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AXIS Insurance adds lead underwriters to US Cyber & Tech unit

9th November 2020 - Author: Matt Sheehan

AXIS Insurance, the specialty insurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has announced the addition of three lead underwriters to its US Cyber and Technology team.

axis-capital-logoAshley Sales, Southeast Regional Underwriting Manager, will be based in Alpharetta, Georgia, while Jonah Papesh, West Coast Regional Underwriting Manager, will be based in San Francisco, and Eric Allen, Underwriting Manager, will be based in New York.

Sales and Papesh will be responsible for underwriting profitability, portfolio management and execution of underwriting strategy for the US Southeast and West Coast regions, respectively.

Meanwhile, Allen will work across all AXIS Insurance US Cyber and Technology products, with a focus on distribution relationships and the execution of underwriting strategy.

“We continue to position our U.S. cyber and technology business for strategic growth that is built around underwriting excellence and a deep understanding of our clients’ needs,” said Eric Seyfried, Head of Cyber U.S. Open Market for AXIS Insurance.

“The underwriting experience and leadership of Ashley, Jonah and Eric, combined with their years of experience in the U.S. cyber market, will be instrumental in helping our brokers and clients navigate the evolving cyber threat landscape.”

Prior to AXIS, Sales was an Assistant Regional Underwriting Manager for Cyber and Technology at AIG, dedicated to the Southeast region.

At AIG she previously held Senior Underwriter and Underwriter positions, working across Professional and Cyber Liability.

Papesh joins AXIS from AXA XL, where he was a Cyber and Technology Senior Underwriter. Prior to this, he was a Specialty E&O, Security and Privacy Underwriter at Zurich North America.

And finally, Allen joins AXIS from Chubb where he was Vice President and Team Lead for Cyber and Technology Underwriting. Previously, Allen focused on Cyber, Technology and Errors and Omissions as an Underwriting Specialist at Liberty International Underwriters.

AXIS Insurance also announced today the addition of three Senior Underwriters to its U.S. Cyber and Technology team, namely Nina Pappas, Matthew Jeske and Melissa Steinmetz.

Pappas and Jeske will be based in Chicago, and Steinmetz will be based in Los Angeles.

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