Willis North America Beefs Up Cyber Risk Practice with 6 Appointments

September 22, 2014

Willis North America has reinforced its cyber risk management and insurance services with several appointments to its FINEX Cyber/E&O Practice.

The following individuals will focus on Willis’ national and multinational clients:

  • Nadia Hoyte has been appointed senior broker in New York. Hoyt joined Willis in 2011 and has been a member of Willis’ FINEX team. In this role she will serve as a team leader serving clients in all sectors.
  • Joe DePaul has been appointed senior broker and will be based in New York. DePaul brings 20 years of industry experience to the role and previously served as national practice leader/managing director for Cyber Risk at Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services Inc.
  • John O’Donnell has been appointed senior broker and will also be based in New York He will focus on serving Willis’ clients in the health care, higher education and retail sectors. O’Donnell previously served as a vice president with Marsh FINPRO.
  • Emily Lowe has been appointed senior broker based in Boston. Lowe joins Willis from ACE USA where she was an executive underwriter for professional liability focused on large cyber, technology and errors and omissions (E&O) accounts.
  • Rob Barberi has been appointed senior broker and will also be based in Boston. Barberi joined Willis in 2009 and has been a key member of Willis’ FINEX team. In this role, he will focus on Willis’ health care, defense contractor, technology, retail and energy clients.
  • John Loftus has been appointed senior broker based in Boston. Loftus joined Willis in 2009 and has been a member of Willis’ FINEX team. In this role he will focus on serving Willis’ financial institution and retail clients.

Geoffrey Allen, executive vice president and FINEX North America Cyber Risk/E&O product leader said clients are demanding cyber insurance and risk management solutions as they “confront expanding information technology-related risks, new regulations and a rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape.”

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