Bart Hedges has served as Chief Executive Officer of our Company and a director of our Board since August 2011. Bart has also served as a director of Greenlight Re Ireland since 2011. Bart previously served as President and Chief Underwriting Officer of Greenlight Re from January 2006 to August 2011. Bart has over 20 years of experience in the property and casualty insurance/reinsurance industry. Prior to joining Greenlight Re, Bart served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Platinum Underwriters Bermuda, Ltd., a property, casualty and finite risk reinsurer from July 2002 until December 2005, where he was responsible for the initial start-up of the company and managed the company’s day-to-day operations. Bart previous experience includes serving as executive vice president and Chief Operating Officer of Bermuda-based Scandinavian Re and actuarial consultant at Tillinghast-Towers Perrin. Bart received his B.S. in Mathematics, Computer Science Concentration, from Towson State University in 1987 and is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
Tim Courtis has served as our Chief Financial Officer since May 2006. Tim has over 20 years experience in the property and casualty reinsurance, captive and insurance industry. Most recently Tim was President and Chief Financial Officer of European International Reinsurance Company Ltd., a subsidiary of Swiss Re, from August 1994 until April 2006, where he was responsible for the management and financial analysis of Swiss Re's Barbados based entities. Prior to joining Swiss Re in 1994, Tim also worked for Continental Insurance in Barbados and International Risk Management Company in Bermuda where he performed duties as senior account manager to various captive insurance companies. Tim is a Canadian Chartered Accountant and has a MBA from York University, Toronto and a Bachelor of Business from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo.
Brendan Barry has served as Chief Underwriting Officer since August 2011. Prior to that, Brendan was Senior Vice President since September 2006 when he joined Greenlight Re. Brendan has over 20 years experience in the property and casualty insurance and reinsurance industry. He has previously served as Vice President of Platinum Underwriters (Bermuda) Ltd. and Senior Underwriter for Hannover Reinsurance (Ireland) Ltd. where he managed a diversified portfolio of reinsurance transactions. Brendan holds a Bachelor of Arts from the National College of Ireland, a post graduate diploma in statistics from Dublin University (Trinity College) and an MBA from Smurfit School of Business (University College Dublin).
Tim Adair joined Greenlight Re in 2014 after spending 24 years as a reinsurance intermediary. He joined Greenlight Re from Guy Carpenter, where he was a Managing Director since 2005, and split his time between offices in New York and Connecticut. While at GC, he focused his efforts on placing treaties for large property and casualty insurance companies. Prior to Guy Carpenter, he was with Aon Re for 15 years, which he joined out of college and was most recently a Senior Vice President. Tim graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Vermont.
Jordan Comacchio joined Greenlight Re in 2009 as an actuary within the underwriting team. During his time at Greenlight Re, Jordan has worked on treaty pricing, reserving, portfolio modeling, and most recently has acted as a lead for one of the underwriting teams. Prior to joining Greenlight Re, Jordan was a senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC). While at PwC, Jordan engage in reserve reviews, risk transfer testing, pricing, and industry trend analysis for a wide range of property & casualty lines. Jordan is an Associate in the Casualty Actuarial Society, and holds a BA in Mathematics & Economics from the University of Colorado, Boulder; as well as an MBA from Georgia State University, Atlanta.
Jim Ehman joined Greenlight Re in January 2011 as a seasoned underwriter of structured and specialty treaty reinsurance. He previously underwrote U.S treaty reinsurance for ten years with a large international reinsurance company and several years prior with a Barbados based reinsurer, entering the industry in 2006 as CFO of the Barbados reinsurer. Jim achieved his Chartered Accountant designation while working with Coopers & Lybrand in Canada, then continued in public practice with Deloitte & Touche in Barbados. He received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan, the province where Jim grew up on his family’s grain farm.
Isaac Espinoza joined Greenlight Re in May 2007 as an actuary. Isaac has over 13 years of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance experience and has been a credentialed actuary since 2006. He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. At Greenlight Re, Isaac has had numerous roles in treaty pricing, reserving, and corporate modeling. Isaac previously held positions doing pricing and reserving for the Corporate Actuarial and Personal Lines divisions at Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company in Novato, California. Prior to Fireman’s Fund, Isaac was in the Personal Insurance Division of Farmers Insurance Group in Los Angeles, California. Isaac graduated from the University of California, Riverside in 2004 with a B.S. in Computer Science.
Matias Galker joined Greenlight Re in April 2012 as an actuary and has over 10 years of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance experience. At Greenlight Re, Matias has had numerous roles in treaty and XOL pricing and corporate modeling. Matias previously held positions doing reserving for the Argentinian and Uruguayan operations in both Personal Lines and Commercial lines at Royal and Sun Alliance, based in Buenos Aires. Prior to Royal and Sun Alliance, Matias was in the P&C reserving team at Zurich Argentina in Buenos Aires. Matias graduated from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2007 with a B.Sc. in Actuarial Science and he is an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society and Associate of the Society of Actuaries.
Matt Grunewald joined Greenlight Re in 2011 and has over 10 years of experience in the in the property casualty reinsurance industry. Prior to Greenlight Re, Matt worked for Guy Carpenter as a reinsurance broker, most recently in their Tampa, Florida office. He started his reinsurance career with Collins and Associates in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has a bachelor of science in Economics from St Thomas University in St Paul Minnesota and has an Associate in Reinsurance designation.
Olessya Moretti joined Greenlight Re in 2016 and has over 6 years of experience in the property casualty insurance and reinsurance industry. Prior to Greenlight Re, Olessya was a commercial lines broker with Hub International HKMB Limited in Toronto, Canada. She started her career with Hannover Re underwriting facultative reinsurance, and gained experience as a primary insurance underwriter with Chubb Insurance Company of Canada. Olessya holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto with a specialty in Accounting and major in Economics, as well as Chartered Insurance Professional and Certified Risk Manager designations.
Kagabo Ngiruwonsanga joined Greenlight Re in March 2011 as an Actuary in the underwriting team. Kagabo has over 11 years of property and casualty insurance experience and is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society. Most recently Kagabo was an Actuary at Liberty Mutual Insurance company where he worked on pricing reinsurance treaties as well as personal lines products. Prior to that Kagabo Ngiruwonsanga worked at Metlife Auto and Home where he was involved in the modelling of the catastrophe book as well as pricing home and auto insurance. Kagabo holds a B.A. in Economics from Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Pat is a Chartered Accountant with 20+ years experience in senior roles in the insurance industry in Ireland, UK and Bermuda. From 2011 to 2015, Pat was CEO of Liberty Insurance, one of the major insurers in the domestic Irish market. Pat was responsible for establishing this insurer in Ireland, following an acquisition of a business under administration. Pat led a high profile transformation of this business, including the development of a new underwriting and distribution strategy, the launch of the Liberty Insurance brand and a major restructuring program. Prior to this, Pat spent 10 years as a director and COO of Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe (“LMIE”), Liberty’s commercial and specialty business in Europe. During this period, LMIE grew from a start up to become a significant European insurer with GWP in excess of $750m and 450 staff.
Paul Connor joined Greenlight in September 2016 as a member of the underwriting team in Dublin, Ireland. He joined Greenlight Re from Canopius, where he was Chief Actuary of the Structured Reinsurance Unit which specialised in providing alternative solutions to clients. Prior to this, Paul was Chief Pricing Actuary of Global Insurance for Alterra and was also responsible for Capital modelling for the Group. Prior to his time with Alterra, Paul worked for London Life with responsibility for the Pricing and Reserving of the P&C business of the Group. Paul has significant pricing, capital modelling and underwriting experience in the international and London marketplaces. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (UK) and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (Ireland) and graduated from Trinity College Dublin.
Sharon D’Arcy joined Greenlight Re in 2013 and is a member of the underwriting team in Dublin. She has 10 years of experience in the international and London marketplace. Prior to joining Greenlight Re, she worked for Mitsui Sumitomo Reinsurance Limited in Dublin as a treaty underwriter, where she focused on Greece, Cyprus, Eastern Europe, UK & Ireland. Previous to this she worked for nSpire Re (Fairfax Group) as a Reinsurance Executive. Sharon started her reinsurance career with Catlin in London, as a member of the outwards reinsurance team. She graduated from the University of Limerick with a degree in International Insurance and European Studies. She is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Conor Gaffney is a member of the underwriting team in Dublin, Ireland. He joined Greenlight Re from PwC in 2012, where he worked as a senior consultant in the Irish actuarial practice and specialised in providing pricing, reserving and strategic advice to reinsurance clients. Prior to his time with PwC, Conor worked as a senior reinsurance pricing actuary, with underwriting responsibilities, for both Imagine Reinsurance Group and the Unique Risk Division of AmTrust Financial Group. Conor has significant pricing and underwriting experience in the international and London marketplaces. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (UK) and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (Ireland) and graduated from University College Dublin in 2005 with an honours degree in Actuarial and Financial Studies.
John Drake joined Greenlight Re in 2012 to head up the company’s business development efforts. John has over 20 years experience in the reinsurance/insurance industry and been in the financial markets since 1986. John came to Greenlight Re from the business development team of Swiss Re Underwriters, Swiss Re America’s broker-market operation, where he had been since 2004. Prior to that John had various professional liability, structured and financial risk underwriting roles with OneBeacon Professional Partners, Hart Re, Chubb Specialty and Underwriters Re. John received his MBA from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts where he graduated magna cum laude and has a B.A. in Economics/History from Union College in Schenectady, New York. John holds Charter Property Casualty Underwriter and Associate in Reinsurance designations.
Rena Strecker joined Greenlight Re in 2011 as a member of the finance and operations team and heads up middle office operations. Rena has over 14 years’ experience in the reinsurance/insurance industry having held various positions in property & casualty insurance/reinsurance, life & pension and captive insurance. Most recently Rena was consulting for AIG working in both London and New York with the capital management department and financial transformation project teams. Prior to that Rena served as a Vice President at Goldman Sachs in London in the controllers department. Rena is a Canadian Chartered Accountant, has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Regina and an Associate in Reinsurance designation.