QBE Names 4 From Berkshire Hathaway to Financial Lines Team

December 16, 2020

QBE North America announced the appointment of four senior industry veterans to leadership positions within its Financial Lines business. Joining QBE are:

  • Danielle Librizzi as head of Professional Liability
  • Thomas Kocaj as head of Management Liability
  • Michael McGuinness as senior vice president, Public Directors & Officers
  • Adam Fleischner as senior vice president, Financial Institutions

QBE last month announced the addition of two executives from Berkshire Hathaway: Dan Fortin as president, Financial Lines, and Todd Greeley as chief operating officer, Financial Lines.

All four of the newest executives are also from Berkshire Hathaway, where Librizzi was head of Professional Liability; Kocaj was senior vice president, Financial Institutions; McGuinness was vice president, Executive & Professional Lines, and Fleischner was vice president, Financial Institutions.

Prior to joining Berkshire Hathaway in 2015, Librizzi spent 11 years at CNA Financial Corp., where she held a series of Financial Lines claims roles, including vice president of Financial Lines Claims. She has also worked at AIG and Gulf Insurance.

Before joining Berkshire Hathaway in 2014, Kocaj worked nearly 20 years at CNA Financial Corp, serving the last nine as vice president-CNA Financial Institutions. He started his career at Continental Insurance Co. and served in a variety of professional liability underwriting positions.

Before joining Berkshire Hathaway in 2013, McGuinness spent 11 years at CNA Financial Corp. in its Financial Lines business, serving as underwriting director for the last four years. He earned a B.S. in finance from Villanova University.

Before joining Berkshire Hathaway in 2013, Fleischner spent 10 years at CNA Financial Corp., primarily in its Financial Institutions business, where he rose to become the manager of CNA’s New York City branch for all Specialty Financial Institution lines.

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