New Jersey’s Specialty Program Group Hires Lamitola as Chief Sales Officer

Specialty Program Group LLC (SPG), a Summit, N.J.-headquartered operator of specialty insurance brokerages and underwriting facilities, has hired Christopher Lamitola chief sales officer.

In this capacity, Lamitola will provide strategic sales and marketing guidance to acquired business partners.

He comes to SPG from Allstate Insurance Company in New York, where he served as territory sales leader. Prior to Allstate, he spent 12 years with Liberty Mutual Insurance, most recently in the position of senior territory manager. He began his career in claims prior to joining Liberty Mutual.

Chris fills the role currently held by Yiana Stavrakis, SPG’s chief sales officer. Stavrakis is transitioning within SPG to become president of Monarch E&S Insurance Services.

Monarch is a managing general agent and wholesale brokerage firm offering commercial insurance, professional insurance, personal insurance, special risk and brokerage solutions. The company was formed in 1986 and acquired by SPG in 2017.

Stavrakis joined SPG shortly after the company was founded in 2015. During this period, SPG has grown to more than one billion in premium and includes 12 specialty businesses.

Source: Specialty Program Group LLC