5 People on the Move

Jopari announces a new chief operating officer, Ironshore promotes a new president of IronPro and more in this edition of People on the Move.
By: | November 14, 2019

Thomas Leahy Named President of IronPro, Division of Ironshore

Ironshore, a Liberty Mutual Company and provider of broker-sourced specialty property and casualty insurance coverages has announced the appointment of Thomas F. Leahy, Jr. as president of IronPro, its professional and management liability division.

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Leahy will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of marketing, underwriting and distribution of IronPro professional and management liability lines to retail and wholesale markets. He will report to Matthew Dolan, president, Liberty Mutual’s North America specialty division and Ironshore.

“Tom joined Ironshore at its inception and has been central to building IronPro’s operating model and leading the team’s post-acquisition integration efforts with Liberty Mutual,” said Dolan.

“In his new leadership role, Tom will be focusing on engaging the IronPro team to maximize their market presence, ensure profitability of the book and drive operational efficiencies.”

As stated by Dolan, Leahy’s career with Ironshore began when the brand did. He joined in 2006 and helped launch IronPro in 2007.

Most recently, he was executive vice president and chief underwriting officer of IronPro’s management liability book of $290 million in premium, overseeing 85 specialty underwriters in 12 locations nationwide.

Prior to Ironshore, Leahy was executive vice president, national accounts for financial lines, with AIG’s National Union Fire Company.

Hiscox Appoints Doug Karpp as U.S. Head of Executive Risks and Cyber 

Doug Karpp, head of executives risks and cyber, U.S., Hiscox

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, announced the appointment of Doug Karpp as head of executive risks and cyber in the U.S. Based in Los Angeles, Karpp will report to Megan McConnell, chief underwriting officer.

“Doug has 25 years of experience helping businesses, not-for-profit organizations and municipalities of all types and sizes manage their executive risks,” said McConnell.

“His long-standing expertise in this area and his continued focus on strengthening and innovating the executive risks and cyber business lines will further support our goal of providing our customers with the best solutions possible.”

Karpp joined Hiscox in 2010 as vice president before being promoted to national underwriting leader in 2013. By 2015, he was serving as both senior vice president and crime and fidelity product head.

Prior to Hiscox, Karpp served as a vice president for AIG. He is a certified fraud examiner.

Lockton Pacific Series Expands Employee Benefits Operations  

Sherri Harrison, leader of employee benefits practice, Lockton Pacific Series

Bryan Davis, leader of employee benefits practice, Lockton Pacific Series

In an effort to improve employee benefits against escalating costs, reduced choices and growing competition, Lockton Benefits Practice in the Pacific Northwest and Orange County has announced its new leaders: Bryan Davis and Sherri Harrison.

The two will help employers manage their bottom line more effectively while also providing top-notch benefits to retain and compete for talent in a tight labor market.

“More than ever, employers are struggling to balance their recruiting and retention goals in the face of an increasingly complex and costly health care system,” said Davis.

“With shifts in the group health insurance market, and health care costs rising beyond wages, more and more employers are focused on alternative funding options, gaining better understanding of their utilization and claims and offering competitive total rewards packages,” added Harrison.

Davis and Harrison each have over two decades of industry experience.

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“In the past year alone, the Pacific series’ employee benefits practice has experienced double digit growth, creating tremendous leadership opportunities for our high caliber team,” said Won Andersen, employee benefits practice leader for Lockton Pacific Series.

“We are thrilled these two extraordinary professionals will lead a benefits team and grow our presence in these two vital markets, helping employers in Portland and Orange County make more informed decisions to control their health care spending, avoid shifting costs to employees and enhance their health and well-being.”

Jopari Welcomes John Gilmartin as New COO 

Jopari Solutions, Inc. a health care information technology company, announced the appointment of John Gilmartin as chief operating officer.

Gilmartin will work with Steve Stevens, chairman and CEO, and the executive management team to lead several of Jopari’s product and operational functions. He will operate out of the company’s headquarters in Concord, California.

“I am very excited to have John join our executive team,” said Stevens.

John Gilmartin, chief operating officer, Jopari

“I am confident that his diverse background and experiences in the casualty industry will have an immediate impact with our team, our customers and our partners, and I know that he will help us as we continue to grow and expand.”

“I’m honored and thrilled to be joining Jopari Solutions and the great organization that Steve and his team have built,”  said Gilmartin.

“Jopari has market-leading products and services and has done a phenomenal job of bringing capabilities forward for the property and casualty and health care market segments.”

Gilmartin most recently served as senior vice president of service operations for Mitchell International and as a board member for GT Motive, a European-based software company. &

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

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