AXA XL has beefed up its underwriting division with new hires in New York, Los Angeles, and St. Paul.
The firm said it has hired Deuayne Crawford as head of cyber for the northeast; Marisa Vero as senior underwriter; and Hannah Baker as underwriter.
Jeremy Gittler, head of cyber and tech E&O at the firm, said: “The demand for cyber insurance is showing no signs of cooling down. Businesses of all kinds, of all sizes are concerned about their cyber risks. As one of the top cyber insurance markets, we continue to attract top industry talent like Deuayne, Marisa, and Hannah, giving us more bandwidth to address current market demands, and providing us with more cyber expertise that our brokers and clients can rely on to structure appropriate cyber insurance solutions for them.”
Crawford assumes the overall underwriting management responsibilities in the northeast, the largest region for AXA XL’s Cyber business. He joins from Ironshore, where he was responsible for managing underwriting for cyber, media, technology and miscellaneous professional liability insurance for mid-cap and large-cap clients.
According to his LinkedIn profile, he also spent over seven years at AIG in a variety of underwriting roles, following two years at Morgan Stanley.
Vero joins AXA XL’s West Zone from Zurich North America, where she worked as a senior management liability underwriter, providing D&O, employment practices, fiduciary, crime, and kidnap and ransom solutions. She has also held underwriting positions at Chubb and Hiscox.
Baker joins AXA XL to support the cyber and tech E&O insurance needs of brokers and clients throughout AXA XL’s Central Zone. she began her insurance career at Marsh, and most recently served as a senior account underwriter at Travelers.