After 10 years, thousands of vote and months of anticipation, here is the first instalment of the Captive Review Power 50. Check back tomorrow for the numbers 30-11.
50 – Hong Guo, Executive Vice President and Chief Insurance Officer, Arbol
Guo moved to his current role in 2021 from Guy Carpenter, where he spent 23 years working across a number of areas of the business. Last year he became insutech platform Arbol’s chief insurance officer, quickly launching a ‘Captive + Parametrics’ solutions to tackle climate change management. If this is what he has done with captives in his first year, we’re excited to see what happens in 2022.
49 – Sandra Fenters, President, Capterra Risk Solutions
President of Capterra Risk Solutions, Fenters and her team manage a number of both national and multi-national captive structures. Passionate about the captive industry Fenters was on the faculty for the University of Delaware’s captive program, and often authors articles on captive insurance. A former broker Fenters has a wealth of experience and is making an impact in the industry.
48 – Adele Gale, Director, Robus
Gale is the director of risk services at Robus as well as the deputy chair of the Guernsey International Insurance Association and valued voice in the alternative risk space. She is a forward-thinker, bringing many new creative and innovative projects to the market, and was also the chief risk officer for Guernsey’s first rated catastrophe reinsurser Kelvin Re. Over the last few years her focus has turned to ESG, co-authoring the globe’s first ESG Framework for insurers with a kitemark.
47 – John Prescott, Managing Partner, Johnson Lambert LLP
In the industry for more than 25 years, Prescott is managing partner of Johnson Lamber LLP, a multi-office, niche-focused firm. He is responsible for implementing strategic direction and oversight of firm operations and oversees the firm’s alternative risk. Working with captive insurance companies, commercial carriers, governmental risk pools, and other alternative risk entities, Prescott has a wealth of experience.
46 – Greg Agnone, Senior Director, Captives, Midwest Employers Casualty
Agnone joined Midwest as captive business development director in 2017, before taking charge of the entire captive team as senior director this year. With over 30 years’ experience in the industry and almost 20 years working with group captives, it isn’t surprising that Agnone has been able to grow Midwest’s captive offering significantly.
45 – Mikhail Raybshteyn, Partner, EY
Co-leader for EY’s American captive practice, Raybshteyn co-leads the practice and is an expert when it comes to captive tax matters. After advising captive owners and captive professionals of all types on all aspects of their domestic and international tax matters for over 15 years, Raybshteyn is a respected voice in the industry who is trusted for his expertise. As the IRS ramps up its focus on captives even more in 2022 Raybshteyn will be only more valued this year.
44 – Brian Quinn, Founding Director and Chief Underwriting Officer, Granite
Regarded in the community as an employee benefits expert, Quinn provides influence and experience to multinationals planning to set up global captive programmes. With prior experience building General Motors’ employee benefits captive, Quinn is a trusted and well-respected expert in the business. As employee benefits programs have become even more complex over the last two years Quinn has only expanded this business.
43 – Martin Everleigh, CEO, Atlas Insurance Management
Everleigh formed Atlas in 2002, building the captive manager from the ground up. With past experience at Lloyd’s of London, Willis and KPMG, Everleigh was able to create a respected captive manager that has been growing even more in the last five years. Atlas was acquired in 2020, with Everleigh remaining CEO. Having said that there would be a focus on technical expertise and innovation moving forward, Atlas is one to watch.
42 – Nick Frost, President, Captive Management, Davies Captive Management
Frost has been with Davies Groups for the last decade, as they have grown their reach and captive capabilities. He oversees the management of over 150 captive and rent-a-captive programs and is immersed in current captive trends. He lends his experience to captive community, particularly in Bermuda, and is a member of the executive board of directors for the Bermuda Insurance Managers Association, helping to shape the industry.
41 – Julie Robertson, Partner, Honigman
Robertson is both the chair of Honigman’s insurance department and its captive insurance practice leader. With more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, she is one of the most trusted experts when it comes to captive law. Knowledgeable across all areas of self-insurance, she is the perfect leader for Hongiman, who have been involved in the captive industry since 1975.
40 – Michael Serricchio, Managing Director, Marsh Captive Solutions
Serricchio advises Marsh’s US clients with the feasibility and organisation of single-parent captives, risk retention groups and rent-a-captive structures. Previous spells with KPMG and Arthur Andersen have given him a solid tax background and he is thought of as an innovator on captive programmes. With risk retention groups and rent-a-captive structures getting even more attention, Serricchio will be an influential voice in this space.
39 – Paul Corver, Group Head M&A, R&Q
A known expert in the run-off business, Corver is responsible for all run-off acquisition activity at R&Q. With the Covid-19 pandemic forcing many organisations to restructure their risk, Corver has been busy over the last two years and has overseen a number of captive insurance run-off acquisitions, as well as launching a legacy insurance sidecar via a collateralised reinsurer domiciled in Bermuda.
38 – Adriana Scherzinger, head of international program business Latam, Zurich
One of the experts on captives in Latam, Scherzinger has been leading the Zurich Latam team in the growing region for four years now, expanding her reach in that time. A former Captive Review One To Watch, Scherzinger is often at industry events and conferences, lending her expertise about not only Latam, but the captive industry in general.
37 – Mike Meehan, Principal, Milliman
Boston-based Meehan has experience in loss reserving, feasibility studies and financial pro formas for captives and wider insurance companies. Widely touted as a forward thinker and innovator for captives, Meehan works closely with several industry associations such as the North Carolina Captive Insurance Association (NCCIA) and the Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA) as well as sat on boards. He was appointed Principal at Milliman in 2021, showing that his influence is still growing and his expertise being rewarded.
36 – Steve Kinion, Director Bureau of Captive Insurance, State of Delaware
Kinion is a well-known regulator who is always willing to share his knowledge and constantly looking for new ways to ensure Delaware’s captive industry is the best it can be. Recently the domicile signed into law amends to the captive insurance act to enable organisations to write D&O liability insurance. This will no doubt garner a lot of interest as D&O premium prices soar, and Delaware may well see a large increase in captive numbers this year.
35 – Oliver Schofield, Managing Director, RISCS
As managing director at Risk and Insurance Strategy Consultants, Schofield knows his stuff. A forward thinker he has continued to innovate during the last year, recently completing the first simultaneous cell to pure captive conversation and relocation. With 30 years’ experience under his belt and a wealth of ideas, Schofield will continue to be a great advantage for the European captive industry.
34 – Amy O’Brien, National Director, Alternative Risk Programs, Gallagher Basset
With Gallagher Basset for over 20 years, O’Brien has extensive experience in a range of captive areas. Currently focusing on new claims management programs and alternative risk retention arrangements, O’Brien works with all types of captives as well as pooling arrangements and risk retention groups and has helped grow the TPA.
33 – Daniel Kusaila, Partner, Crowe
US-based Kusaila has become a go-to partner for his tax expertise in the past few years. After a tumultuous year where the hard market hit and the International Revenue Service (IRS) stepped up his captive investigations even more, Kusaila’s knowledge and experience has proved invaluable for both Crowe and his clients. Outspoken and highly regarded by industry peers, Kusaila shares his insights on many captive panels and will continue to be called on more as the hard market hits.
32 – Erin Brosnihan, President, Kensington Management Group
Brosnihan was made president of Kensington Management Group in 2020, having been with the company since 2001. The Cayman-based Kensington has been an establishment in the domicile for decades and operates a group captive with its sister organisation Captive Resources. Brosnihan has 20 years’ experience in captives, and is also the past chair of the Insurance Managers Association of Cayman, making her one of the most experienced captive experts in the domicile.
31 – Bob Gagliardi, Head of Captive Management, AIG
Gagliardi not only heads up AIG’s captive management arm but also serves on the board of over 20 captives themselves and chairs the Vermont Captive Insurance Association’s (VCIA) strategic planning committee. In the captive industry for almost 30 years, Gagliardi has been with AIG since 2002 and is one of the most knowledgeable in the industry.