AXA XL Insurance Appoints Takigawa as Head of Commercial E&O, Americas
AXA XL Insurance has named Michael Takigawa as the head of Commercial Errors & Omissions for the Americas region. Based in San Francisco and Monterey, Calif, Takigawa will oversee the underwriting strategy and product innovation for AXA XL’s Commercial E&O business in the region, which includes Lawyers, Accountants and Miscellaneous Professional Liability.
Takigawa joined AXA XL in 2003 and most recently served as the head of Strategic Planning and West regional leader for Design Professional. He began his insurance career in 1996 at Royal Sun & Alliance as a vice president, Operations Executive. Prior to the insurance industry, Takigawa spent a number of years as an equities analyst for an investment and research firm. CoreLogic Appoints Garret Gray to Lead Insurance Claims Operations
CoreLogic Names Gray to Lead Insurance Claims Operations
Property data and analytics firm CoreLogic announced the appointment of Garret Gray, founder and CEO of recently-acquired Next Gear Solutions, to lead the company’s combined claims operations. Collectively,
CoreLogic last month closed on its acquisition of Next Gear Solutions, a digital workflow platform for the property restoration industry. Next Gear Solutions, headquartered in Oxford, Miss., offers a cloud-based suite of products, including DASH, SettleAssist and MICA, that facilitate collaboration among property insurers and contractors.
“The combination of an integrated and unified Next Gear and CoreLogic under one roof is step one in the leap forward in claims handling technology that we announced with the acquisition news last month. I couldn’t be more excited about this new role,” said Gray.
Bredahl Now CEO at TigerRisk, Fox Is Executive Chairman, Ronda Is President
TigerRisk Partners LLC reported that Rob Bredahl has become chief executive officer, while current CEO Rod Fox has taken on the role of executive chairman.
Aon’s Tim Ronda will join TigerRisk starting October 14, when he will be named president. Bredahl, who was formerly president, joined TigerRisk in 2019, with plan for him to succeeding Fox as CEO. Bredahl and Fox have known each other for more than 40 years, and worked together at E.W. Blanch, Benfield and then TigerRisk.
Prior to joining TigerRisk in 2019, Bredahl was the president and CEO of Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. During his tenure at Third Point Re between 2012 and 2019, he served in various senior roles including chief financial officer and chief operating officer. Prior to joining Third Point Re, Bredahl was the CEO of Aon Benfield Securities, Aon’s Investment Banking Group, and the president of the Americas division of Aon Benfield from November 2008 to January 2012. Prior to Aon’s acquisition of Benfield in November 2008, he held various senior level positions at Benfield.
Prior to founding TigerRisk, Fox served as the CEO of Praetorian Financial Group where he led the re-structuring, re-branding, and sale of the $2 billion specialty property/casualty insurer to QBE the Americas. Fox was the founder and CEO of Benfield Group’s U.S. reinsurance platform where he oversaw the profitable growth of the business while delivering industry leading trading margins. He has been involved in numerous industry transactions, including first Florida JUA depopulation, a restructuring of Allstate Group’s catastrophe exposure, and the formation of Montpelier Re. Fox started his career at E.W. Blanch Co., a privately held reinsurance intermediary, and was involved in its initial public offering and held various positions including president and chief operating officer.
Headquartered in Stamford, Conn., TigerRisk has offices in Stamford, New York, Bermuda, London, Hong Kong, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Raleigh.
Hill Named President of Digital Partners, North America
Digital Partners, a Munich Re company, announced the appointment of Courtney Hill as president, North America. Hill will report to Mike Kerner, chief executive officer, Munich Re Specialty Insurance.
Hill joined Digital Partners in November 2018 as director of Commercial Lines Product. Prior to joining Digital Partners, Hill worked for three other large insurance carriers in various capacities, including field underwriter, product analyst, and product manager, for both personal and commercial lines of business.
Digital Partners provides digital brands with the tools they need to develop innovative insurance experiences. Digital Partners offers entirely digital, comprehensive go-to market solutions that include insurance capacity, product expertise, and data analytics.
Digital Partners provides insurtechs and digital distributors with customer engagement, technology, and brand support including insurance capacity, product expertise and data analytics, technology.
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