Everest Insurance, a division of Bermuda-based re/insurer Everest Re Group, has appointed Michael Cipolla as Head of the Excess & Surplus (E&S) Primary Casualty unit.
Cipolla will be responsible for developing the product portfolio and leading the continued growth of primary casualty business in the wholesale space.
He will continue to be based in the company’s Atlanta office, reporting to Michael Finnegan, Head of E&S Casualty.
He has been with Everest for almost five years and most recently served as Vice President, E&S Casualty, where he led the expansion of the wholesale portfolio in the Southeast region.
Michael Finnegan commented: “Michael’s appointment further demonstrates Everest’s continued investment and commitment to the wholesale market. Everest has successfully operated in the E&S space for over two decades and in that time, our E&S team has fostered meaningful relationships with our wholesale trading partners, supported by deep domain expertise, a solid balance sheet and a strong track record of claims paying experience.
“We continue to invest in our people, process and products to deliver customised solutions for our trading partners in a fast and efficient manner.
“Michael has a proven track record of building a profitable franchise. He is a diligent contributor and a natural leader. I look forward to partnering with him to grow our presence in the auto and general liability markets alongside our wholesale distribution partners.”