10 People on the Move

CFC announces a new senior underwriting team, CorVel names an area vice president and Risk Placement Services hires an executive in this edition of People on the Move. 
By: | May 19, 2021

Strategic Risk Solutions Announces Two New Hires

Strategic Risk Solutions announced two appointments specifically to enhance the quality of their newly opened office in Guernsey, an island in the English Channel.

Elyse Dandeker, director of accounting services, Strategic Risk Solutions

Steve Nash, director of insurance solutions, Strategic Risk Solutions

Elsye Dandeker has been named director of accounting services and Steve Nash has been hired as director of insurance services.

Dandeker joins Strategic Risk Solutions from Willis Towers Watson where she served as an account director. In that role, she led several capital management teams.

Prior to his appointment, Nash spent almost 30 years as a client insurance manager with Artex Risk Solutions. In that role, he was responsible for “the provision of technical insurance advice and services to a number of captive clients,” a press release announcing the appointment said.

“We are delighted with the response to our arrival in Guernsey. It reinforces our belief that the European market is receptive to a global, independent firm, with strong local expertise, that puts clients first,” said Brady Young, CEO and chairman of SRS.

“Our business in Europe is important strategically and financially to SRS and we believe the long-term opportunity is significant.”

CorVel Hires Area Vice President

Joseph Rupp, area vice president, CorVel

CorVel named Joseph Rupp as area vice president.

In this role, Rupp will be responsible for the oversight of company, employee and revenue growth in California. He will also manage CorVel’s market share growth.

Rupp brings over 30 years of industry experience to his new role with CorVel. Prior to his appointment, he served as the vice president of the western region for MetLife.

“We are excited to welcome Joseph Rupp to the CorVel team,” said Michael Combs, president and CEO of CorVel.

“His vast experience will help him lead both individual and team transformation to create an optimum teamwork atmosphere, and he will ensure that the highest level of customer service is delivered to all of our clients across California.”

CFC Announces Senior Underwriting Team

CFC announced a new senior underwriting management team.

Five appointments compile the underwriting team, which include Tim Boyce as head of professions and health care, Michael Brunero as head of tech, media & intellectual property, James Burns as head of cyber, Kate Lyes as head of specialty lines and Gus Marshall as head of transaction liability.

CFC CEO and Founder Dave Walsh said “We’ve more than doubled our headcount over the past three years through the growth of our existing teams as well as acquisitions in the UK, the United States and Australia.”

He continued, “Over half of our people are now employed across our underwriting teams. They’re the engine powering our continued growth and so it’s important that we have the right leadership in place to own each product line not only to help shape, evolve and implement underwriting strategy but also to play a critical role in the management and oversight of each team.”

Risk Placement Services Names New Executive

Aashish “A.C.” Chauhan, executive vice president of casualty, Risk Placement Services

Risk Placement Services hired Aashish “A.C.” Chauhan as executive vice president of casualty.

Prior to joining Risk Placement Services, Chauhan served as director of transactional risk at Hylant.

In that role,“he managed M&A-related risk and insurance services such as due diligence, reps and warranties insurance and post-transaction risk management strategies,” a press release announcing the appointment said.

Prior to his role with Hylant, he served in roles with both Marsh and Aon.

Guy Carpenter & Company Appoints Head of Strategic Risk

Luca Tres, head of strategic risk and capital life solutions, Guy Carpenter & Company

Guy Carpenter & Company named Luca Tres as head of strategic risk and capital life solutions, EMEA.

In this role, Tres will be responsible for continuing the production of non-traditional life solutions to clients located in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Prior to his appointment, Tres worked with Securis Investment Partner where he served as a partner.

Europe CEO Massimo Reina said, “The ability to develop capital and risk solutions that match companies with the most effective risk counterparties is key to helping our clients achieve their strategic goals. Luca is a leader in this highly specialized field and will build on the considerable success of our European team, further elevating the level of service and scope of transactions we offer to companies across the region.” &

Emma Brenner is a staff writer with Risk & Insurance. She can be reached at [email protected].

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