Chubb Names Leaders for Expanded Small Commercial Division for North America

March 23, 2016

Chubb has launched its Small Commercial Insurance division for North America, which will offer management and professional liability and standard insurance coverages for small businesses with annual revenues up to $10 million.

The insurer said Chubb Small Commercial Insurance, which already has financial lines products, will release new products, including an enhanced business owner policy (BOP) and supporting umbrella in the U.S., later in 2016.

As previously announced, Jim Williamson is president of the new division and will report to Paul J. Krump, president, North American Commercial and Personal Lines. Prior to ACE’s acquisition of Chubb in January 2016, Williamson was division president of ACE Private Risk Services.

The following division leaders will report to Williamson:

Michelle Middleton will serve as chief operating officer. She was previously Eastern territory underwriting branch manager and senior vice president, Chubb & Son, and has held other leadership roles with Chubb for nearly 30 years. Reporting to Middleton are:

  • Carla Owens, will be the Financial and Professional Lines leader. Previously, she served as vice president, Small Business Solutions Program Manager, Chubb Specialty. She has 15 years of industry experience.
  • Michelle Shaver will be the BOP Product leader. She previously was senior vice president-Commercial Risk Services, ACE Limited, and has 25 years of insurance experience.

B.C. Verniero will lead Platform Development. He formerly was senior vice president, Chubb & Son, and senior manager for Business Partner Services, IT Strategy and Operations. He has 30 years of insurance industry experience.

Jon Farber will be Technology and Life Sciences Product leader. He previously served as senior vice president of Technology and Life Sciences, ACE Limited, and has more than 25 years of insurance experience. Reporting to Farber is Patrick Thielen, who will be Cyber Product leader and will support product and underwriting initiatives in Technology and Life Sciences. Previously, he served as vice president, Technology and Life Sciences Underwriting, ACE Limited. He has nearly 15 years of insurance experience.

Jay Weber will serve as head of Sales. He joined Chubb from The Hartford, where he held multiple sales, product and distribution leadership roles. Before that, he served in several small commercial roles with Travelers.

Dean Brown will head up Analytics and Marketing. He most recently served as vice president, Business Analytics, ACE Private Risk Services, and has prior industry experience with Aon and Deloitte Consulting.

Tom Van Pelt will be division Finance officer. He previously was division finance officer, Chubb Global Accident & Health, and has been with Chubb for nearly 15 years.

Jim Healey will lead the Actuarial department. He most recently managed Chubb’s corporate catastrophe modeling unit, and has nearly 15 years of insurance industry experience in actuarial pricing, predictive modeling and catastrophe modeling roles.

Charles Silla will be head of Human Resources. He most recently was senior vice president, Human Resources, ACE Limited.

Source: Chubb

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