Renewals

●Captive Insurance Formation

●Accounting & Auditing

●New Program Development

●Personnel Management


Kansas Association of Insurance Agents 2015-2018

Program Manager

●Secure admitted and non-admitted markets for the use of member agencies

●Negotiate with all markets including London

●Research new products for the use of all members

●Formation of procedures

Chris-Leef General Agency 2012 - 2015

Programs Manager

Property and Casualty Insurance Wholesaler

●Develop and execute marketing plan to drive new business and retain and grow existing business in London markets

●Create and maintain relationships with all London markets

●Develop ideas for new or customized broking products and programs designed to address client needs

●Place and create insurance programs and captive accounts for specialty markets

●Negotiate with clients and insurance carriers including all terms of underwriting contracts

●Research and summarize client information accurately to provide data to evaluate the clients’ risk management objectives

Davidson-Babcock 1988-2003

Owner, President, COO

A company specialized in wholesale insurance placement programs and captive insurance company formation

●Negotiated all underwriting agreements with American and British companies including a number of Lloyd’s syndicates

●Mentored and developed staff to grow a productive and cohesive team demonstrating administrative and operational expertise

●Worked with many clients including a number of publicly traded companies to understand their insurance requirements and concerns. Designed policy wording and pricing structures along with underwriting guidelines that covered their needs, negotiated with insurers and reinsurers, and fronting companies if required for the program., Trained underwriters on the programs in question and made sure we had written procedures in place to insure smooth accounting, claims handling and reporting procedures to insuring companies and reinsurers. Made sure that everything we wrote under the program in question was legal in any State or country we intended to write business in.

Fairway Underwriters (Bermuda) 1983-1988

Vice President

A Reinsurance underwriting, insurance program and captive account development company

●Responsible for the development, growth and day to day operations of US based business

●Directed underwriting of reinsurance business

●Produced and placed reinsurance and captive business into a worldwide market

Alexander Howden (Bermuda) 1978-1983

Vice President

Reinsurance Brokerage Company

●Responsible for the production and placement of reinsurance, captive and program business into a worldwide market

●Directed all contract preparation, accounting and negotiations for renewals of policies

Helliniki Ins. Co (Athens, Greece) 1973-1977

Training Manager - Treaty Reinsurance

General Insurance Company

●Assisted in the growth of the new ‘Treaty Reinsurance’ division

●Trained reinsurance department staff in all aspects of treaty reinsurance, accounting and statistical data gathering

Alexander Howden & Swann (London) 1962-1972

Assistant Manager - Reinsurance

Reinsurance Broker, a division of Lloyds Insurance

●Processed reinsurance treaty accounts emanating from a worldwide market

●Responsible for the placement of various reinsurance contracts into a worldwide market

●Negotiated contract terms and conditions by preparing statistics, contract preparation and ensuring all renewal requirements were met

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