Vanbridge Holdings Appoints 4 New Board Members in New York

Vanbridge Holdings LLC, an insurance intermediary, capital advisory and insurance and reinsurance management firm based in New York City, has appointed four new members to its Board of Directors.

Joining the board are Craig Farr, David P. Delaney, Jr., Jose Montemayor and Clement S. Dwyer, Jr.

Farr, most recently served as the head of Credit and Capital Markets for KKR and was a member of the firm’s management committee. Joining KKR in 2006, he first oversaw the firm’s capital markets unit before taking on responsibility for its credit group in 2013. Prior to KKR, Farr spent 10 years at Citigroup Global Markets Inc. where he co-led the North American capital markets business.

Delaney has served as president and CEO of Lancer Insurance Group since 1982. His background includes almost 40 years of insurance and reinsurance experience with American International Group, American Re-Insurance Company, American Risk Management (Reiss Group), Delaney Intermediaries Inc. and Lancer Financial Group.

Montemayor is principal of Black Diamond Management and Black Diamond Capital Partners; a private equity fund specializing in insurance. He has over 20 years of experience in insurance regulation and Insurance M&A, including six years as the gubernatorial-appointed Texas state insurance commissioner. Prior to his career in the insurance industry, Montemayor served in the U.S. Air Force for 24 years and retired with the rank of major in 1992.

Dwyer serves as president of URSA Advisors Inc., a provider of insurance and reinsurance advisory services. Prior to the formation of URSA Advisors, Dwyer was president and CEO of Signet Star Holdings Inc., a reinsurance subsidiary of W.R. Berkeley Corp. From 1970 until 1996, he held various positions at Guy Carpenter & Company, most recently as executive vice president and director.

The new board members join Vanbridge’s existing Board of Directors which includes: Philip V. Moyles, Jr., managing principal and CEO of Vanbridge LLC; VJ Dowling, founder and managing partner of Dowling & Partners Securities; Michael Odrich, global head of A&M Capital; and Meryl Hartzband, most recently chief investment officer of Stone Point Capital.