REVEALED: Captive Review’s 2023 Ones to Watch

On the eve of Captive Review’s 2023 Power 50 countdown, we shine a light on the bright up-and-coming talent that will be challenging for a place in the Power 50 over the next few years.

 

The following captive professionals all received nominations from their colleagues and clients as ‘Ones to Watch’ in our Power 50 survey that attracted over 7,800 responses. The following are all names we can expect to become more and more influential within the captive sector over the next few years:

 

Andrew Christie

Senior manager, EY

As a director of the Arizona Captive Insurance Association and the International Center for Captive Insurance Education since 2021, Andrew Christie is already an important industry leader. Leaving Aon after 12 years in May last year to become a senior manager in EY’s team of captive experts will allow him to further develop his skills and relationships in the captive industry, both in the US and internationally.

 

Frederik Van den Eede

Chief marketing, customer and CSR o­fficer, Generali Employee Benefits

In just under nine years at Generali Employee Benefits, Frederik Van den Eede has had six promotions, which tells all you need to know about how much he is valued by the company. His most recent promotion in November saw him become chief marketing, customer and CSR officer at GEB. Considered an expert and key player in the European captive employee benefits market, we can expect his influence to keep growing in this space.

 

Dylan Feringa

Assistant vice-president, insurance and specialised industries group, PNC Institutional Asset Management

Well-known by many already in the US captive industry, Dylan Feringa has proved his ability with captive professionals as an investment strategist and consultant since joining PNC from JP Morgan Chase & Co in 2020. Two quick promotions have seen him rise to assistant vice-president, business development officer – insurance & specialised industries group, covering the US, Bermuda, Cayman and Turks and Caicos.

 

Amy Klatt

Vice-president of captives and programmes claims, Skyward Specialty

A very experienced figure in the fi eld of workers’ compensation claims, Amy Klatt has directed this expertise to the captives arena for Skyward Specialty since 2019, with excellent results for the industry. Her ability has been recognised and rewarded in this time, fi rst becoming managing director of captives in August 2021, and then stepping up to become vice-president of captives and programmes claims since January last year.

 

Adam Miholic

Senior captive consultant, Hylant

One of many promising young captive professionals at Hylant, Adam Miholic is now a well-known face in captive circles. Since joining Hylant in 2019 as a senior captive consultant after spells working in the captive units of Assurance and Marsh, Miholic’s star has been on the rise. This was recognised last year at the Captive Review US Awards, when he was named our emerging talent of the year.

 

Nkechi Kiki Oyemhen

Senior vice-president, insurance team leader, Marsh Captive Solutions

Nkechi Kiki Oyemhen is an increasingly important part of Marsh Captive Solutions’ Bermuda operation, and in June last year was promoted to senior vice-president, insurance team leader. She has worked with captives in Bermuda since 2017 with JLT and then Marsh following the acquisition, and also has a background in the London market. With all these mix of skills and the ability she has shown so far, we can expect Oyemhen to keep progressing in future years.

 

Lara Ribeiro

Head of account management – captive EB services, Aon

After over eight years with Generali Employee Benefits, first as an account executive and then as a captive manager, Lara Ribeiro took a major step up last October by joining Aon as head of account management – captive EB services. Starting in Brazil and moving to GEB in 2014, Ribeiro has proved herself extremely able in every role she has had, and this latest deserved step up could be another of many more to come.

 

Bailey Roese

Partner, Dentons Bingham Greenebaum

Lined up as the person to take over from Hall of Famer Chaz Lavelle at Dentons, Bailey Roese has learnt from the best when it comes to captive tax law. Already one of the pre-eminent voices on captive tax, she is now a regular speaker on the subject at captive conferences and has taken over much of Lavelle’s responsibilities. A partner at Dentons since 2020, Roese has been recognised as a Best Lawyers One to Watch for 2022-2023 in the area of tax law, and her star is sure to keep growing.

 

Ryan Santacrose

Assistant vice-president, Artex Risk Solutions

Ryan Santacrose is one of Artex’s rising stars, having been with the company for over seven years now after a successful internship with parent Gallagher. Santacrose has built connections with many of the captive industry’s top names since then, progressing to the position of assistant vice-president – business development in 2021. He has already been recognised as a rising leader in the insurance industry after being named one of RISE’s 35 under 35 in June last year.

 

Sophie Song

Senior tax manager, Liptz & Associates

Sophie Song is a highly accomplished California-based senior tax manager who has been making a real name for herself in the captive space since joining Liptz & Associates in 2018. With a background in tax accountancy, working for AFP Saddington; Lesley, Thomas Schwarz & Postma; David Weise and Associates; and Rosenthal, Pearson, Fong & Frew; Song is highly knowledgeable in the tax space, and many captives are increasingly benefiting from that expertise.

12 August 2024
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