Four years ago, Captive Review introduced the Hall of Fame to the Power 50. It was a way to celebrate the most influential individuals, who have contributed to the industry for decades and without who the industry would not be where it is today.
The captive professionals in these pages have knowledge and expertise that is vast, and each is gracious enough to willing share it.
For 2020 we introduce three individuals to the Hall of Fame—David Ezekiel, Roger Gillett and Charles ‘Chaz’ LaVelle.
Long time captive figure in Bermuda, Ezekiel first was partner in one of the most well-known accounting practices in the country for many years, being he established International Advisory Services Ltd (IAS) in 1981. Running IAS for many years, and holding board positions in Bermuda as well, IAS was acquired by Marsh in 2009 and Ezekiel became chairman of the new Marsh IAS. He retired in 2016.
With a career than spans three decades in captive insurance, Gillett is one that knows the history of Bermuda’s industry better than most. After 20 years at Johnson & Higgins, he went on to be the president of Ace Risk Management International for a decade. A recipient of the Bermuda Insurance Development Council’s Lifetime achievement award in 2013, he championed the domicile and provided expert analysis on all aspects of the industry.
Charles ‘Chaz’ LaVelle
A senior partner at Bingham, Greenbaum, Doll, Lavelle has more than 40 years of experience working on tax cases. Known more recently for his close involvement with the 831(b) tax cases in the US, LaVelle has worked on several well-known captive cases across his career. Now with the IRS targeting micro-captives, his expertise is required more than ever.