People Moves: New Client Relationship Leaders at AXA XL; Marsh Specialty Hires Knowles to Head PEMA Practice; Corvus Nabs a CMO

November 30, 2022
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AXA XL Adds New Client Relationship Leaders in the Americas

AXA XL welcomed two new members to its client management team with the addition of Rana Gillmon and Allan Jackson as senior client relationship leaders. Both are based in Atlanta, Georgia.

With over 21 years of insurance industry experience, Gillmon joins AXA XL from Chubb, where she held the role of global client executive and managed key client relationships, domestically and globally, in its North America major accounts division. Prior to Chubb, Rana was a portfolio manager in Marsh’s private equity mergers and acquisitions group. Gillmon’s experience with multinational corporations and global programs also led her to Dubai, where she headed Marsh’s team for incoming multinational business and oversaw the placements and partnerships with local markets in the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) region.

Bringing nearly 20 years of insurance industry experience, Jackson joins AXA XL from Marsh, where he most recently served as southeast zone leader for the company’s environmental practice. In this role, he led a team of environmental advisors responsible for serving clients within the southeast region. Prior to his time at Marsh, Jackson was an environmental and construction professional broker at Aon for 12 years and an account executive at E.G. Bowman Company.

Paul Knowles Appointed Marsh Specialty Global Head, Private Equity and M&A Practice

Marsh announced the appointment of Paul Knowles as global head of its private equity and M&A (PEMA) practice, Marsh Specialty, effective Jan. 1. Currently the head of Marsh Specialty, Continental Europe, he will report to Lucy Clarke, president of Marsh Specialty and Global Placement, and will relocate from London to New York in the second quarter of 2023.

In this role, Knowles will be responsible for leading a global team of dedicated specialists delivering services and solutions for private capital and infrastructure investors, as well as strategic buyers.

Knowles brings several decades of experience to the role having started his career at Sedgwick in 1990 working mainly in the construction, infrastructure and real estate sectors. He joined JLT in 1996 and in 2006 became leader of its construction & real estate practice, before becoming CEO of JLT Specialty UK & Europe in 2015. He was appointed to his present role on the completion of Marsh McLennan’s acquisition of JLT in 2019.

Corvus Insurance Hires Angela Whiteford CMO

Corvus Insurance recently hired Angela Singhal Whiteford as its new Chief Marketing Officer. Whiteford joins Corvus’s executive leadership team and reports directly to the company’s CEO, Madhu Tadikonda.

A results-driven marketing leader, Whiteford has a proven track record of driving category leadership and brand authority for high growth companies. Whiteford previously held marketing leadership roles at high-tech brands, including Affirmed Networks (acquired by Microsoft), Forter, and Berkshire Grey.

In August 2022, the cyber insurtech MGA elevated Madhu Tadikonda to the role of CEO. In July the company opened its first continental European office. Earlier this month Corvus officially entered a multi-year cyber insurance partnership with The Travelers Companies, Inc. around its continental European product. Corvus also secured an enhanced multi-year U.S. agreement with SiriusPoint and R&Q Accredited to further enable Corvus’s evolution and focus on policyholders across geographies.

Topics Leadership AXA XL

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