4 People on the Move

Liberty Mutual appoints lead of construction distribution, QBE North America names a chief legal officer, and more in this edition of People on the Move. 
By: | December 9, 2019

Bluestream, A Platform of Marsh, Names Anita Sathe Global Leader

Anita Sathe, global leader, Bluestream

Marsh, the insurance broker and risk adviser, announced the appointment of Anita Sathe as global leader of Bluestream, its cloud-based digital broker platform for the affinity market and leader of its U.S. affinity business.

Based in Portland, Oregon, Sathe will report to Kevin Tobin, president of Marsh’s Insurance Services Group.

In her role, Sathe will focus on driving affinity and sponsored programs in the U.S. and accelerating the growth and development of the Bluestream platform globally.

She brings more than 15 years of insurance technology, digital distribution, product strategy and insurance experience to the role.

Most recently, Sathe held the role of chief strategy officer for CoverHound. Prior to that, she co-founded CyberPolicy, a digital platform that enables small businesses to digitally quote multiple cyber insurance options with Deloitte Consulting.

“Marsh continues to invest in the best capabilities and people to serve our affinity clients worldwide,” said Tobin. “With Anita’s experience, we will deliver industry-leading affinity solutions to the market, leveraging the latest advancements in technology.”

“Through its Bluestream platform, Marsh is helping affinity clients offer streamlined insurance products and services to their customers, contractors and employees,” commented Sathe. “I look forward to building on the suite of products to provide our clients with a competitive edge.”

JAG Acquires Leo Portes as Chief Insurance Officer

Leo Portes, chief insurance officer, JAG Insurance Group

Leo Portes, chief insurance officer, JAG Insurance Group

JAG Insurance Group, a Florida-based commercial insurance agency, announced that Leo Portes has joined the firm as chief insurance officer.

Portes’ career traits include a high-level of expertise in claims, litigation and risk management. He will oversee loss prevention for company clients, including the evaluation of risks and minimizing exposure.

Portes brings over two decades of experience in the insurance industry to JAG. He most recently served as claims advocacy senior lead at Alliant Insurance Services.

“We are thrilled to welcome Leo Portes to our growing and dynamic team,” said Douglas Jones, principal with JAG.

“His extensive insurance experience provides an ideal platform to manage risk assessment from the perspective of a business owner. With a great passion for his career, Leo adds tremendous value to our clients and company as we continue to expand our presence in services areas and strategic markets.”

Portes has held multiple senior-level positions within the insurance industry, as well as the role if senior risk manager with the University of Miami.

He holds a bachelors degree in business administration from Florida International University.

QBE North America Names Mark Pasko Chief Legal Officer 

QBE North America, an integrated specialist insurer, has announced the appointment of Mark Pasko as chief legal officer, promoted from his previous role as senior vice president and general counsel, business unit support.

Pasko will report jointly to Todd Jones, chief executive officer, and Carolyn Scobie, group general counsel and company secretary.

As a critical member of QBE North America’s executive committee, he will oversee corporate governance, litigation, compliance, regulatory relations, intellectual property and labor and employment law, while anticipating and mitigating risks across the enterprise.

“After executing a very competitive search of both internal and external candidates, we are pleased to recognize Mark’s extensive experience and vital contributions to our organization with this promotion,” said Jones.

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“As we position QBE North America for long-term success, Mark’s proven leadership and deep knowledge of our company and industry positions us well to execute on our strategy and capture the many opportunities we see ahead of us.”

“Mark’s deep legal, governance and management expertise, along with his wealth of insurance industry experience, make him a perfect fit for this important role,” said Scobie. “He is dedicated and a strong partner across the enterprise — in both Group and North America — helping create value and manage risk for the organization through strong legal guidance.”

Pasko joined QBE in 2016.

Liberty Mutual Insurance Appoints Ben Beauvais to Lead Construction Distribution

Ben Beauvais, construction executive, distribution, Global Risk Solutions, Liberty Mutual

Liberty Mutual Insurance has appointed Ben Beauvais to the newly created position of construction executive, distribution, for Global Risk Solutions.

GRS provides a full range of innovative traditional insurance, specialty and reinsurance risk solutions to businesses globally.

“In his new role, Ben will be pivotal in driving a single, coordinated approach to supporting our brokers and customers in the highly complex construction industry,” said Global Risk Solutions field distribution general manager Marc Orloff.

Beauvais has over 25 years of experience in account management and underwriting. In his role, he will be tasked with meeting the broad and specialized needs of the construction industry and strategically engaging brokers.

Prior to his new role, he served as chief underwriting officer of North America Specialty Casualty, GRS. Prior to that role, he served as a construction industry executive at Ironshore. &

Emily Spennato is a former staff writer with Risk & Insurance.

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