Orchid Underwriters Agency, LLC, a specialty underwriter of catastrophic coastal insurance, has hired Andrew Cyran as chief underwriting officer, a new position within the organization.
Effective immediately, Cyran will assume the responsibilities of carrier management, product development, underwriting portfolio management, senior leadership mentoring and leading strategic initiatives for the entire organization. He will work closely with internal business unit leaders to optimize carrier relationships and growth strategies, while maintaining Orchid’s commitment to underwriting practices.
Cyran’s industry experience spans more than 35 years. Prior to joining Orchid, he was the executive vice president at Alliant Specialty. Previous roles also include: head of North America Property for QBE and chief underwriting officer for Ace Westchester. He will be relocating from California to Vero Beach, Fla.
“We are especially pleased to have Andrew join Orchid at this time,” said Brad Emmons, Chief Executive Officer and CEO. “After years of a highly competitive underwriting environment, the events of 2017 are likely to trigger significant industry reactions. Orchid has performed well for its customers, producers and carriers, and we look forward to providing the kind of service and continuity that all our partners have come to expect. Andrew’s experience as both a producer and an underwriter as well as his deep industry relationships will help Orchid thrive in exactly this kind of market.”
Founded in 1998 and based in Vero Beach, Fla., Orchid specializes in providing specialty insurance products for homeowners and small businesses throughout the United States and the Caribbean. The company’s product offering for homeowners and condominium property insurance includes: wind and wind only; general and excess flood; earthquake; builder’s risk and others.