Pioneer Underwriters has appointed Kellie Reese as an underwriter in its recently launched E&S Property operation. She will report to Dave Phillips, based in Alpharetta, Ga.
Reese has almost 30 years of experience as a property underwriter. Latterly with The Hartford, having previously been with Fireman’s Fund and ACE.
Pioneer’s Property E&S operation writes exclusively on a non-admitted basis, offering both primary and excess layers. A broad spectrum of classes is covered including commercial real estate, bank schedules, hospitality, manufacturing, entertainment and habitational (excess only) business will be considered. The team writes all types of covers including all risk, DIC and specified perils.
According to Philips, head of E&S Property at Pioneer, Reese will help grow and build Pioneer’s capability in the Property E&S arena.
Pioneer Underwriters, the underwriting group within Minova Insurance Holdings Ltd, was launched in April 2011 and trades as both a risk carrier and MGU with full delegated underwriting authority in over 120 Lloyd’s class codes using a pre-analyzed broker portfolio as its foundation. In the United States Pioneer operates via its offices in New York, Atlanta, Chicago and Philadelphia via a network of retail and wholesale brokers. It is focused upon specialty risk solutions including E&S casualty, financial products; diversified financial services, securities broker-dealers, allied healthcare, environmental liability, and specialty contractors. Pioneer’s US board is chaired by Paul Springman, former president and COO of Markel Corporation. Pioneer has the backing of Liberty Syndicate 4472 and manages in excess of $330m of premium.