These are the ones to watch in the captive industry—from bright young up and comers making an impact in the captive world to more experienced professionals making big moves, who might make the Power 50 list next year.
Christoph Betz, Head of Captive Pricing and Consulting, Zurich
A bright young star at Zurich Betz studied mathematics and computer science at the renowned University of Freiburg in Germany. Only joining Zurich in 2014 he started his career as a captive pricing specialist but then was promoted to head of captive pricing and consulting in 2019. While only young Betz has already spoken on webinars and co-authored articles on captives, so get ready to see his name a lot more.
Jelto Borgmann, Captive Portfolio Manager, HDI Global SE
Borgmann started his career at HDI Global after obtaining a master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Hannover. He currently has responsibility for structuring international captive programmes and a number of risk management functions. With a lot of knowledge at a young age—a secondment to HDI Reinsurance in Ireland also gave him experience in the reinsurance sector—Borgmann will only continue to succeed.
Ian Davis, Senior Vice President and Captive Insurance Relationships Manager, Peoples Bank
After starting his career at the State of Vermont and becoming one of the brightest young stars in the industry, in 2020 Davis moved to Peoples Bank. He’s still deeply involved in the industry—as the captive insurance relationship manager for the bank—and is clearly using his years in the USA’s biggest captive regulator in excel. We only expect more from Davis, who has a long successful career ahead of him.
Dawn Dinardo, Director of Captive Management Operations, Hylant Global Captive Solutions
Dinardo started with the Hylant team in 2019, after 14 years’ in captive management roles at Marsh, JLT and Aon. She has a wide range of experience with multiple domiciles and all types of captive formations, and serves on the conference committees for both South Carolina and Tennessee Captive Insurance Association. Dinardo is a talented captive manager, and as Hylant grows its reach she will be one to watch.
Molly Hentges, Account Executive, Carrier Practice, Gallagher Bassett
Hentges graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor Business Administration in 2018, completing internships at Captive Resources and Gallagher Bassett during her studies. Appointed an account executive at Gallagher Bassett in January 2019 and threw herself into the captive insurance industry. A bright and knowledgeable professional Hentges will no doubt only become a bigger and bigger name in captive insurance.
Paul Lewis, Global Head of Business Development, MAXIS Global Benefits Network
At MAXIS GBN since 2016, Lewis is responsible for the global Business Development teams who develop employee benefits solutions for multinational employers. He has more than 15 years’ experience working with Metlife and Aetna Global Benefits implementing global employee benefit plans. Lewis was promoted to head of business development in December 2021 and is taking the lead during massive growth in employee benefits.
Joe McDonald, Director of Captives, South Carolina Department of Insurance
Until recently the captive and risk finance product manager for the International Risk Management Group McDonald has recently been appointed director of captives at the South Carolina Department of Insurance. With 13 years prior experience with the Department of Insurance, McDonald is a great choice and will no doubt stimulate South Carolina’s captive industry.
Danielle Moniz, Manager, PwC Bermuda
With PwC Bermuda for the last seven years, Moniz is a native of Bermuda who a Masters of Professional Accounting from Bryant University. After being accepted into PwC Bermuda Headstart program while at university she was exposed to captive insurance and then spent two summers interning at the firm. She never looked back and is now one of the rising stars of the Bermuda captive industry.
Brittany Nevins, Captive Insurance Economic Development Director, State of Vermont
After working in the fields of community and economic development in the non-profit and governmental sectors serving technology, solar, health care, and childcare industries Nevins joined the State of Vermont in 2020. Since then she has taken the role and made it her own, successfully promoting Vermont in a difficult time.
Devin O’Brien, Vice President of Financial Management ,Captives, Artex
With an international career, O’Brien started as a charted accountant in South Africa, working for PKF. He then moved to the Cayman Islands, working with PwC for two years. In 2016 he moved to Artex as a captive insurance manager, before being promoted twice in only two years. Now Vice president of financial management for captives O’Brien is based in the United States and is a talented individual who will continue to rapidly make his name in the industry.
Shruti Vyas, Captive Insurance Manager, SES Satellites
The insurance manager at multi-billion dollar communications company SES Satellites, Vyas is a captive owner for an exciting and expanding organisation. With the new space race heating up and space tourism becoming the hot ticket, Vyas is on the cutting edge of captive insurance. Based in Luxembourg, she graciously gives her time to speak at events (virtual and, when we could have them, in-person).