5 People on the Move

Mosaic names co-chief executive officer, Prime Health Services, Inc. appoints chief operating officer and Allianz hires Matthew Azzara as regional head in this edition of People on the Move. 
By: | April 23, 2021

Prime Health Services Names Jennifer Ryon Chief Operating Officer

Jennifer Ryon, chief operating officer, Prime Health Services, Inc.

Prime Health Services, Inc. recently announced the appointment of Jennifer Ryon as chief operating officer.

In this role, Ryon will be responsible for managing and promoting the company’s sustainable growth, while still focusing on a number of initiatives, including customer value, company expansion and client services. Additionally, she will ensure that employees of Prime Health Services align with company goals and culture.

Ryon brings over 15 years’ experience in the medical cost containment field to her new role with Prime Health Services. She most recently served as Prime Health Services’ chief revenue officer.

“Jennifer has built an impressive track record internally and throughout the industry. This is the next natural progression of Jennifer’s career growth as well as the strategic structuring of Prime Health Services,” said Brian Sharp, president and CEO of Prime Health Services.

“As we continue to evolve within the markets we serve, Jennifer has proven to be a successful and trusted leader who will continue to be paramount on carrying out my vision for Prime Health.”

Matthew Azzara to Join Allianz as Regional Head of Management Liability Commercial

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) recently announced that Matthew Azzara was appointed as regional head of management liability commercial in North America.

Matthew Azzara, regional head of management liability commercial, AGCS

In this role, Azzara will lead and manage D&O insurance, employment practices liability and “fiduciary and crime coverage for all public, private and not-for-profit commercial entities in North America,” a press release announcing Azzara’s appointment said.

Azzara brings more than 14 years’ experience as product head, underwriter and broker to his role with AGCS. Prior to his appointment, he worked as the national head of private company management liability for Nationwide Insurance.

“With today’s highly litigious environment, clients are in search of distinctive underwriting solutions and swift execution to help protect their organization and brand,” said Joseph Caruso, regional head of financial lines, North America, ACGS.

He continued, “Given the priority of our MLC business in North America, I am pleased to welcome Matt who will use both his technical underwriting knowledge and industry background to maintain, service and expand our diverse portfolio.”

Mosaic Announces New Co-Chief Executive Officer

Mark Wheeler, co-chief executive officer, Mosaic

Mosaic named Mark Wheeler co-chief executive officer.

Wheeler is a seasoned insurance executive who is both a Lloyd’s syndicate founder and experienced underwriter. He joins Mosaic to work alongside fellow co-chief executive officer, Mitch Blaser.

Wheeler has extensive experience serving in a variety of leadership roles and brings more than three decades of experience to Mosaic. His previous roles include founder of Lloyd’s Syndicate 4000 and Pembroke Managing Agency and CEO of Ironshore International.

“Mark’s industry relationships and deep market knowledge are great assets to Mosaic’s highly specialized business lines,” said Dan Haspel, a managing director at Golden Gate Capital, Mosaic’s anchor investor.

“We look forward to supporting Mark, Mitch and the rest of Mosaic’s enterprising team as they build a powerful platform to meet complex risks for clients, partners and stakeholders around the world.”

Marsh Brings on Steven Capace and Bryan Salek to Lead U.S. Government Contracting Practice

Steven Capace, U.S. government contracting practice, Marsh

Bryan Salek, U.S. government contracting practice, Marsh

Marsh hired Steven Capace and Bryan Salek to co-lead its U.S. government contracting practice.

In their roles, Capace and Salek will collaboratively lead the government contracting practice team, which is responsible for the “delivery of specialized transactional and advisory solutions,” a press release announcing the appointments said. Specifically, these solutions will aim to tackle the risks government contractors face, which include civil complaint and legal action.

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Both Capace and Salek join Marsh from Willis Towers Watson where they served as executive vice presidents and co-founders of WTW’s government contracting practice. They collectively bring more than 50 years of risk management experience to Marsh.

“US government contractors face a myriad of insurance, financial, operational, and legal risks, requiring specialized expertise and unique solutions. I’m thrilled to welcome Steven and Bryan, who bring unparalleled understanding of the government contractor industry, to Marsh and look forward to growing our national practice and serving the risk needs of this segment,” said Jeffery Alpaugh, U.S. and Canada growth and industry leader, Marsh. &

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

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