Aon Broker Darin McMullen Recognized as a 2019 Cyber Power Broker
Darin McMullen, Senior Vice President, Aon
A client approached Aon’s Darin McMullen about building a cyber program that would include property damage and custom-tailored business interruption and extra expense losses. It wouldn’t be easy with a recent claim on the books.
McMullen was undaunted, successfully engaging underwriters to hash it out, drafting a program that would respond to physical damage, first-party income loss, third-party liability and first-party event management costs. McMullen’s team also engaged in discussions with potential excess carriers to follow form on the policy while seeking several hundred million dollars in capacity.
“Having been a lawyer and litigated cyber cases, [Darin] knows his stuff,” said Jay Perry, director of risk management for ARRIS International. “This guy is so sharp and I’m happy he’s on our account.”
McMullen recently helped Perry implement several dozen critical adjustments to the language of its cyber policy. “Having dealt with our insurance carrier and knowing how they would respond to a loss, he was able to come up with language that the carrier would accept and help us avoid having to litigate,” said Perry.
Another client “required a solution that was not off the shelf but built from the ground up,” said a director of insurance and risk management. “Darin put a lot of effort into listening to us, [paying] attention to detail and thinking through consequences. He helped us put together a very innovative and forward-thinking cyber insurance program.”
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