Reith to Step Down as Group CEO of Neon

September 16, 2019

American Financial Group Inc. announced that Martin Reith intends to resign his executive roles with Neon, including stepping down as group CEO of Neon, effective Sept. 30, 2019.

He will remain a member of the Neon Underwriting Ltd. (NUL) Board of Directors. In his role as non-executive director of NUL, Reith will continue to work with the Neon management team and AFG to ensure an effective transition, and will advise the management team on other strategic matters.

Reith became CEO of Marketform in November 2015, which was rebranded Neon in June 2016. AFG acquired Marketform/Neon in December 2007.

In conjunction with this transition, Theo Butt, CEO of NUL, will succeed Reith as a director on the board of Neon Capital Ltd. (NCL), the parent holding company for Neon. Jeff Consolino, executive vice president, chief financial officer and director of AFG, will continue to serve as chairman of NCL and NUL.

“After remaking Neon’s brand and recruiting top talent over the past four years, Martin has announced his intention to step aside from day-to-day operations and continue to work as a non-executive director of Neon to assist in completing its journey toward becoming a top quartile Lloyd’s business,” commented Consolino. “We are grateful for Martin’s leadership and his contributions that have positioned Neon for future success and profitable contributions to AFG.”

“I am incredibly proud of what Neon has achieved in such a short space of time. The Neon management team has worked tirelessly to evolve Neon into a meaningful and respected position within the Lloyd’s market,” said Reith.

“It has been a pleasure to see the Neon brand evolve and gain relevance, and with the hard yards behind us, I wish Theo and all at Neon continued success as they maximize opportunities now arising from a more disciplined market. As I step back from the day-to-day, I look forward to continuing to support Neon as a non-executive director.”

Source: American Financial Group

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