Specialty insurer QBE North America has appointed Dennis Kearns as head of Distribution and Major Trading Partner Engagement, a newly expanded role with the organization.
Based in New York City, Kearns will work closely with QBE’s regional executives and be responsible for distribution strategy, overseeing sales operations and improving engagement in North America with QBE’s top global trading partners. He will work with QBE producers in its limited and preferred distribution platform.
Kearns has 20 years of insurance industry experience. Most recently, he was senior vice president, Transactional Liability and Financial Institutions Underwriting leader for QBE North America’s specialty business. He joined QBE in 2013 in a product development role and was responsible for engineering the launch of nearly 30 specialty insurance products.
Prior to QBE, Kearns was a managing director and manager of the Claims Advocacy Group for Marsh FINPRO, where he specialized in complex coverage and claims issues focused on the Public Company, Private Company, Financial Institution and Commercial Error & Omissions segments. He has also worked for Chubb as a senior attorney in the claims, general counsel and underwriting departments.
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