6 People on the Move

Duck Creek Technologies announces new CMO, Crum & Forster appoints new credit division leader, AXA XL North America names new construction business leadership and more in this edition of People on the Move.
By: | September 16, 2021

Duck Creek Technologies Announces New Marketing Leadership

Duck Creek Technologies has a new addition to its executive committee. Strategic marketing industry veteran, Jeff Winter, has been named chief marketing officer.

Jeff Winter, chief marketing officer, Duck Creek Technologies

“As we move forward with our growth plans and seek to capitalize on opportunities, we need a known leader in marketing on our executive team to help us drive forward through this exciting future,” said Duck Creek CEO, Michael Jackowski.

“Jeff’s knowledge and experience are without compare, and his combination of skill and intuition make him a perfect choice to lead our corporate marketing department. We’re thrilled to have him join our team.”

Prior to joining Duck Creek, Winter served as chief marketing officer at Rocket Software. Winter’s industry tenure also includes executive leadership at Pitney Bowes, as well as leadership in marketing and strategy at SAP and IBM.

Beecher Carlson Names New Addition to Executive Liability Practice

Beecher Carlson Insurance Services, LLC recently announced the hiring of Kevin Humphrey to serve as managing director of trade credit and political risk in its executive liability practice.

Humphrey brings more than 25 years of experience to his new role at Beecher Carlson, including previous leadership specializing in “trade credit solutions for large corporate and mid-market clients,” according to a press release. He also has worked in the development of e-commerce credit insurance applications.

“Kevin’s experience coupled with the existing capabilities and knowledge of our team will serve as an immense benefit to our clients as we continue to revolutionize the way they identify, quantify, mitigate, and finance risk,” said Beecher Carlson CEO, Joe Siech.

“Kevin’s professional background makes him the ideal person to deliver new services and strategies to meet our clients’ growing business needs.”

Owen Dacey, head of claims, Rising Edge

Rising Edge Hires New Head of Claims

London-based directors’ and officers’ managing general agent, Rising Edge, recently announced Owen Dacey as head of claims.

Dacey has more than 10 years of global experience which includes managing high-value complex D&O claims. Dacey is also recognized as being a qualified solicitor, having experience handling claims involving U.S. securities litigation, according to a press release.

“By building on Owen’s extensive complex claims experience, we are committed to delivering insight in order to more effectively work with our clients on improving their D&O liability risk profile.” said Yoel Brightman, managing director, Rising Edge.

Dacey most recently held positions in management liability and international financial lines at AXA XL. Prior to AXA XL, he served as team manager for complex financial lines claims at AIG.

AXA XL Announces New Construction Leadership


Jim Richert, head of Subcontractor Default Insurance, AXA XL North America Construction

AXA XL’s North America Construction business has promoted Ray Allen and Jim Richert to head Construction Professional and Subcontractor Default Insurance (SDI) business lines respectively.

“Since we launched our Construction business more than 10 years ago, Jim and Ray have been instrumental in growing our book of business and developing the products, services and talent that our construction clients have come to count on,” said Gary Kaplan, head of AXA XL’s North America Construction business.

“It’s exciting to see them now apply their risk management expertise, construction industry knowledge, and proven leadership skills to bigger roles as our new profit center leaders.”

Since 2011, Mr. Richert has managed the construction business team of SDI risk engineers that provides “consultation, training, and best practices to help contractors minimize subcontractor default risk,” according to a press release.

Mr. Allen brings more than 20 years of professional liability and pollution insurance experience to his new role. He will oversee underwriting management of AXA XL’s contractors professional and environmental liability insurance coverages.

Crum & Forster Appoints New President of Credit Division

Crum & Forster (C&F) has named Daniel L. Sussman as president of its credit division. Acknowledged for

Daniel L. Sussman, president of Credit, Crum & Forster

being a veteran in credit and structured products, Mr. Sussman will be responsible for “leading C&F’s expanding admitted and surplus lines credit insurance platforms,” according to a press release.

“Dan’s breadth of knowledge and expertise make him the perfect fit to lead our efforts in the competitive credit insurance market,” said Marc Adee, chief executive officer of Crum & Forster.

“We look forward to Dan and his outstanding team driving profitable growth across the division’s extensive product suite, as well as supporting the increasingly diverse risk management needs of a wide range of customers.”
Sussman joined C&F in 2019 as senior vice president to launch C&F’s credit group.

Before C&F, Sussman was at Ironshore Inc., where he founded and served as president of Trade Credit, Political Risk and Special Risk, overseeing underwriting teams in the U.S., London, Dubai, Singapore and Sydney. &

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

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