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HUB names EVP of its high net worth private client practice, FIGUR8 appoints EVP of commercial operations, and Lockton appoints VP for complex aviation risk.
By: | April 7, 2022

HUB Names EVP and Leader of Private Client High Net Worth Practice

Global insurance brokerage and financial services firm, Hub International Limited (HUB), recently welcomed Katherine Frattarola as executive vice president of its private client, high net worth practice.

Frattarola has focused on the ultra-high-net worth client segment for most of her 20 years in the financial services industry, according to a press release. Most recently, she served as the chief marketing officer for PURE.

Prior to PURE, Frattarola led a team at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management that supported business development and client retention initiatives for nearly 16,000 financial advisors, serving more than 3.5 million clients across the U.S. and around the world.

“As affluent, successful individuals’ investments and personal interests shift, the complexity of their risk exposure and appetitive for risk similarly shifts, and they need to turn to trusted advisors to help them protect their overall wealth management strategy now more than ever,” HUB President and CEO, Marc Cohen, said.

“Katherine brings decades of specialized expertise which will be critical to the service we provide to our private clients and the execution of the practice’s overall growth strategy.”

FIGUR8 Hires Workers’ Comp Industry Leader as Executive VP of Commercial Operations

Jennifer Ryon, executive vice president, commercial operations, FIGUR8

Digital health startup, FIGUR8, has appointed Jennifer Ryon as executive vice president of commercial operations.

Ryon joins FIGUR8 from Prime Health Services, where she held various senior leadership roles including chief operating officer and chief revenue officer.

In her role at FIGUR8, Ryon will lead the company’s payer partnerships practice, building the company’s commercial infrastructure — operations, sales, market access — to scale FIGUR8’s continued growth in the payer market, per a press release.

“Jennifer has an exceptional track record of developing high-performing sales and service teams and growing nascent markets that deliver profitable growth,” Scott Sexton, president and chief business officer of FIGUR8, said.

“A proven leader, Jennifer has managed one of the industry’s most comprehensive provider networks in highly competitive and complex markets,” Sexton said.

“Jennifer understands the unique needs of our industry, effectively serving the interests of multiple stakeholders, including patients, providers and payers.”

Ryon brings over 16 years of industry experience. She has been on the board of the Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation since January 2019 and currently serves as vice president.

Nick Evancho Joins Lockton’s Southeast Region Aviation Practice

Nick Evancho, vice president and senior account executive for complex risk, aviation, Lockton

Lockton has appointed Nick Evancho as a vice president and senior account executive for complex risk within Lockton’s aviation practice in the Southeast region.

A licensed pilot based in Atlanta, Evancho brings over 15 years of aviation and aerospace underwriting experience to his new role. He is versed in writing fixed and rotor wing commercial operations as well as defense industry risks, according to a press release.

Evancho began his career in 2006 at AIG and has since held numerous aviation leadership roles at the insurer, most recently as product line manager for complex risk.

“Lockton’s focus has always been on delivering superior value to our clients, which we can only achieve by investing in top talent,” said Dean Anderson, aviation practice leader for Lockton’s Southeast region.

“Adding Nick Evancho to our already deep bench of aviation insurance specialists enables us to continue to provide our clients with the best insight into their critical risks and proven solutions to help manage them.”

Tower MSA Partners Hires Vice President of Business Development

Dorothy Holland, vice president of business development, Tower MSA Partners

Tower MSA Partners has welcomed Dorothy Holland as vice president of business development.

Holland’s primary focus will be to identify and develop new business opportunities and assist clients with all aspects of Medicare Secondary Payer compliance and claim settlement, according to a press release.

“Dorothy’s extensive background in claims management and her expertise in Medicare Set-Asides makes her well positioned to market Tower’s technology driven cost mitigation methodology,” Tower MSA Partners CEO, Rita Wilson, said.

“Dorothy has a keen understanding of how MSAs can slow the settlement process and brings great insight into the perspectives of both the injured worker and payer. Working with Tower’s team, she will now have the tools to overcome barriers to closure and optimize settlements.”

Holland brings 16 years of industry experience to her new role. Most recently, she served as business development executive for Ametros, a professional administrator of post-settlement medical funds.

M&T Insurance Agency Adds Casualty Leader to Real Estate & Construction Practice

Jen Lapera, senior vice president and casualty leader, real estate & construction, M&T Insurance Agency, Inc.

M&T Insurance Agency, Inc. (MTIA), the commercial insurance and risk management subsidiary of M&T Bank, hired Jen Lapera as a senior vice president and casualty leader for the company’s real estate & construction practice.

Based in New York, Lapera is responsible for managing casualty insurance placement, program design, and strategy for MTIA’s real estate & construction clients. She will also be involved in complex casualty placements across MTIA’s footprint, per the release.

“Our clients will continue to benefit as we grow our team and increase our expertise across the industry to provide best-in-class solutions,” said Tom Delark, regional market leader & brokerage practice leader, MTIA.

“Jen will be a true asset leading our real estate & construction group’s casualty practice, bringing innovative ideas to insurance placement, design, and strategy to support our clients’ complex insurance needs.”

Lapera previously served as a senior vice president at Marsh & McLennan where she managed a multimillion-dollar premium book of business for private equity portfolio companies.

CAC Specialty Expands International Capabilities with New Senior Advisor

CAC Specialty has welcomed David Frediani as senior advisor responsible for implementing the company’s international strategy.

Frediani previously held senior executive leadership at Marsh (including its predecessor company Johnson & Higgins, and the parent company Marsh McLennan) for over 30 years.

During his tenure at Marsh, Frediani lived, worked and traveled extensively throughout Asia, Europe, the UK, Latin America and the Middle East, according to a press release.

He was also one of three senior executives working within the UNISON international network of privately-owned global insurance brokers.

Frediani was formerly president of U.S. field offices and president of international at Ironshore as well.

“David’s background and expertise reflects his in-depth knowledge and experience in identifying and building relationships within the global insurance industry,” said Bruce Denson, president of CAC Specialty.

“He will be working with the CAC Specialty leadership team to provide strategic advice and to expand CAC’s global capabilities to serve its multinational client base.” &

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

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