Everest Reinsurance has appointed Brent Hoffman as senior vice president, head of claims, and COO, joining the firm at the end of July.
Hoffman will have dual responsibility for overseeing key aspects of business operations and leading the global reinsurance claims function. He will report directly to Jim Williamson, chief operating officer and head of reinsurance of Everest Group.
Williamson said: “We are delighted to welcome Brent to Everest. His diverse background is a unique combination of legal and business acumen, which coupled with his outstanding leadership skills, make him an ideal fit for this role. I look forward to partnering with him to advance our strategic objectives.”
Hoffman was AXA XL’s chief claims officer for over four years, responsible for leading its global claims strategy and operations to support claims excellence across multiple business lines and geographies.
Prior to joining AXA XL, Hoffman held several leadership positions at The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., where he led teams responsible for claims, litigation, and settlement strategies.
This is not the only new appointment within Everest Reinsurance in recent weeks. At the beginning of May, the firm named Jiten Voralia to be its new senior vice president and head of treaty casualty and surety.